US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has exposed the limpness of his ideological position on same-sex marriage when confronted about his three marriages.
The businessman-cum-showman was asked by CNN journalist Jake Tapper how he could justify his insistence on only supporting “traditional” marriage considering his own chequered experience with the institution.
“What do you say to a lesbian,” asked Tapper, “who’s married or a gay man who’s married who says, ‘Donald Trump, what’s traditional about being married three times?'”
Trump, who is worth an estimated $4.1 billion, was stumped for an answer, admitting: “They have a very good point.”
He went on to explain why his first two marriages had failed (because he worked too hard), and then reiterated, without any further explanation: “I am just, Jake, I’m for traditional marriage.”
The 69-year-old has also recently come under for describing Mexican immigrants to the US as criminals and rapists.
After years of threatening to do so, Trump formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States on June 16.