Out actor George Takei lunched with Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss same-sex marriage.
Takei, who was a cast member of the original “Star Trek” TV show, had a “lively and engaging” chat with the Donald at the Trump Tower Grill, Towleroad reported.
Takei reported on the informal meeting on his Facebook page:
“Friends, I had lunch with Donald Trump today at the Trump Tower Grill. It was a lively and engaging hour-long conversation that touched upon his personal position on marriage equality. He confided that he recently attended a same-sex wedding and that he'd found it "beautiful."
“I remarked that NY is now a marriage-equality state, and that after all, marriage is better for business! Minds are changing across America, and I am always ready to speak to those ready to listen. I hope that my chat with The Don might have some effect on his stance on the subject.”
Trump, who toyed with the prospect of seeking the Republican presidential nomination, has been critical of marriage equality in the past, saying he’s a “traditionalist.” Trump has been married three times.
He has also been a leader in the “birther” movement, which maintains that President Obama was not born on United States soil and is therefore not qualified to serve as president.