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Backflip: Trump now claims he will push for LGBT rights if elected

While Donald Trump told Fox News Sunday last weekend that he disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality and would appoint Supreme Court justices willing to overturn the decision, he was singing a different tune in New Hampshire when questioned by a lesbian journalist.

During an interview with Bay Windows publisher Sue O’Connell, she asked the presidential frontrunner, after identifying herself as a lesbian, about the recent progress made in LGBT civil rights. She questioned whether Trump would stand in the way of growing LGBT acceptance.

“When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” O’Connell asked.

“Well, you can,” Trump answered. ” And look, again, we’re going to bring people together, and thats your thing and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together and if we don’t we’re not going to have a country anymore.”

Trump has been mostly silent on LGBT issues, but has previously indicated support for nondiscrimination laws. The candidate was attacked for having “New York values” by fellow contender Ted Cruz, insinuating that Trump is too liberal for modern Republicans.

Cruz, however, attended a fundraiser held by two gay businessmen in New York City where he pledged that same-sex marriage would not be a top priority for his administration. One of Cruz’s biggest financial supporters is Peter Thiel, the out co-founder of PayPal and a regular contributor to conservative causes and candidates.

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