Donald Trump: Gay Marriage Is A Done Deal

“Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen. Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.” – Donald Trump, in a far-ranging interview with the Hollywood Reporter that has already drawn anguished wails in Teabagistan. Trump also mentions having attended the wedding of gay Broadway producer Jordan Roth.

  • clay

    LOVE the Grandpappy Trump pic!

    • Christopher

      Hahahahahahaha!

      The Doctor DESTROYED Harriet Jones’ career with that simple question.

      (Uh, yeah, I’m a super nerd. What of it?!!!)

      • Todd20036

        I’d fuck both of them. I fuck nerds hard.

    • Homo Erectus

      OMG! In that picture he looks like Joe Biden.

      • TampaDink

        I’m glad that I’m not the only one who did a double take…and now I feel that I should send an apology note off to the V.P..

    • Ontogenesis

      Hehe. But do you think that line would as viciously effective on a male politician?

  • so SCOTUS ruled on Marriage Equality, yet bozo thinks the same court will strike down birthright citizenship?

    • e jerry powell

      Yup, he does.

  • Gustav2

    Hey, our marriages are a done deal. How they think they can take them away I will never know.

    • e jerry powell

      Well, if they can rip out birthright citizenship from the Fourteenth Amendment, they can just as easily take out the equal protection clause there as well.

      • Gustav2

        I really can’t see that happening either

        • e jerry powell

          Neither can I, just making the point.

  • Ian

    Gay marriage, constitutionally a done deal. Birth-right citizenship in the 14th amendment…I think we found some wiggle room.

    • Some are claiming wiggle room on automatic citizenship because of a jurisdiction clause. This is just an FYI. (BTW I am the grandson of Immigrants and a hard-core Democrat and think anyone born here is a citizen). But this is the actual language in the 14th amendment that the anti-immigrant people are going after– I cut and paste and capitalize – All persons born or naturalized in the United States, AND SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Some right-wing think tanks are claiming that children born in the USA to undocumented (or illegal) immigrants are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and are not citizens. Do the more legal minded people here think that a right-wing SCOTUS in a few years time – with more Republican appointments rule that some people born here are not be considered citizens because of this? I was reading about the issue today and it is a possibility according to some.

      • fred

        How can one physically be in a country and not subject to its jurisdiction? Even someone just visiting the US temporarily is still subject to its jurisdiction. The only people who would qualify as not subject to jurisdiction would be diplomats.

        • I don’t get it either Fred, but this is what I read and is being presented. This is why Trump and some of the others are claiming you do not need a constitutional amendment.

      • Ian

        Definitely interesting.

  • MattM

    But housing/employment protections aren’t, tRump.

    • clay

      He claimed he was for employment protections, but only if both your parents were already citizens when you were born.

      His business dealings show he disfavors housing protections, for anyone.

  • Diogenes Arktos

    OK, folks, let’s remember prohibition. It was added, then repealed – both by constitutional amendment.

    • Neely OHara

      But marriage equality wasn’t achieved by amendment and won’t be repealed that way…

    • Friday

      Yeah, but everyone got a *beer* for doing that. 🙂

  • Dean

    I can’t wait to see what his official platform looks like. Maybe like a Lego building blown up?

    • clay

      The planks don’t all fit together.

    • Cuberly

      Less of a platform and more of a soapbox.

      • david fairfield

        Less of a soapbox and more of a vaudeville stage…

  • TampaDink

    This might be a signal that he’s getting tired of playing the “I’m running for president” game. By beginning to say things that he knows will rapidly erode his base, he’s making an easy exit ramp.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      That exit ramp has more Stops, Yields, accelerate, and Turn around NOW
      signs than I can even imagine.

    • Gustav2

      I can’t find it now, but there was an article that said the Religious Right was falling apart because of Trump. His popularity has shown self-identified “evangelicals” (the Baptist theologian used the scare quotes) really are not church going believers but the generic American who believes in a Boy Scout/Ronald Reagan God and Country/Exceptionalism.

    • LonelyLiberal

      Y’know, I don’t think so. He’s voicing the ultra-conservative but not all that religious viewpoint, which is probably a pretty large sub-section of Teabagistanis.

      Lately, religion seems to be going by the wayside.

      • TampaDink

        Religion going by the wayside….shockingly beautiful imagery.

        • david fairfield

          Indeed

      • TampaDink

        If only it could be pushed even further aside.

      • TampaDink

        If only it could be pushed even further aside….all the way off of the nearest cliff.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ok, you just got the votes of 45 million decent people.

    Not.

  • Justin

    That’s gonna cost him some love from his rabid sycophants.

  • Snarkaholic

    It will be interesting to see (via Trump’s new poll numbers) who the Teabaggers hate more: Immigrants or gays.

    • Giant Monster Gamera

      They’ll just pivot to “religious liberty” laws and go after immigrants as the next bogeyman.

  • bkmn

    That’s the thing about the base – They love you until they don’t.

    Tune in tomorrow to see if the hive mind decides this is what does him in (it takes them a while to process things.)

    • Todd20036

      I disagree. Many in the base love Donald simply because he is to blatant in his views. Even if they don’t agree with everything he says, the mere fact that the establishment fears him (in the GOP) is more than enough to reign in the tea baggers, even if he espouses a few things they don’t like.

  • BobSF_94117

    He scares me most when he talks sense.

    • Jeffg166

      The Donald is now the voice of reason in the GOP? That is scary.

    • TommyTune

      I know what you mean. When he was lambasting Jeb! for saying we needed “more skin in the game” in Iraq I had to pinch myself to make sure I was hearing that correctly. Same with this.

      • And he said that the USA missed an opportunity by not administering a single payer Health Care system after the Second World War! He also said that he prefered the Clinton presidency over the two Bush presidencies which he called disasters.

    • Gest2016

      The thing is he often DOES make sense. Even when I disagree with him, he lacks a whole level of deceit the other fuck-wiesels have. I feel like I know where Trump stands; the other Republicans make me think they have secret plans to incinerate gays.

      • BobSF_94117

        He doesn’t lack deceit. He is deceit.

      • stanhope

        When you have fuck you money you have FUCK YOU money which scares the hell out of the republican management. LOL. He makes Jeb look even more stupid than George’s drunk ass LOL

    • stanhope

      He’s being practical like most business people are. Had he been in the White House before, the outcome would have been different.

  • Chucktech

    Well, the Donald, now you’ve done it.

    Look, if you don’t want this gig, just say so, you don’t have to sabotage your campaign…

  • bambinoitaliano

    Watch his rating jump another 5 points. As long as it’s coming out of his mouth, the teabaggerstans are fine with it.

    • Friday

      Basically they seem done with necessarily being Christianist assholes and just went to full-bore assholism. 🙂

      • bambinoitaliano

        It could be the teabeggastans begrudgingly accepted the done deal, they just don’t need the other bunch of clowns beating the dead horse. I think this is the fracture line we are seeing between the evangelists and the teabeggers. Not everything is coming up jesus. Trump sort of separated himself from the rest and it’s what the teabeggerstans want. A varieties of batshit crazy.

        • jmax

          “Fracture line” is a good description. I’ve always felt Trump’s big selling point was giving voice to the non-religious bigots who cast their lot with the evangelicals simply because they happened to hate the same people.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I’m hoping this site is not being hack by the hire help from the wing nuts.

  • metrored

    …but the 14th amendment to the constitution need no longer apply to people we don’t like.

    • Gustav2

      Isn’t that how they read the whole Constitution?

      • TexasBoy

        It’s the way they also read the Bible.

        • Homo Erectus

          They can read?

          • Todd20036

            No. The preachers tell them what’s in it, and how their bigotries mesh precisely with what God is thinking.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Good job of parroting what your advisers are whispering in your ears. Way to read a script!

  • Cuberly

    Well so far Bri Fish and BileFart are silent on the issue. But DAMN are they full on xenophobic nutso wailing about the quote “anchor baby” epidemic. I can’t even count how many “anchor baby” stories there are over on BB. And yes, “anchor baby” is one gutless and heartless right-wing term that at it’s heart is racist as all fuck.

    • From what I heard on Twitter, we could call Donny himself an anchor baby.

      It has no bounds on whom it can be used against 😛

    • zhera

      I wonder what the Twitchy witch thinks of this anchor baby stuff. Lol

      • Cuberly

        Oooooooooo….nothing set her off more. Ha! Wow.

  • Homo Erectus

    Even a broken watch is right twice a day.

  • colaboy29

    More infighting to come! Yea!!!

  • Jude Newton

    Dammit, don’t make me like him!

  • JustSayin

    tRump must have some sort of cognitive disorder. He says that about gays but makes wild claims about passing a law about Banning birthright citizenship. Both are based on scotus rulings involving the 14th amendment…… Creep is just not right in the head.

  • zhera

    I don’t get how a man who is so over the top on most issues can get it right on this one. Shouldn’t he be saying the opposite just to please his fans?

    • motordog

      Even a broken clock is right twice a day…doesn’t make it not a broken clock.

    • matt n

      he’s made multiple statements against gay marriage in the past. regarding this one, it just seems like he says what pops into his head. i don’t think there’s much tought or resolve in it.

  • Well that’s another one who isn’t going to be supporting NOM’s silly marriage pledge…I wonder if Brian Brown will dare to go after Trump on this one??? I mean Brian Brown did say that they would be trying to make marriage an issue in the GOP primary and now here you have the current frontrunner completely dismissing NOM and their goals, what better time for NOM to put their plan that they have been fundraising on into action???

    • clay

      Trump isn’t into supporting things; he’s into being supported by them, I mean, by people.

      • Well and on that note it is very clear that the GOP candidates
        know they can avoid the hard-core anti-gay position without it hurting them and that they don’t win much of anything my seeking out that crowd. NOM talks a lot about how they are going to affect the GOP primary on this issue but everyone knows that is just a bunch of talk with nothing to back it up, NOM can’t afford to do a big ad campaign against trump and so he has nothing to worry about.

    • BudClark

      I read that as “NOM and their goats.

  • e jerry powell

    Still not voting for him, so I’m assuming that it’s just for amusement’s sake.

    I mean, just because an asshole says something vaguely pro-gay is supposed to sway my opinion?

  • Daniel Malisky

    sorry…this guy’s opinions have always interested me and I have always lent him an ear when he gives his opinions…and I don’t get him being a republican he just doesn’t pander to their lowest common denominator….which is the republican voter

  • Under the bus, fuckers. And let’s get a weedy reaction quote from The Hooded Claw. Oh I’m sorry, I meant Ted Cruz.

  • Skokieguy

    So marriage is a done deal because Congress can’t function enough to repeal it.

    But, you’re going to repeal Obamacare and the 14th amendment, huh Donnie?

    Fortunately, your low information, uneducated foaming at the mouth base you are appealing too would never see any fault in any of your statements. Logic & coherent positions are not required.

  • stanhope

    Off topic…did you see the Sam Elliott interview on women in Hollywood in the huffington post? Hotter than the temperature in Abu Dabi

  • Queequeg

    Wow, something said by Trump that I completely agree with. That makes him saner than The Huckster, Walker, Cruz and Jindal (I’ve probably forgotten a couple of others).