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Trump: transgender people should use whichever bathroom they want

7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago April 21, 2016 Apr 21, 2016 Thursday, April 21 2016 April 21, 2016 10:57 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose.

Speaking at a town hall event on NBC's "Today" Thursday, Trump said North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law," which directs transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates, has caused unnecessary strife.

"There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble," he says.

Still, he says he's opposed to the move to create new, non-gendered bathrooms open to anyone, calling that push "discriminatory in a certain way" and "unbelievably expensive for businesses and the country."

He says if Caitlyn Jenner, formerly former Olympic gold medal winner Bruce Jenner, were to walk into Trump Tower, she could use whichever bathroom she wanted.

Ted Cruz supports the North Carolina measure and says, "Grown adult men, strangers, should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls." He says his view is "basic common sense."

Cruz is campaigning in Frederick, Maryland, where voters will cast their ballots Tuesday.

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