Donald Trump has a lot of opinions. But when it comes to same-sex marriage, the outspoken Republican presidential candidate says his views are now “changing.”
Trump appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, where he addressed a number of topics including abortion, the Affordable Care Act, ISIS, immigration and gay marriage.
When the conversation turned to same-sex marriage, which the Supreme Court ruled to legalize nationwide Friday, Trump affirmed he holds a more conservative position on the issue, saying only “I’m [for] traditional marriage. It is changing rapidly.”
Tapper then asked the real estate mogul what was traditional about being married three separate times.
“But what do you say to a lesbian who’s married, or a gay man who is married, who says, ‘Donald Trump, what’s traditional about being married three times?'”
Trump didn’t argue with the question, and said he now has a successful union with wife Melania.
“They have a very good point,” Trump told Tapper. “I have a great marriage. I have a great wife now. My (first) two wives were very good. And I don’t blame them, but I was working, maybe like you, 22 hours a day.”
Trump went on to admit, “I blame myself because my business was so powerful for me.”
During the interview, Trump also doubled down on his comments about undocumented immigrants from Mexico, which led Univision to nix airing the Miss USA pageant.
“I like Mexico. I love the Mexican people. I do business with the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border that are from all over. And they’re bad. They’re really bad,” Trump told Tapper.
“You have people coming in, and I’m not just saying Mexicans, I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and I mean, they’re coming into this country,” he continued.
On Thursday, Univision elected to end its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization due to part-owner Donald Trump’s “recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,” the company said in a statement.
The Spanish language broadcaster also said it “will not be … working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.” That includes no longer airing the July 12 Miss USA pageant as planned.
Watch the video above of Trump on CNN. His comments on gay marriage are at the 7:41 mark.