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Trump "fine" with same sex marriage, against abortion rights

Updated: Nov 14, 2016 12:01 IST

Washington [USA], Nov. 14 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama's successor Donald Trump, who has been a consistent opponent of marriage equality, has said that he is "fine" with same-sex marriage remaining legal across the country.

He said in an interview that he wouldn't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing the ruling on same sex marriage, reports the CNN.

"It's irrelevant because it was already settled. It's law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it's done," he said.

However, standing by his stance against abortion rights, Trump pledged to appoint judges who oppose abortion rights and oppose restrictions on Second Amendment gun rights.

If the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion were overturned, Trump said the decisions on whether to legalize or ban abortion would return to the states.

"We'll see what happens. It's got a long way to go, just so you understand. That has a long, long way to go," he said.

When asked if he still knows more about the terror outfit ISIS, his often-mocked claim that he knows more than American generals about fighting ISIS, he said, "I'll be honest with you, I probably do because look at the job they've done. OK, look at the job they've done. They haven't done the job."

On the issue of Electoral College, he said he favors ditching the Electoral College and handing the presidency to the winner of the popular vote despite winning more electoral votes than Hillary Clinton and losing the popular vote to her.

"I'm not going to change my mind just because I won. But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win. There's a reason for doing this because it brings all the states into play," he said.

Trump also signaled that he has no real plans to change his tone even though it's seen by many as evidence of a man too combustible for the presidency. (ANI)

Beijing [China], Feb. 25 (ANI): China has seconded the recently launch military operation Raddul Fasaad by Pakistan as a counter-terrorism measure, after a series of bloody terrorist assaults across the country.

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London [U.K.], Feb. 25 (ANI): With reports emerging of the gunman harassing the two Indian engineers before opening fire at a Kansas bar killing one man, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing whether the shooting could be a possible hate crime.

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Muzaffarabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 (ANI): Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has warned that delay in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute could 'spell disaster for regional peace'.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 (ANI): Donald Trump has admitted that he "likes" Bernie Sanders, however, the feeling is clearly not mutual as the Senator lashed out at the President for his repeated attacks on the media saying that the former did not understand the core of democracy,

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New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): This family from U.K. is setting major goals for folks across the globe, clearly dispelling all notions that children in no way hamper one's dreams to trot across the globe.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 (ANI): Following the backlash over the murder of an Indian engineer in Kansas, which is being touted as a hate crime, the White House has attempted to downplay notions that there was any correlation between the incident and President Donald Trump's stance on immigrants.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 (ANI): Still under fire for his "enemies of the people" barb directed towards certain sections of the U.S. media, President Donald Trump has done it again by projecting the press as "a great danger" to America.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 (ANI): In a shocking development, it has been revealed that the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, and was repeatedly asked about his religion.

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London [U.K.], Feb. 25 (ANI): Asserting that he has already begun delivering the promises made during his election campaign, President Donald Trump stated that the era of "empty talk" is over, while promising the nation that his administration is working on a "brand new action" that will foil attempts by potential terrorist elements from entering the United States.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Feb. 25 (ANI): A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report assessing the terrorist threat posed by the citizens of the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's travel ban has expressed doubt on the necessity of the order.

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Moscow [Russia], Feb. 25 (ANI): Turkey may seek to reinstate death penalty on grounds of public demand, country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): British journalist Piers Morgan, who has never shied away from showing support for U.S. President Donald Trump, has once again batted for the latter.

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New York [USA], Feb. 25 (ANI): The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials should now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group.

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President Trump set to upgrade military

Updated: Feb 25, 2017 04:16 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 25 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is putting together a "massive budget request" to upgrade "all of the military," as reported by CNN.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 25 (ANI): The White House on Friday blocked several news organisations from an off-camera press briefing, raising alarm among the First Amendment watchdogs.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): A second suicide car bomber hit the location near a Syrian village near al-Bab that, earlier in the same day, saw another explosion. The twin blasts happened on Friday, just a day after Turkey-led forces established full control over the city.

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Beijing [China], Feb. 25 (ANI): China has hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump after he accused the country of being the 'grand champion of currency manipulation'.

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Beijing [China], Feb. 24 (ANI): China on Friday urged the Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay to 'follow the trend of the times and exercise prudence on the South China Sea issue.'

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New York [USA], Feb. 24 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his immigration policy is going to save 'countless American lives' as immigration officials are finding drug dealers and criminals and 'throwing them the hell out of' the country'.

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Beijing [China], Feb. 24 (ANI): The Chinese embassy in Myanmar has lodged representations to the Myanmar authorities following an assault by striking workers on a Chinese-invested garment factory in Yangon.

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