Donald Trump on “60 Minutes”: Same-Sex Marriage Issue Is ‘Settled’ Law


In an apparent attempt to assuage the fears of LGBT Americans, President-elect Donald Trump told 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl that he has no plans to roll back same-sex marriage rights. Asked by Stahl if he personally supports marriage equality, Trump replied, “It’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.” He went on to clarify that even if he were to appoint a judge who opposes marriage equality, the issue has been “settled” and he’s “fine with that.”

As for the “fears” that other groups, such as African-Americans and Muslim-Americans, have expressed since his election, Trump told Stahl, “I think it’s horrible if that’s happening.” But in the next breath, he dismissed stories of intimidation as little more than a media invention. “I think it’s built up by the press because, frankly, they’ll take every single little incident that they can find in this country, which could’ve been there before,” he said. “If I weren’t even around doing this, and they’ll make it into an event because that’s the way the press is.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet