Just what is his position on women serving in combat roles?
Back in August of 2015, the billionaire businessman came out in support of women in combat. Appearing on CNN with Chris Cuomo, Trump said he would support women in combat roles because “they’re really into it.”
Trump went on to cite Rhonda Rousey as an example of a woman who is just as fit to fight as any man. This is a position contrary to the position he held later that same year in December. Trump, appearing on CBS News, said that there are “major problems” with women in the military. Noting that "there are many people who think it shouldn't be done at a high level, at a level of general,” Trump said:
Increasing reports of rape in the military have led several people to question the wisdom of allowing women to serve. Including Mr. Trump himself, in a tweet from 2013.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
Trump railed against the policy as a politically correct move forced on the military by “dumb” politicians.
The Generals and top military brass never wanted a mixer but were forced to do it by very dumb politicians who wanted to be politically C!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
Until Mr. Trump clarifies his position, are conservatives to assume that now he supports women in the military because he too wants to be “politically C?” Or is Mr. Trump another one of these “dumb” politicians?
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -- Bruce Lee— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
Chris Pandolfo is a writer for the CR Wire. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. You can tweet angry pejoratives to him @cpandolfo2128.