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Meghan McCain Interviews Donald Trump

Meghan McCain Interviews Donald Trump


Meghan McCain, one of the most prominent voices for marriage equality in the Republican party, interviewed potential presidential candidate Donald Trump, and while she asked The Apprentice star for a campaign job, she did not press him on his opposition to marriage equality.

McCain conducted a telephone interview with Trump for the Daily Beast in which the New York real estate mogul said he would reveal his decision whether or not to run in a press conference by June. According to McCain, Trump sounded serious in his consideration as the poll numbers and buzz continue to climb.

"What I'm looking for is someone who's not going to take bullshit, not going to let the media run them around, and who is going to give it back to Obama," McCain told Trump in the interview for the Daily Beast. "And you seem to be the only person who's really doing it right now."

Trump, who called himself an admirer of McCain and her family, asked for her opinion on potential advisers to hire. She told him to "stay away from" Steve Schmidt, the chief adviser for the failed 2008 presidential campaign of her father, U.S. Senator John McCain. Schmidt, who has a lesbian sister, later announced his support for marriage equality.

McCain and Trump did not discuss LGBT issues, but she did ask whether he would hire her for his campaign. Trump said he liked that idea, and it would depend on his ultimate decision whether or not to run.

Read the full interview here.

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