Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump this week weighed in on the controversy surrounding
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.
Davis has become a Christian celebrity
fighting against the Supreme Court's summer ruling striking down gay
marriage bans in all 50 states. After losing a series of appeals, a
federal judge jailed her for refusing to issue marriage licenses to
all qualified couples. Davis, who says issuing marriage licenses to
gay and lesbian couples would violate her conscience, has continued
her legal fight.
Appearing on The Christian Broadcasting
Network's (CBN) The Brody File, Trump was asked his thoughts
on the controversy.
“We have some very terrible Supreme
Court justices and frankly they should have at least had that as a
state's right issue. And the whole thing is very sad,” Trump
answered. “But you would think that maybe she could let other
people in her office sign [the licenses].”
“It was a terrible decision to put
her in jail, I thought. It was not good and caused lots of
“But at at some point, I guess,
probably other people will sign, and they'll get it done. At the
same time we are a country of laws and the Supreme Court has ruled,
whether you agree with these justices or not.”
“Obama's put some real beauties up
there,” Trump added.
Davis gave her first national
interviews this week, appearing on Good
Morning America and Fox