Jimmy Kimmel took Donald Trump to task over the ongoing controversy over transgender bathroom use this week. Suffice it to say, Kimmel didn't get very far.
Previously, Trump pledged to allow transgender people to use the restroom that best corresponds with their gender identity. The statement was enough to prompt Caitlyn Jenner to drop by the Trump Tower to use the ladies' room during a recent visit to New York, and capture the experience on video. But Trump quickly changed his tune — or at the very least clarified it — claiming that states should be the ones to decide if and how they want to implement trans rights.
On Wednesday's installment of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," however, the Republican presidential hopeful appeared to have no real understanding of his own position on the issue. When Kimmel noted that his previously stated views conflicted with most of the GOP, Trump once again re-iterated many of the same vague and unspecific thoughts he offered in a May 16 Washington Post interview, but somehow came across as even more unsure of anything related to the issue -- including his own feelings.
"What really I'm saying is — and I think it's pretty simple — let the states decide," Trump said. "And, you know, we have to protect everybody. It's a very, very small group. Right now, it's a very small group. Perhaps it's getting larger."
After Trump noted that most of the Republican party "generally believes that whatever you're born, that's the bathroom you use," Kimmel pressed him yet again in regard to his personal views on the issue.
"Me? I say let the states decide," Trump said.
"Do you personally support it?" Kimmel asked, adding, "I think you do."
"What I support is let the states decide and I think the states will do, hopefully, the right thing," Trump offered.
When Kimmel asked what he thought the "right thing" would be for the states to do, Trump said, "Honestly, I don't know."
And this, folks, is the man millions of people are rallying around to lead our nation.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.