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Donald Trump Says Transgender People Should "Use the Bathroom They Feel Is Appropriate"

Donald Trump Says Transgender People Should "Use the Bathroom They Feel Is Appropriate"

Donald Trump took a stance last week on the "TODAY" show that many of his followers oppose: that transgender people should be allowed to use whatever bathroom they choose.

"You leave it the way it is," the President Elect said. "There have been very few complaints the way it is."

Trump was responding to a question about North Carolina's bill signed into law last month — the one that bars individuals in the state from using public bathrooms not corresponding to the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.

Since then, there has been backlash from businesses and celebrities who have opposed the state's action, according to The New York Times.

When asked if the Trump organization employs any transgender people, Trump said he truly did not know, but added, "I probably do."

He also didn't fail to mention that if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use a bathroom, he would be comfortable with her choosing any bathroom she wanted.

"There's a big move to create new bathrooms" for transgender people alone, Trump said. "First of all, I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country. Leave it the way it is."

Only time will tell what Trump decides to support or oppose as his stance on this issue, along with his reformed opinion on Obamacare, do not align with his initial opinions he voiced earlier in the election process.

His thoughts on Roe v. Wade, however, remain conservative.

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