Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Culture & Values: Donald Trump Stood Up For Carrie Prejean in 2009

Da Tech Guy says it well in his great post: "The test of the honor of a man isn't if he behaves honorably when it’s to his advantage, it’s if he acts with honor even when it’s to his disadvantage."

Here's what Da Tech Guy uncovered: Trump's unyielding defense of Carrie Prejean when she was being given the Chick fil A treatment by the media over a simple answer to a political question about gay marriage in the Miss USA Pageant.
(From ABC News May 12, 2009): "Donald Trump's not letting...conservative beliefs stop Carrie Prejean from being Miss California USA.
"The real estate mogul and co-owner of the Miss USA organization announced Tuesday that the scandalized beauty queen, who spoke out against "opposite marriage" at the 2009 Miss USA pageant, igniting a fire storm of scrutiny about her stance on gay marriage and her modeling career, will keep her crown.
"[Prejean] gave a very, very honest answer when asked a very tough [question] at a recent pageant. It's the same answer that the President of the United States gave. It's the same answer that many people gave," Trump said. "If her beauty wasn't so great, nobody really would've cared."
Trump was the final decision maker. The Miss California organizers had already announced her replacement, and were combing the rules to find some bogus pretense to remove her title.

As Da Tech Guy says:  "It would have been the easiest thing in the world to have thrown Carrie Prejean under the bus.  Such a move would have guaranteed him good press, kudos from the cultural elites and cemented his position as a forward thinking man in the new age."

Instead, Trump over-ruled them all, defended her appropriately and with maturity, and let her keep her crown.

That is the kind of integrity I like in a President.

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