Donald Trump's response to a question about transgender people during an interview with Megyn Kelly.Trump is currently the leading candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential primary, leading the rest of the crowded field by a wide margin as he seeks a second term in the White House.
According to FiveThirtyEight's national polling average for the race, Trump has roughly 55 percent support from likely Republican voters, while his nearest competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has only around 14 percent.On Thursday, Trump sat for an interview with former Fox News anchor Kelly, years after he famously made derogatory comments about her after a 2015 presidential debate that she moderated.
During the discussion on her SiriusXM podcast The Megyn Kelly Show, Kelly at one point raised the topic of transgender people, noting that in 2016, Trump said that he would allow former Olympian and outspoken transgender Republican Caitlyn Jenner to use the women's restrooms at Trump Tower.When pressed about whether or not he believed a man could "become a woman," Trump gave a hesitant and slightly evasive answer that raised the ire of several conservatives online."In my opinion...I think part of it is birth," Trump said. "Can the man give birth?
No. Although they'll come up with some answer to that also. I heard just the other day, they have a way that now the man can give birth.