Donald Trump avoided giving his personal feelings about the transgender bathroom issue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday.
Kimmel asks Trump why he thinks people are focused on transgender people having the right to use the bathroom that matches their gender.
“What really I’m saying is — and I think it’s pretty simple — let the states decide. And, you know, we have to protect everybody. It’s a very, very small group. Right now, it’s a very small group. Perhaps it’s getting larger,” Trump responds.
The talk show host pressed Trump for a more clear answer and asked if he would personally vote for transgender individuals to have that right.
“Well, the party generally believes that whatever you’re born, that’s the bathroom you use,” Trump says.
Kimmel continued to ask Trump if he supported it, to which Trump replied he believes the states should decide and would “hopefully do the right thing.”
When asked what the right thing would be Trump says “I don’t know yet. I mean, I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know.”