“I would be very strong on putting certain judges on the bench that I think maybe could change things,” Trump told Chris Wallace during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
Trump described the ruling in the Obergefell case as “very surprising.” The Republican frontrunner added that individual states should have decided whether to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
“It should be a state’s rights issue,” said Trump. “That’s the way it should have been ruled, not the way they did.”
Trump’s comments come a day before the Iowa caucuses.
A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released on Saturday notes Trump is ahead of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by a 28-23 percent margin. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came in third with 15 percent.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., last week endorsed the thrice-married Trump.