Donald Trump said he is “fine with” same-sex marriage but offered few specifics about his plans for the first 100 days of his administration during his first television interview since becoming the president-elect.
In an extensive interview with CBS’s Leslie Stahl broadcast Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” Trump sought to ease the anxieties of LGBTQ Americans that a new conservative Supreme Court majority might overturn last year’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
Ducking a question about his personal view on the issue, which he dismissed as “irrelevant,” Trump asserted, bluntly, “it’s done.”
“These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m—I’m fine with that,” he said.
The answer came as Trump attempted to downplay the protests that his election has sparked and blamed any fears held by Muslims and African-Americans not on his own rhetoric or policy proposals but on a biased media.
“I think it’s built up by the press, because, frankly, they’ll take every single little incident that they can find in this country, which could’ve been there before,” Trump said. “If I weren’t even around doing this, and they’ll make into an event because that’s the way the press is.”