Donald Trump wants Evangelical Christians to know they can trust him when it comes to his views on gay marriage.
While appearing on a show called The Brody File on The Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump responded to claims made by the Log Cabin Republicans that he is the most pro-gay candidate currently running in the GOP primary for president. As Right Wing Watch points out, Trump replied, “Well I haven’t heard. I have not heard that at all.”
Host David Brody pressed Trump, “Well, what’s your reaction that because there are evangelicals out there that want to be able to trust you on traditional marriage and other issues.” Trump responded, “I think they can trust me. They can trust me on traditional marriage.”
As for the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, Trump added, “I was very much in favor of having the court rule that it goes to states and let the states decide. And that was a shocking decision for you and for me and for a lot of other people. But I was very much in favor of letting the states decide.”
In December of last year, the head of the Log Cabin Republicans defended Trump’s record on gay rights, saying, “He supports amending the Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation non-discrimination. He’s been to a gay wedding, he’s friends with George Takei. His record doesn’t bear out that that would be an enemy to the gay community.”
More recently, Trump has been all over the map in his comments on LGBT issues. He told a lesbian reporter that he would help advance the cause of LGBT equality if elected president, and then days later told George Stephanopoulos that he would nominate anti-gay justices to the Supreme Court. Trump also hit back at Ted Cruz after he said Trump has the same position on gay marriage as President Obama.
Watch Trump make his pitch to evangelicals, below.