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Trump said, “It's like in golf. A lot of people, I don't want this to sound trivial, but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It's weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”
First of all, what is he talking about? Someone who wants to potentially be the President of the United States needs to be able to communicate clearly so that the American public can understand his full intent. Secondly, and more importantly, the United States has come a long way in terms of acceptance of people. Acceptance of people who look different from yourself, act different from yourself, believe different things from yourself, have different lifestyle choices from yourself. For someone who is considering a Presidential run to state that he is against gay marriage because he is a traditionalist is more than scary. What other “traditional” beliefs would Trump have that as a political figure would have real consequences?
In 1999-2000 Trump was:
More recently in 2011-2012 his position has changed to: