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Ted Cruz jumped on the opportunity to question whether rival Donald Trump is a conservative over the Republican front-runner saying transgender people should be able to use the bathroom of their choice.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Cruz said Trump was “willing to join the PC police” in allowing “grown men … to use little girls’ restrooms.”
“Yesterday morning on the Today Show, Donald Trump agreed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that grown men should be allowed to use little girls’ restrooms,” Cruz told Breitbart News on Friday.
“This is political correctness on steroids. It is basic common sense that a grown adult man, a stranger, should not be alone in a restroom with little girls,” he added. “As a father of two young daughters, I can say unequivocally that’s a terrible idea.”
Cruz said it was not a matter of right versus left or Democrat versus Republican, but a matter of common sense.
“The fact that Donald Trump is willing to join the PC police, the same zealots who just fired Curt Schilling from ESPN for making the obvious point that adult men should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls, illustrates that Donald meant it when he told us a couple of months he could be the most politically correct person on earth,” Cruz said.
Trump was asked on the “Today Show” Thursday about North Carolina’s new law that requires people to use the bathroom facility that corresponds with the sex listed on their birth certificate.
“North Carolina did something — it was very strong — and they’re paying a big price,” the candidate said. “And there’s a lot of problems. One of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday saying, leave it the way it is, right now.”
“There’s a big move to create new bathrooms” exclusively for transgender people, Trump said. “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,” he concluded.
Noted Trump critic Charles Krauthammer agreed with the real estate tycoon to some extent on Thursday, saying the North Carolina law is “a solution in search of an issue.”
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