Charles Krauthammer comments on Donald Trump's apathy toward North Carolina's new LGBT laws on transgender people using restrooms. Krauthammer is puzzled by the need for the law and asked, "do we really have an epidemic of transgenders being evil in bathrooms?"
Krauthammer said the law is a "solution in search of an issue" and said transgenders using public bathrooms has become a problem "precisely because Republicans in North Carolina decided it was a problem."
"It is not a major national problem and it should have been left that way," Krauthammer said.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It didn't start with the media. It started with the special session of the North Carolina legislature run by Republicans.
To me, what's puzzling here, I really don't understand. This is a solution in search of an issue. Do we really have an epidemic of transgenders being evil in bathrooms across the country? I haven't heard of a single case.
Obviously, if there is going to be this dilemma, I think people ought to work it out on their own. If you have that legislation, then you need to have a lot of liberation about this. We are talking about, as if transgenders are like a fifth of the population. This is a very small problem at the edges of other problems having to do with gender identity that's become national precisely because Republicans in North Carolina decided it was a problem. It is not a major national problem and it should have been left that way.