During his preparations to debate Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the response from donald trump to a mock debate question about whether transgender teens should be able to use the bathroom of their choice at school was so bizarre that it stunned her attendees.
According to the next book by the reporter of the New York Times, Maggie Habermann, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of AmericaTrump was in a debate prep session a week before his second meeting with Clinton when then-Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus raised a hypothetical question about whether a transgender student should be allowed to use the girls’ bathroom at his school.
The future president responded with a question of his own, according to an excerpt obtained by TheDailyBeast.
“Armed or unarmed?” she asked.
Haberman wrote that his advisers were shocked and only responded with a “blank expression.”
After being asked by one person what Trump meant by “unarmed,” a term typically used when discussing firearms, Trump began using a “chopping gesture” and asked, “With or without p* lla?”.
Understanding Trump’s vulgar reference, one adviser asked what difference it would make if the hypothetical student had undergone what is euphemistically known as “bottom surgery.”
Trump responded that the answer to that query would affect his response to the debate.
“What would happen if a girl was in the bathroom and someone came in, lifted a skirt and hung a member on her?” she asked.
According to Haberman, Trump’s use of offensive language to describe members of the LGBT+ community dates back years to when he was a New York developer.
He reportedly often speculated about the sexual orientation of people he met and often used vulgar slurs to describe gay men.
The scribe of Times He also wrote that former Trump employees claim they “remembered” the now-former president “mocking gay men, or men who were seen as weak” with such insults.