Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that while it was too bad Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was put in jail over her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, people have to abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the matter.
“Well, you know, she was released and that was good, and it was too bad that she had to be put in jail, and I’m a very, very strong believer in Christianity and religion, but I will say that this was not the right job for her,” Mr. Trump said on Tuesday evening’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News.
Mrs. Davis, the Rowan County clerk, had been jailed for contempt after refusing to grant the licenses based on her religious beliefs, but she was released Tuesday.
“Because we had a ruling from the Supreme Court and we are a country of laws and you have to do what the Supreme Court ultimately, whether you like the decision or not and it was a 5-4 decision, whether you like the decision or not, you have to go along with the Supreme Court,” Mr. Trump said. “That’s the way it is.”