North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory found himself ducking Megyn Kelly’s questions on Thursday when the Kelly File host pressed him on the rationale behind the anti-trans law sparking criticism against his administration.
“I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life, and we don’t have the urinal situation; we’ve got like, the stalls,” Kelly said. “We get to go in and we do our business, and we don’t see each other. So why are you concerned about girls exposing themselves or seeing somebody else exposed in a woman’s bathroom?”
“I can’t believe we’re even talking about this,” McCrory said, before blaming “the left” for the passage of HB2 by the Republican-dominated state legislature. The law rolled back anti-discrimination statues implemented in Charlotte, and bans trans residents from using public restrooms according to their gender identity.
“It’s not just womens’ bathrooms, it’s mens’ bathrooms,” he continued. “In fact, the Obama administration is now putting requires on federal money given to states that they also have to have this gender identification requirement for schools.”
“If you could get back to my question, though,” Kelly interjected, before noting the negative stereotypes characterizing transgender men and women as molesters.
“They’re not. That’s not true,” she said. “Typically male molesters are heterosexual, and if they want to sneak into a bathroom they’ll do it. But 90 percent of the cases, molestation happens with someone you know. So what is the fear with the transgender situation in the bathrooms?”
McCrory said the law — which has already spurred cancellations from various musical acts as well as the scuttling of a planned PayPal facility in the area — was not implemented out of fear but out of an expectation of privacy insisted upon by families.
“When their daughter or son goes into a facility, they expect people of that gender — that biological sex or gender — to be the only other ones in that,” he said.
Watch the interview, as aired on Thursday, below.
Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’
President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.
And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.
But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.
Trump included video of their interview in his tweet:
Donald Trump Jr.: Biden already had a chance to ‘fix’ racism because Obama is Black
Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday argued that former Vice President Joe Biden should have solved racial tensions when there was an African-American president.
At a campaign event in Pennsylvania, the president's son responded after a member of the audience called Biden a "racist."
"Well, he is," Trump agreed. "He was best friends with every segregationist ever to walk the halls of Congress."
"But he's going to fix those issues now, right?" he added sarcastically. "Now he's going to fix racial tensions in America. Why did you wait 47 years, Joe? You know, if you really cared, if you thought it was something you were going to campaign on, maybe you would have utilized, I don't know, your 38 years in the United States Senate."
‘Tell McConnell to hold the vote’: Top Democrat calls on Trump to put his money where his mouth is on stimulus
Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) called President Donald Trump's bluff in an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd.
Trump told Fox News Tuesday morning that Democrats are to blame for there not being a stimulus bill. Democrats passed a stimulus bill in May 2020, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has refused to discuss a deal on a stimulus, saying simply that he opposes everything.
"I want to do it even bigger than the Democrats. Not every Republican agrees, but they will," Trump said. In fact, he doesn't have the support of any Republican for his proposal, which is why it hasn't been brought up for a vote. "I want to do it even bigger because this money is going to people who did not deserve what happened to them."