In an interview that focused on two areas outside of Donald Trump’s spheres of expertise, the former president turned heads with his comments on transgender sports and the British royal family.
Trump shared his views during an April 26 broadcast of the “Piers Morgan Uncensored” show.
Morgan initiated the discussion on transgender sports:
“How much do you think the cancel culture, woke debate, is now beginning to really damage the Democrats? And I’ll give you the example that’s been raging recently, this whole issue of transgender athletes in sport, for example. Women’s sport. Lia Thomas, the swimmer. I think it’s grotesquely unfair,” Morgan said.
“It is,” Trump agreed.
Morgan quickly added:
“You can support trans rights to equality and fairness, but also understand that what’s going on in sport is inherently unfair and unjust and unequal. Is that your position?”
Trump, who was not brought on the show to address this topic, noted that he was aware of current situations in the sports world that he believes are unfair and that there will be pushback.
“People see it and they won’t put up with it,” Trump responded. “They had a weight lifter where the record was, for 11 or 12 years, and they’d put a half-an-ounce on each side, the woman would lift — a guy comes along and breaks the record by numbers you would never –”
Noting political pushback in the UK, Morgan said:
“Boris Johnson came out recently and said that he would ban biological males, people born with biological male bodies who transition — he would ban them from then competing in women’s sport.”
“Good,” Trump replied.
“Do you agree with that?” pressed Morgan.
Ever quick to note his trailblazing experiences and point out shortcomings in the Democratic Party, Trump said:
“I do. I do. I agreed with that long before anybody else. I think it’s ridiculous and it’s sad and it’s bad for the Democrats because they’re not going to do that.”
Trump also commented on biological male swimmer Will “Lia” Thomas, swimming for the University of Pennsylvania’s women’s team and winning in the NCAA women’s championships earlier this year. Though not articulate, Trump’s feelings on the matter were made clear:
“A woman is somebody that swims at a certain time and doesn’t get beaten by 38 seconds by somebody that wasn’t even a good swimmer as a male.”
Regarding the British royal family, Trump suggested that Queen Elizabeth II should revoke Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s titles.
“I’m not a fan of Meghan. I’m not a fan,” Trump said. “And I wasn’t right from the beginning. I think poor Harry is being led around by his nose.”
Trump also predicted that Harry and Meghan’s marriage will end “bad,” something some Brits would declare “poor form.”
Morgan asked: “If you were the Queen…would you remove their royal titles?”
Never hesitant to venture where angels fear to trod, Trump responded:
“I would. The only thing I disagree with the Queen on, probably one of the only things ever, is that I think she should have said ‘if that’s your choice, fine, but you no longer have titles. You no longer have — and frankly, don’t come around.'”
To ensure clarity, Trump added that Harry has been “disrespectful” and an “embarrassment” to the nation.
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