Trump speaks out against HB2 in interview with Matt Lauer

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Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump came out against North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, which is also known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.

In an interview with Matt Lauer, Trump said the state’s passage of the law, which requires people to use the bathroom that coincides with the gender listed on their birth certificate, was “very strong.”

He said the law should be left as it was because “there has been so little trouble.”

Lauer also asked, “So if Caitlyn Jenner walked into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?”

To that, Trump replied, “that is correct.”

He expanded upon his answer and said that the idea of adding separate transgender bathrooms would also be discriminatory to an extent.

“It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country,” Trump said in response to the idea of adding transgender restrooms. “Leave it the way it is.”