New York Values? Video Shows Trump Supporting ‘Gays’ in Military, Partial Birth Abortion

Trump Screenshot-compressedIn light of the controversy over Ted Cruz’ remarks during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate that Donald Trump espouses “New York values,” video has surfaced of Trump himself expressing how his New York upbringing influenced his support for open homosexuals in the military and partial birth abortion.

Trump made the comments during a 1999 interview with the late Tim Russert on “Meet the Press.”

“Do you think gays should be allowed to be married?” Russert asked.

“It’s something I haven’t given lots of thought to,” Trump replied. “I live in New York City. There’s a tremendous movement to have and allow gay marriage. It’s just something that’s too premature for me to comment on.”

However, while he expressed indecisiveness about the issue of marriage, he said that he would be fine with the allowance of open homosexuals in the military.

“It would not disturb me,” Trump stated. “I mean, Hey, I’ve lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life. Okay, so my views are a little bit different if I lived in Iowa perhaps.”

Russert later asked if Trump would ban partial birth abortion if he were president.

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“Well, I’m very pro-choice,” Trump replied. “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—grew up and worked and everything else in New York City.”

“But you would not ban it?” Russert asked.

“No,” Trump replied. “I am pro-choice in every respect and as far as it goes, but I just hate it (abortion).”

The video surfaced just days after Trump scolded candidate Ted Cruz during the Republican debate for speaking about the liberalism that is prevalent in New York City, and remarking that Trump’s theme song should be “New York, New York,” which he opined would be more reflective of Trump’s values.

“Everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay marriage, focus around money and the media,” Cruz stated.

Trump, unhappy with Cruz’ comment, said that the candidate “insulted a lot of people.”

“New York is a great place. It’s got great people. It’s got loving people, wonderful people,” Trump stated. “When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on Earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York.”

Cruz told reporters on Saturday that he believes Trump was seeking to “distract” from Cruz’ point and the fact that Trump himself had once said that his stances on moral and social issues were influenced by his liberal New York upbringing.

“Donald explained that he was very, very pro-choice and supported partial-birth abortion. And he explained the reason for that is that he was a New Yorker and those are the views of the people of New York,” he told Yahoo News. “He similarly explained how he was open to gay marriage … and again he explained that he was a New Yorker. … He has New York views and he explicitly contrasts that and says those are not Iowa values.”

“It was not surprising that he would attempt to distract from his own positions and his own records by changing the subject, but his characterization stands,” Cruz added. “He explained that the key to understanding Donald Trump’s worldview is understanding that he is from New York City, from Manhattan, and those are the values and views that he has embraced his entire life. … Now that he’s a presidential candidate, he is articulating a different set of values from those that he embraced the first 60 years of his life.”

Cruz had joked during the debate about the possibility of selecting Trump as his vice president if Cruz becomes the presidential nominee, as Trump could therefore be president if Cruz is found to be ineligible for being born in Canada.

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  • Mary Taylor

    Trump would have to really shape up for me to vote for him. Would he be double minded as a president. I don’t have any confidence in him.

    • afchief

      I like what Trump is saying today, but the trust is just not there. Right now Cruz has my vote in the primaries. If Trump wins the primaries, I will vote for him.

      • Angel Jabbins

        I think Trump could be a Trojan horse candidate…a liberal in disguise. Not sure I could vote for him if he is the candidate. I don’t trust him.

        • afchief

          If it is Trump against Hillary or Sanders, I will vote for Trump.

  • Josey

    I have a huge problem with Trump in his claims to not need to ask for forgiveness. 1 John 1:5-10 says clearly this, vs5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
    8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

    It seems to me that he is full of pride, yes he is saying things that a lot of people like such as closing the border, etc.

    • Heidi K.

      Amen. We are all sinners and need to repent and accept JESUS CHRIST as our Lord and Savior who paid on the cross for our sins.

  • Mark Barker

    17 year old video. No sign that they bothered to ask if his views had changed since then. Judging someone on old information is not Christian.

  • robertzaccour

    All this controversy could have been avoided if government just stayed out of marriage to begin with. I’m pro-traditional marriage and disagree with gay “marriage” but if the government gives marriage licenses to straight couples then I can see how gay people expect the same treatment. See what happens when government gets involved in personal matters?

    • JGC

      Civil matrimony, however, is more than just a personal matter: it’s a public one as well, vesting couples recognized as partners in matrimony with multiple state and federal legal rights, benefits, protections and obligations.

  • james rallis

    Trump just lost me….. gays are a detriment to morale in the military…… go Cruz!!!!

  • D.M.S.

    In 1999 my views then are NOT my views today. Even the Clinton’s were still in favor of DOMA, which Bill signed into law. But they’re NOT like that today. The Media just loves bringing up someones past, unless they agree with their past. And since the Media is 95% liberal, they will find anything despicable on every conservative candidate that they can.

    • Carmie

      I don’t know DMS, BUT killing children or not killing children is not a view – it’s a choice.

      • D.M.S.

        Back when I was an atheist I was all for abortion, I thought it was a great concept. Now fast forward a few years and now I’m a Christian. Abortion = Premeditated Murder.
        Whether it’s a choice or a veiw are the same thing in a person.

      • D.M.S.

        I read this morning that the world had executed 43+ million babies in the womb last year. The Lords return has to be very soon.

    • American4Truth

      Trump declared these same liberal values just three years ago. You can find videos on Youtube of Trump espousing these values in 2012. Trump is saying whatever people want him to say just to get elected. He has an ego the size of the Grand Canyon. Trump is not the man that America needs.

      • D.M.S.

        Neither is Hitlery and she’s the same as Tramp, will say anything to get elected. My coin toss on Election Day will be between Cruz and Rubio.

  • kim segar

    Why is it so unclear how Cruz has lied so much. He is a member of NWO, IPP and CFR the one world gov.. he may be smart to some but can be more dangerous . His attitude is just as bad as Trumps was in the beginning. Trump never exposed anyone till the attacked him. He has toned it down , and hold no hate on any one..HE has changed since he has prayed and talked with evanglels. Lots of people if they admit it realize sin is sin. anything that we do that we know is wrong is sin..and now with liberity college backing Trump who is the only one serious who is brilliant and caring. Knowing what he did before and now sees his money went to to evil doers , thinking it was going to good. and was open enough to say so . He can’t make ever one do as he would do. He also knows he has to win in order to do all things right..who else is so open, admits his past faults and has chnged so much since prayer and suport is there for him like it should be. how many know that both cruz and rubio both went with obama to make ilegas citizens. if you don’t shame on you… even on the Rubio news about himself said. he would deport the criminals only ..well all who crossed it ilegals are crimoma;s / Just think, eveyone of them get a welfare and food stamp, medicl , cells and all of that while many true Americans can’t. some go to college free while our children run up big debt and then can’t find a job to pay it off. so many follow the leaders wrong or right, how about you get off you blesseed assurance and dig deep for truth…Your going to live with you choice. just like always… and many more will suffer more each day. G-d tells us a civil war is coming like no other before or will be again…as our country falls , people will fight and kill for fooed and all else..

  • American4Truth

    Cruz for America. The man that will Make America Great Again with God’s help.