Last night Donald Trump managed to feign personal outrage over Ted Cruz’s remarks about “New York values.” Now a video has surfaced showing Donald Trump is very familiar with the “New York values” Cruz spoke of– in fact, at one time he was quite proud of them.
How did Cruz define liberal values?
The Texas senator said, “everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro- gay-marriage, focus around money and the media.”
Donald Trump pounded his feet and pulled the 9/11 card to try and shut Cruz down. But this 1999 video of a nationally televised Donald Trump interview shows that Trump agrees with Cruz.
Here’s the highlights:
USSERT: Do you think gays should be allowed to be married?
TRUMP: It’s something I haven’t given lots of thought to. I live in New York City, there is a tremendous movement on to have and allow gay marriage. It’s just something that is too premature for me to comment on.
RUSSERT: How about gays serving in the military?
TRUMP: It would not disturb me. I mean, hey, I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life, so my views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa, perhaps…
RUSSERT: Partial birth abortion. Eliminating of abortion in the third trimester. Big issue in Washington. Would President Trump ban partial birth abortion?
TRUMP: Well, look, I’m very pro-choice…and again, it may be a little bit of a New York background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country, and you know, I was raised in New York, and grew up and work and everything else in New York City.
RUSSERT: But you would not ban it.
TRUMP: No…I am pro-choice in every respect as far as it goes, but I just hate it.