Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not sure if a biological man can become a woman.
In the interview, the author asked her if a man with a beard or a penis could become a woman and she responded that she was not sure. (RELATED: ‘It’s Violence’: Transgender Person Lashes Out At CNN Reporter For Mispronouncing Name)
“I’m just learning about this,” Clinton said. “It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.”
Clinton’s daughter Chelsea reportedly disagreed, shooting her mother a “furious glare” over her comments. Clinton also acknowledged that many women in her generation may be uncomfortable sharing a bathroom with a biological male. (RELATED: ‘Error’ Page On Trump’s Website Shows Hillary Clinton As President)
“There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ‘You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had,” she said. “So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.’ I hear that conversation all the time.”
Clinton’s comments appear to be a departure from the position of most elected Democrats, including several 2020 presidential candidates who have made support for transgender issues a key part of their campaign.