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4/22/2016

Shockingly, Trump Walks Back Comments on Transgender Law

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:25 pm



Remember I said yesterday, regarding Trump’s opposition to the North Carolina transgender bathroom law:

Countdown to walkback in 3…2…1…

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And when you’re Donald Trump, and you’re looking to walk back a sentiment without getting grief for it, where better than Sean Hannity?

Donald Trump amends stance on North Carolina transgender bathroom law

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is tweaking his stance on North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law less than a day after he voiced his opposition to the legislation and suggested the state should just “leave it the way it is.”

“I love North Carolina, and they have a law, and it’s a law that, you know, unfortunately is causing them some problems,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview Thursday night. “And I fully understand that they want to go through, but they are losing business, and they are having people come out against.”

“I think that local communities and states should make the decision,” he went on to say. “And I feel very strongly about that. The federal government should not be involved.”

“In other words, let the state decide,” Hannity responded. “Kind of like your positions on education, give it back to the states.”

“Yeah, let them decide,” Trump said. “Absolutely.”

The statements on Fox News came shortly after Trump faced backlash over an NBC interview in which he said that before the state’s controversial bathroom law, “there have been very few problems.”

Who says Sean Hannity doesn’t make news on those rare occasions he decides to have Donald Trump as a “special guest” on his program??

68 Responses to “Shockingly, Trump Walks Back Comments on Transgender Law”

  1. The Cult of Personality cult members will lap this up.

    SPQR (a3a747)

  2. Sean Hannity is proof that anyone can succeed in America.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  3. Contrast this “interview” with Hannity’s recent contentious grilling of Ted Cruz.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  4. We have certainly had some precious clarity thanks to Trump’s run. Prager is so right to value clarity so very highly.

    Bad poll by NBC Indy – Trump 37 Cruz 31 friggin Kasich 22. They say among “core” GOP voters, Cruz and Trump are tied. I have had my fill of open primaries. I really have. And Sanders is going to suspend campaigning after Tuesday. Just ducky.

    I steeled myself for a lousy fortnight leading up to 5/2. This really sux.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  5. Cover me
    Come on Sean and cover me
    I’m looking for a stooge
    With a gig at faux news
    To step in and cover me

    nk (dbc370)

  6. Well “It’s not the messenger it’s the message” as one of our resident Trumpers said recently.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  7. Ace was predicting this as well.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  8. “I think that local communities and states should make the decision,” he went on to say. “And I feel very strongly about that. The federal government should not be involved.”

    “In other words, let the state decide,” Hannity responded. “Kind of like your positions on education, give it back to the states.”

    If they’re talking about the NC bathroom law that exchange made no sense at all. So far at least the federal gov’t isn’t involved. Nothing should be given back to the states since it’s currently not under federal control.

    Now a real conservative would say that given how the federal courts have removed marriage from state control it no longer seems far fetched to suggest federal courts incredibly could start inserting themselves into bathrooms one day. But Trump of course is not a conservative.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  9. Nothing Trump says survives sunset.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Gerald A, at 8. Of course. Just blowing smoke for the dumbf***s.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. Sean ought to make news by admitting Trump is a paying sponsor. Both Trump and Hillary have money to burn and a jillion ways to give friendly media people a “helping hand.” No money even has to change hands directly, although even that probably happens.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  12. Donnie has a lot of other statements he should walk back.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  13. and ricketts sponsor’s ericksons, and another group funds shapiro’s startup, and don sherwood keeps mair of baku’s print and toner running, really lets show all our cards,

    narciso (732bc0)

  14. narciso, but is Ricketts running for President? How about Sherwood?
    Trump is.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  15. no but they are funding parties that are, or those who imagine themselves to be,

    the new zeal link, is the real deal, as to where this problem is coming from, the mainstreaming of criminal deviance,

    narciso (732bc0)

  16. “And I fully understand that they want to go through, but they are losing business, and they are having people come out against.”

    WTF? And they gave BUSH shit for being inarticulate?
    This guy can barely construct a coherent sentence.

    If he rubbed two thoughts together to come up with an idea, his hair plugs would catch fire.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  17. There’s nothing unethical about Hannity being in the tank for Trump. For any reason. He’s a partisan commentator; nobody should have any expectation that he’s anything else; just not our partisan commentator this time.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. what bathroom does tranvestite randy ted cruz use?

    billory (1fbc9f)

  19. Your mama’s, Perry.

    nk (dbc370)

  20. Hannity can shill for whomever he wants—it’s his show, and as nk says, he’s a commentator.
    It’s just fun to mock him because he’s so over-the-top sincere and corny with the way he’s long promoted himself as someone who fights tooth and nail for real conservatism, and who opposes RINOs at every turn. He’s so conservative, that he’s not even a registered Republican—he’s registered with the Conservative Party in New York.
    Yet here he is carrying water for the guy who donated to Hillary’s presidential run in 2008.

    If Hillary wins, we’ll be gearing up for another presidential election cycle in 2019, and once again Hannity will talk about how we must nominate a true conservative—just as if he never supported Trump in 2016.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  21. billory/Perry,

    You spend an awful lot of time talking about transvestites and public restrooms.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  22. well perry is unoriginal, if he juggle or tapdance, to get the tourette’s out of his system, but he’s just a tad younger then raul castro, so he’s pretty set in his ways, at this point,

    narciso (732bc0)

  23. Sham-al-Islam? Better than Moro Islamic Liberation Front, I suppose.

    nk (dbc370)

  24. well they are old school, varsity (AQ) in stead of jayvee (islamic state)

    narciso (732bc0)

  25. Where did I see that some group is trying to raise $1 million to police the internet for anti-Hillary content?

    nk (dbc370)

  26. another soros appendage, re idiosyncratic sf writers, with some experience in govt,

    https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/word-trump-a-new-em-drive-and-other-matters/

    narciso (732bc0)

  27. I trust Jerry Pournelle as much as I trust Hannity. Or you should trust me. When will we rid ourselves of the superstition that literacy is wisdom? Or magic? Writing something down does not make it so.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. that’s a very brawndo thing to so, electrolytes.

    narciso (732bc0)

  29. Hannity can shill for whomever he wants—it’s his show, and as nk says, he’s a commentator.

    Whatever, I’ve never liked him, nor O’Reilly. I dislike most of the media as they are bunch of dishonest hacks, lying under cover of the news for whomever offers them the best deal in whatever coin interests them most. There are a few I would except from that, who seem willing to play the cards as dealt, but not a lot.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  30. Jerry has said that his politics are to the right of Attila the Hun, so favoring a man with authoritarian tendencies isn’t a great surprise.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  31. Reagan broke his heart when he did not put satellites full of crowbars that could be dropped on tanks and ICBMs into orbit.

    nk (dbc370)

  32. Vox Day is republishing his There Will Be War books, and although I avoid Day like leprosy I know that he is buddies with Milo Yiannopoulos who is buddies with Mike Cernovic who is a Trump shill, if we want to speculate about a payola connection.

    nk (dbc370)

  33. If given the choice of a SCHIT SANDWICH vs a glass of WARM PISS, versus, DONALD TRUMP.
    I “STAND WITH TRUMP”

    GUS (30b6bd)

  34. If given the choice of a SCHIT SANDWICH vs a glass of WARM PISS, versus, DONALD TRUMP.
    I “STAND WITH TRUMP”

    If given that choice, I exit the premises stage left.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  35. Trump is a shit sandwich with piss sauce.

    SPQR (a3a747)

  36. Mr. Trump is very elegant and kind-hearted

    happyfeet (831175)

  37. Donald Trump does not pay taxes.

    nk (dbc370)

  38. wow!!!! You are all correct. Especially YOU, Patterico you are brilliant!!!
    Vote for whomever you wish
    \

    GUS (30b6bd)

  39. Anyone foolish enough to have had even an ounce of the warm fuzzies for what was elected in 2008 has limited credibility, then and now, as far as I’m concered. That includes one of Reagan’s speechwriters, Peggy Noonan, who wrote an essay on Thursday about how 2016 is when people probably will be struck by at least one moment of negative realization.

    These two letters posted by readers in the forum attached to her column sum up things more definitively than she did.

    wallstreetjournal.com:

    Arturo Rodriguez

    I am the son of Cuban exiles; for us, the beacon of freedom that was America became our North, and it never seemed brighter than during the Reagan years. I did not have a 2016 Moment, but I did have two moments:

    The 9/11 Moment, when I realized how weak we had become that some primitives thought they could commit genocide against America and get away with it (and what is killing 3,000 civilians in 45 minutes if not genocide?). Except that, as it turned out, they mostly did get away with it.

    The 2008 election Moment. Because of my aforementioned background, I have a very sensitive antenna for the Marxist among us. I remember the sickening thought that by electing Barack Obama, my nation had committed suicide. We elected an anti-colonialist man-child who doesn’t particularly like this country, at least not as presently constituted; he found it so wanting that it needed to be “fundamentally changed”. And fundamentally changed it he has, creating what I consider to be irreparable damage. We’re on our knees, without a Reagan to guide us out of this morass. I’m glad my parents are not alive to see us rot from within.

    Fran Calvert

    “I have a very sensitive antenna for the Marxist among us…”

    Yes, 2008 was a bellweather, and I for one will never forget PRAVDA!!! labeling Americans “sheeple.” National suicide, indeed, sir.

    While Sarah Palin was trying to point all this out to “the people,” Peggy Noonan was busy criticizing Palin’s grammatical flaws and swooning over Mr. Suave, Obama.

    Mark (2fd21b)

  40. I had never known that Pat Tillman was killed and Elian Gonzalez state-napped on the same date until yesterday. As awful a day as it was for truth generally, yesterday was a quite fitting day.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  41. wow!!!! You are all correct. Especially YOU, Patterico you are brilliant!!!
    Vote for whomever you wish
    \

    GUS (30b6bd) — 4/23/2016 @ 12:56 am

    That’s just fabulous, Gus. I appreciate that so much. Thank you bubie, really. Now I can vote Cruz with a clear conscience.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)

  42. One more Greek from Chicago who does not like either Tranny Trump or the Cankle With The Cackle. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-kass-0421-20160420-column.html

    nk (dbc370)

  43. #37 Mr happyfeet, it sounds like you’re impressed by the crease in The Mr Donald’s slacks!

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  44. Yes it is,ed, that kind of weapon system is in development, demonstrated in gi how retaliation, and mAkes talk of indirection in that vignette moot.

    narciso (742ca9)

  45. When Trumpkins take the “whither thou goest, I will go” pledge, how do they know where to stand? Does the pledge include implantation of a bit of Trumpetite to guide them when Trumpy the Clown assumes another persona? When Trumpy executes a reversal, do they immediately turn in place like a windsock or does the change in direction manifest itself at the following sunrise?

    Rick Ballard (4a9e02)

  46. the system you were referring tom, it would make rebellion costly,

    http://www.jerrypournelle.com/archives2/archives2mail/mail404.html#Thor

    narciso (732bc0)

  47. When Trumpy executes a reversal, do they immediately turn in place like a windsock or does the change in direction manifest itself at the following sunrise?

    I could be wrong, but I believe it has to do with just how urgently He of the Orange Combover needs to look and sound his best. If you will note, it doesn’t take long for his cult to follow suit. Usually just a couple of hours. I’m mildly surprised his fans haven’t inundated this thread yet.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)

  48. The best cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. By the Muppets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY

    Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
    Nothing really matters
    Anyone can see
    Nothing really matters nothing really matters but me

    Anyway the wind blows

    nk (dbc370)

  49. lawfare, never for our good. by a carter relic,

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/04/22/detainees-can-sue-cia-court-rules.html

    narciso (732bc0)

  50. It is ironic, or something, that at the start people liked Trump because he was willing to say things people thought needed saying,
    That nobody else was saying,
    And that was different from politicians who would say one thing to get elected and then do something else.
    And now Trump has turned into Biden,
    Just ignore what he says, because he said it without thinking of how the phrase of the moment fits with anything else,
    And he will say something else conflicting,
    And meaningless,
    As soon as someone else puts a microphone in front of him.

    MD back in Philly!!! (f9371b)

  51. what bathroom does tranvestite randy ted cruz use?

    billory (1fbc9f) — 4/22/2016 @ 8:55 pm

    =========================================

    From under which rock did perry/billory slither out?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  52. Lots of people have trouble putting two thoughts together,
    And seeing if they go together or not.

    Sesame Street has failed us,
    Or maybe succeeded,
    IDK
    I stand by Captain Kangaroo.
    At least one learned that some people would pull tricks on you,
    And that if you weren’t careful,
    A barrage of ping pong balls would fall on your head.
    And from there it was easy to deduce
    That as one got older,
    It would no longer be harmless ping pong balls.

    MD back in Philly!!! (f9371b)

  53. another interesting detail, elian was being rendered out, as ‘state property’, while the hijackers were practically ‘chaperoned’ in, and the official responsible, just failed upwards,

    narciso (732bc0)

  54. Rick:

    When Trumpy executes a reversal, do they immediately turn in place like a windsock or does the change in direction manifest itself at the following sunrise?

    I think they have decided that Trump is smarter than they are, so any change in his positions occurs because it’s the correct thing to do.

    Also, I doubt they will view Trump’s change as a sign he was wrong or a hypocrite. That would make them wrong and/or hypocrites, and no one wants to be that.

    DRJ (15874d)

  55. Screw Captain Kangaroo. Mr. Green Jeans for teh win!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  56. the problem is this course of behavior, being forced upon an unwilling populace, is enemy action, the source of which is hidden like the new zeal link points out, as with the crump/julian assault on law enforcement, the levick attack on ‘the war on terror, the real motive behind the plame matter,

    narciso (732bc0)

  57. That was yesterday. Why obsess about the past? Let’s make America great again.

    nodald krump (dbc370)

  58. for that matter, why is stein mitchell, representing ‘jackie coakley’ pro bono, seems like something out of sd knickerbocker’s bag of tricks

    narciso (732bc0)

  59. Because people keep asking me: It tastes AWESOME, and OF COURSE I swallow. Can’t wait ’til next “interview.”

    Sean H. (bfd5cd)

  60. Trump supporters probably think we’re the dumb arrogant ones for thinking we are smarter than Trump, but I think most of us are. Trump has good connections and he knows how to manipulate people, but that doesn’t show he’s smart. It shows he was fortunate in who his father was and that he knows something about psychology.

    DRJ (15874d)

  61. The USA in 2016.

    nydailynews.com, February 2016: A Seattle, Wash. community is in uproar after a man undressed in the women’s locker room at a local pool, seemingly to test a new rule that allows transgender people to use the bathroom of their gender identity, according to King 5 News.

    An unidentified man wearing board shorts walked into the women’s bathroom of Evans Pool, in the heart of Seattle, on Monday evening. The women inside the locker room at the time attempted to kick him out, but the guy refused and said “the law has changed and I have the right to be here.”

    The man was referring to a local rule passed in December that mandates all public restrooms to allow transgender people to use bathroom assigned to their gender identity. The rule applies to schools, businesses and parks.

    The state ruling enacted by the Human Rights Commission of Washington was met with criticism by some in the state who thought the rule went too far. But efforts to repeal the rule halted in January when a judge ruled that the bill to reject transgender bathroom access would not get a hearing.

    America, your chickens are coming home to roost.

    Mark (2fd21b)

  62. I’m mildly surprised his fans haven’t inundated this thread yet.

    Bill H (dcdd7b) — 4/23/2016 @ 7:32 am

    I’m wondering if it is getting harder and harder for them to defend the flip flops. He is liked because he “tells it like it is” and yet that “it” keeps changing. And that “it” also increasingly the same as the left.

    Patrick Henry, the 2nd (ddead1)

  63. No, they think Trump will win and they are waiting to gloat.

    DRJ (15874d)

  64. 57. Screw Captain Kangaroo. Mr. Green Jeans for teh win!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 4/23/2016 @ 8:11 am

    gh

    Arghh! Yargghh!

    Like this is so hard to figure out.

    Steve57 (4bd90d)

  65. “I think [Trump supporters] have decided that Trump is smarter than they are, so any change in his positions occurs because it’s the correct thing to do.”

    – DRJ

    I think they have decided correctly.

    “Trump supporters probably think we’re the dumb arrogant ones for thinking we are smarter than Trump, but I think most of us are.”

    – DRJ

    I think you are correct.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  66. “I think [Trump supporters] have decided that Trump is smarter than they are, so any change in his positions occurs because it’s the correct thing to do.”

    – DRJ

    I think they have decided correctly.

    Definitely.

    nk (dbc370)


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