Donald Trump Defends Miss California
Off hand, I don’t know exactly where Donald Trump stands on the same-sex marriage debate, but he did have these nice things to say about Miss CA, for which I am very glad. I think Donald Trump is brilliant and I admire him for a lot of things, letting Perez Hilton judge his pageant, not so much. Although Perez did do a great job on The Celebrity Apprentice, perhaps that’s why Trump asked him back to judge the pageant.
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, Donald Trump said today, “gave a very, very honest answer when asked a very tough question at the recent pageant. It’s the same answer that the President of the United States gave. It’s the same answer that many people gave and at the same time, it was a controversial question. It was a tough question. It was probably a fair question because it’s asked of many people.”
Prejean, as the world knows, said she opposed same sex marriage, an answer that likely cost her the Miss USA crown because one of the judges, Perez Hilton, found it objectionable.
Trump said Prejean “gave an honorable answer. She gave an answer from heart and I think for that, she has to be commended.”
One of the complaints many gay and lesbian activists have with President Obama’s opposition to same sex marriage is that it gives cover for the Carrie Prejeans of the world. Even though the president may support civil unions and other rights for same sex couples, it’s his insistence that marriage is between a man and a woman that allows opponents of what gay rights groups call “marriage equality” to paint themselves as mainstream and reasonable.
“Miss California has done a wonderful job, that was her belief,” Trump tells Fox News. “It wasn’t a bad answer, that was simply her belief.”
Sympathizing with Carrie Prejean, Trump adds that she was “a bit unlucky” to get the question from the openly gay Perez Hilton. “She was going to get killed” no matter how she answered it, the mogul says.
One thing that Trump doesn’t agree with Miss California on, is that her answer opposing gay marriage cost her the crown. He is quoted as saying that the winner of the Miss USA Pageant, Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton, “really did a fantastic job.”