George Takei to talk gay marriage with Donald Trump
I’m no fan of Donald Trump for the way he threw gay people under the bus during his silly flirtation with running for president last year.
This three-time married man decided that on gay marriage, ‘I just don’t feel good about it, I don’t feel right about it.’
So I was surprised that a gay married man like George Takei, an outspoken and eloquent spokesman for LGBT equality, would agree to be on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice show.
Well, at least George is using his participation in part to help change Trump’s mind on the issue.
He told reporters during a conference call this week that the two have scheduled a lunch next month to talk it over.
‘I want to listen to his views and respond specifically to his concerns,’ Takei said. ‘The sense I get in my bones is that he’s a decent, sophisticated guy. I’m sure he knows many people who are gay or lesbian. My position is that the core of any good marriage is love and commitment.’
‘I’m looking forward to the lunch,’ he added. ‘I really was serious. I think Mr. Trump is a decent, fair-minded guy, and I think we can have a very good discussion.’
Responded Trump, who was also on the conference call: ‘You would be the perfect guy to teach me. You have a deal.’
You can bet cameras will be there for the whole thing.