Conservative podcast host and journalist Megyn Kelly confessed that she was disappointed in former President Donald Trump’s answer to her question on transgenderism when she sat down with him last week.
While speaking with radio host and founder of The Blaze Glenn Beck on Monday, Kelly said that she wished Trump had given a better answer to the question, “Can a man become a woman?” slamming the former president’s answer as “weak sauce.”
“I really wish he did better on that. I liked Ron DeSantis’ answer, I’m going to be honest, which is ‘No, no, no, no. Obviously, no,’” Kelly said. “And it’s not determined based on who can give birth. It’s determined by God. And it’s pretty obvious just as soon as you come out of the womb. That’s the way it’s always been. That’s the way it continues to be. Notwithstanding this weird agenda by some activists in this crazy trans-agenda-pushing cult.”
During the interview, which aired on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Trump could be seen pausing and smiling before answering Kelly’s question on whether a man could become a woman.
“In my opinion, you have a man, you have a woman. I think part of it is birth. Can the man give birth? No, no, although they’ll come up with some answer to that also someday. I heard just the other day they have a way that now the man can give birth. No,” Trump said. “I’ll continue my stance on that.”
Trump was also asked by Kelly if he’s “changed” since saying in 2016 that he would allow Caitlyn Jenner, a biological male, to use the women’s bathroom in Trump Tower and also stated he would allow biological men to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
“Yeah, well, I have [changed],” Trump said. “But look, I knew Caitlyn Jenner … this was a brand new subject. It hadn’t exploded, I mean nobody talked about it really.”
Trump then turned to tout his record as president, referencing his ban on trans-identifying people being allowed to serve in the military, which was later reversed under President Joe Biden. Trump also reiterated that he is staunchly opposed to allowing children to be subjected to hormone treatment or sex-change operations, calling it child “mutilation.”
“I’m so against it,” Trump said. “First of all, many of them I heard like 62% when they grow up, when they’re older, they’re saying, ‘Who did this to me? Why did you do this to me?’” Trump added that he believes “parents have to make the decision,” not school boards.
Kelly mused that Trump and his team may be attempting to “appease some group of trans voters” and seek to court more Democratic voters for the 2024 election.
“Even when I had Don Jr. on my show, he was kind of dancing around this issue. I think that they think they’re somehow going to do better with Democrats if they don’t hit this straight on, even though, I mean, 98% of the Republican Party is united on this issue,” Kelly added. “It is not a winner for any Republican to hedge on this.”
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