Today in One Paragraph
Donald Trump said he disagreed with North Carolina’s recently passed HB2, which requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding with the sex on their birth certificates. Hillary Clinton led a roundtable with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. A Republican National Committee panel decided it will not make preliminary changes to convention rules. Volkswagen struck a deal with the federal government to buy back or repair thousands of vehicles equipped with software that violated emission standards. And Prince died at age 57.
Trump Weighs In On North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill.’ The Republican front-runner said the state should allow transgender people to “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate” during an an interview on the Today Show. Ted Cruz responded to Trump’s remarks, accusing him of “political correctness.” (Candace Smith and Jessica Hopper, ABC News)
Clinton in Connecticut. During a roundtable discussion at a YMCA in Hartford, Connecticut, the Democratic front-runner met with family members of victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting and emphasized the need to address daily gun violence in the United States. Clinton vowed to be committed to furthering gun control efforts and “use every single minute of every day…looking for ways we can save lives, that we can change the gun culture.” (Daniela Altimari, Christopher Keating, and Russell Blair, The Hartford Courant)