Leave it to George Takei to call 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump out on his cumbersome approach to gay marriage. Takei, whom Rush Limbaugh personally blamed for the SCOTUS ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges last Friday, sat down with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday’s episode of The Last Word to discuss the matter.
If you remember, the former Celebrity Apprentice host and contestant had promised to meet one another for lunch and discuss marriage equality back in 2012. Well they did, and according to Takei, they “agreed to disagree.” Oh my!
It actually sounds like the two had a nice, cordial meal. However, the amount of bovine fecal matter Takei had to verbally wade through sounds incomprehensible. That’s because, according to Takei, Trump had just returned from a gay wedding:
“He had come from the wedding of a very important Broadway personality, Jordan Roth. He is the head of Jujamcyn Theaters, and he’s often the producer of many plays. And [Trump] told me, ‘They’re good friends of mine. It was a beautiful marriage.’ And I said, ‘Well why can’t you support marriage equality? You go to weddings of same-sex couples.’ And he said, ‘Well, I’m for traditional marriage.'”
Remember: bovine fecal matter. Anyways, according to Takei, Trump stuck to his guns (despite his own marital record) and kept dropping “traditional marriage” like a talking point. With O’Donnell, Takei redefine the term:
“‘Traditional marriage’ is where two people love each other, commit to each other, care for each other over the years. It is a meaningful ceremony, and his interpretation of that is not recognizing what real marriage is.”
Check out the clip below, from MSNBC:
[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]
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