Aside from the Pope, Donald Trump and Chris Cuomo also spent some time discussing women in the military during their sit-down interview Wednesday night on CNN. That’s when the 2016 presidential hot shot mentioned UFC fighter Ronda Rousey‘s supposed support for his campaign.
Trump doesn’t have a problem with women serving in the military at all, especially if “they’re really into it” and “some of them are really, really good” at what they do. However, he qualifies his support, saying he’d prefer to “speak to the generals” so as to hear opinions “without a political bent.” There’s not too much here that’s problematic, but this being Trump, the New York business mogul couldn’t keep his mouth shut.
“I tell you what,” Trump told Cuomo. “I know some women that are just… Ronda Rousey is an example, who likes me! I’d take her on my side as a fighter.”
The thing is, Rousey voiced a very different opinion about Trump’s presidential campaign during a July interview. Not only is she not a Trump supporter, but she thinks the idea of the Trump presidency is not the best one out there.
“I mean, I wouldn’t vote for him,” she told CNN. “I just really wouldn’t trust the guy with running my country, that’s all…. I’m not really going to get into specifics of it, but, I mean, I don’t want a reality TV star to be running my country.”
Check out Trump’s comments on Rousey at the 5:17 mark in the clip below, courtesy of CNN:
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