Trump Babbles When Asked About ‘Traditional Marriage’

Donald Trump babbled incoherently when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper about his claim to be in favor of “traditional marriage” on the subject of whether gay people should be allowed to marry, especially in light of the fact that he’s on his third marriage.

Although the candidate has said his views are “evolving,” his campaign position is that only “traditional marriage” between “a man and a woman” should be legal.

CNN’s Tapper asked Trump if he could justify his view on marriage in an interview that aired on Sunday.

“What do you say to a lesbian who’s married or a gay man who’s married who says, ‘Donald Trump, what’s traditional about being married three times?’” Tapper wondered.

“Well, they have a very good point,” Trump admitted. “But I’ve been a very hardworking person. And actually, I have a great marriage, I have a great wife now. My [first] two wives were very good.”

“But what do you say to a lesbian or a gay man?” Tapper pressed.

“I really don’t say anything,” Trump shrugged. “I’m just, Jake, I’m for traditional marriage.”

WTF does “I’ve been a very hardworking person” have to do with that question? He’s just spouting gibberish. Of course, when Trump says he’s for “traditional marriage” what he really means is that he’s for traditional “rich man” marriage. That’s where a wealthy man marries a succession of supermodels, trading them in for a new version every 10-15 years after giving them a pile of money to go away. Very traditional among rich men for generations.

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  • StevoR

    “Traditional” where and for how long and which culture’s idea? Its kind of meaningless word to say really.

  • StevoR

    Also Traditional = Biblical has its, well, issues shall we say too! :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFkeKKszXTw

    As Betty Bowers classically points out out ^

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    And actually, I have a great marriage, I have a great wife now. My [first] two wives were very good.”

    “This one’s great, and the others were very good, but I, Donald Trump, only have the greatest, the classiest, the best marriages. That’s why, on this season’s The Apprentice, I’ll be looking for the best wife the greatest country in the world can provide…”

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith (Social Justice Support Person)

    on this season’s The Apprentice, I’ll be looking for the best wife the greatest country in the world can provide…

    “No, we don’t need to hire any script writers. The contestants won’t be speaking roles.”

  • Jared James

    For once, I actually read the article, because the sentence “Trump babbled incoherently when…” could end in practically anything.

  • scienceavenger

    WTF does “I’ve been a very hardworking person” have to do with that question? He’s just spouting gibberish.

    In Trump’s defense (words I never thought would leave my mouth) he’s saying that his wives left him because he was too hardworking. Not on point, and not terribly convincing, but it wasn’t gibberish. Now “I’m for traditional marriage” – that’s gibberish.

  • kenn

    “My [first] two wives were very good.”

    So why did you kick them to the curb?

  • michaelraymer

    The “hardworking” thing is the same inane defense Newt Gingrich used when asked about his marriages at a debate. He said he “loved his country too much” and “worked too hard” and somehow that translates to when a wife gets sick, start an affair, then divorce her when she complains about the affair. Hey, family values!

  • Doubting Thomas

    “So why did you kick them to the curb?”

    Duh! They were out of warranty.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Actually traditional rich man marriage was to have one wife for life and a series of mistresses who got traded in every decade or so for a younger model while the wife pretended that none of this was happening.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    I think by ‘hardworking’ he’s trying to suggest that they divorced him because he was too busy helping to make America great by making a shitload of money. So it’s totally not his fault. He believes in traditional marriage, his exes don’t. Or it could just be a misdirect because he’s a fucking hypocrite.

  • felidae

    Shame on you folks for excoriating Mr Trump for trading in his semen receptacle for a newer model every few years

  • dan4

    @6 “…he’s saying that his wives left him because he’s too hardworking.” Uh, Trump said that he’s was “very hardworking,” not that he was “too hardworking.” The former implies virtue, the latter implies more of a flaw…so yeah, it was gibberish.

  • StevoR

    “I really don’t say anything,” Trump shrugged

    Ah, if only that were true!

    Not too late Trump – you could shut up although it would deprive of of so much (unintentional?) comedy material and I know you won’t actually do so.

  • StevoR

    PS. Trump is effectively saying there that he doesn’t actually have a reason to oppose equal marriage or support “traditional”marriage. Wonder if he knows it.?