After Donald Trump on Thursday said that the new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina was unnecessary, the re-election campaign for the state’s Republican governor, Pat McCrory, hit back and blamed the new law on the city of Charlotte.
“Governor McCrory has always said that North Carolina was getting along fine before the Charlotte city council passed its unneeded and overreaching ordinance. Now that it has been overturned, businesses can adopt their own policies – like Target has – instead of being mandated to allow men into women’s restrooms by government,” McCrory’ spokesman Ricky Diaz said in a statement responding to Trump.
“Where the governor disagrees with Mr. Trump is that bathroom and shower facilities in our schools should be kept separate and special accommodations made when needed. It’s just common sense,” he added.
Since he signed the bill into law, McCrory has defended the measure by placing blame on the city of Charlotte for its ordinance. During a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he said that the North Carolina legislature had to pass the new law due to Charlotte’s “government overreach.”