Somehow the GOP leader managed to still sound confusing, saying the state should “leave it the way it is.”
“…What [North Carolina is] going through with all the business that’s leaving, all of the strife — and this is on both sides. Leave it the way it is.”
A number of companies and celebrities have canceled projects or appearances in the Tar heel state since they passed the controversial HB2 which stripped localities of the ability to protect LGBTQ employees and also forced trans people to use the restroom aligned with their birth gender, not their gender identity.
Either way, in a surprising moment of clarity and humility, Trump noted there “had been few complaints… They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate… There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic — I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”
As supportive as that sounds, it took him less than 12 hours to reverse course on the topic.
“This is a weird thing to say but I always hoped that the Virginia Tech one would be the worst one ever…as bad as that was, I hoped that nothing would ever eclipse it but, such as life we got work to do so.”