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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)

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Updated: Mar 23, 2017 22:10 IST

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Updated: Mar 23, 2017 14:09 IST

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar. 23 (ANI): A local police officer killed nine of his colleagues at a check post in northern Kunduz province late on Wednesday night.

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