- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday he’s embracing both sides of the argument over Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, saying that he hated that Ms. Davis, who refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, had been jailed for her actions but that “we are a land of laws.”

“I hated that and now she’s out,” Mr. Trump said on CNN’s “New Day.” “But I must tell you that, you know, we are a land of laws — I would like to see her get a different job or at least let the clerks do that particular work.”

“We are…in a position that’s been a terrible situation that’s taken place out there, and I understand both sides of the argument,” he said. “And I embrace both sides of the argument. … You can embrace both sides of an argument.”

“But it would be really good if she could either … let the clerks do that work that she can’t do, or … get herself something else where she doesn’t come into conflict,” he said. “It’s something that’s going to work its way out, but it is a messy situation — no question about it.”

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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