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Donald Trump says he's opposed to North Carolina's discrimination law

Donald Trump on NBC's Today Show
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Donald Trump (R) spoke out about his feelings on the North Carolina ant-LGBT law on NBC’s Today Show, and his sentiments aren’t as bad as you might think.

“North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price and there’s a lot of problems,” he said on the program.

The discriminatory law does not hold legal protections for LGBT people, and transgender individuals are banned from using a bathroom which best matches their gender identities.

Businessman and presidential candidate Trump won the primary in New York this week, and thinks restrictions for transgender individuals is unnecessary.

“You leave it the way it is,” he said. “There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” he said.

“There has been so little trouble, and the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment they’re taking,” he added.

When asked about the idea of creating a bathroom solely for transgender people, he said that could create a whole new set of troublesome issues.

“Problem with that — for transgender — first of all I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way; it would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country. Leave it the way it is.”

After admitting that he doesn't know if there are any transgender people on his staff, he was then  asked if he would be comfortable with Caitlyn Jenner coming into Trump Tower and using the restroom of which she felt best fit her gender, “That is correct," he replied.   

You can see his appearance on the Today show below. Skip to 16:50 to hear him talk about HB 2.