Kelly joined radio host and The Blaze founder Glenn Beck on Monday to discuss her interview with the former president, telling Beck that she wished Trump would’ve given a better answer to the question, “Can a man become a woman?” and slamming Trump’s answer as “weak sauce.”
“I really wish he did better on that. I liked Ron DeSantis’ answer, I’m going to be honest, which is ‘No, no, no, no. Obviously, no,’” Kelly said. “And it’s not determined based on who can give birth. It’s determined by God. And it’s pretty obvious just as soon as you come out of the womb. That’s the way it’s always been. That’s the way it continues to be. Notwithstanding this weird agenda by some activists in this crazy trans-agenda-pushing cult.”
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During the interview that aired on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Trump paused and smiled before answering Kelly’s question on whether a man could become a woman.
“In my opinion, you have a man, you have a woman. I think part of it is birth. Can the man give birth? No, no, although they’ll come up with some answer to that also someday. I heard just the other day they have a way that now the man can give birth. No,” Trump said. “I’ll continue my stance on that.”
The former president was also asked by Kelly if he’s “changed” since saying in 2016 that he would allow Caitlyn Jenner, a biological male, to use the women’s bathroom in Trump Tower and voicing his support for biological men competing in the Miss Universe pageant.
“Yeah, well, I have [changed],” Trump said. “But look, I knew Caitlyn Jenner … this was a brand new subject. It hadn’t exploded, I mean nobody talked about it really.”
Trump then went on to tout his record as president when he banned trans-identifying people from serving in the military, a move that was later reversed under President Joe Biden. The former president also said he is staunchly opposed to allowing children to undergo hormone treatment and sex-change procedures, calling it child “mutilation.”
“I’m so against it,” Trump said. “First of all, many of them I heard like 62% when they grow up, when they’re older, they’re saying, ‘Who did this to me? Why did you do this to me?’” Trump added that he believes “parents have to make the decision,” not school boards.
Kelly wondered if Trump and his team are hoping to “appease some group of trans voters” as they seek to court more Democratic voters for the 2024 election.
“Even when I had Don Jr. on my show, he was kind of dancing around this issue. I think that they think they’re somehow going to do better with Democrats if they don’t hit this straight on, even though, I mean, 98% of the Republican Party is united on this issue,” Kelly added. “It is not a winner for any Republican to hedge on this.”