Up at the eagle's aerie, or hundreth millionth floor of the Trump Towers' building, the air most be getting thin. It could be altitude sickness or maybe just an old-fashioned point of view that refuses to budge or update itself but when recently quizzed about his stance on same-sex marriage and rights, Donald Trump, owner of said Towers, paused to consider his thoughts before definitively stating that he was against both, Pinknews tells us.
The self-made multi-billionaire, and owner of the Miss USA pageant felt he couldn't agree with resolving these specific LGBT issues, claiming that America has at present much bigger issues at hand to deal with. Being a potential Republican candidate for 2012 presidential elections, Trump's views won't have come as a suprise to his fellow party members.
''I’m against [same-sex rights],' Trump said [speaking on the The O’Reilly Factor tv show]. 'I just don’t feel good about it, I don’t feel right about it. I’m against it. And I take a lot of heat because I come from New York. You know for New York it’s like, ‘How can you be against gay marriage?’ But I’m opposed to gay marriage.''
'When asked about the view that current laws violate gay civil rights, Trump responded: 'I say that we have other problems in this country.''
''And I don’t think a president should be elected on gay marriage or not gay marriage, because we have some very big problems,' he added.'
The issue of same sex marriage might not be on the minds of every person in America in the same way as the current situation in Libya might be, but it certainly is something that a significant proportion of the country will be thinking about come election day.