Donald Trump does not support marriage equality

Donald Trump, who is mulling a run for the presidency in 2010, told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that he does not support marriage equality.

“New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think it is great,” he told Van Susteren. “But I’m not in favor of gay marriage.”

Trump also characterized himself as “very conservative Republican.”

Trump spoke last weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he was embraced by GOProud, the Republican gay rights group.

 Politico reported that “Trump entered into the gay marriage fray in 2009, when he defended Carrie Prejean’s stated opposition to gay marriage. Trump, who owns the Miss USA pageant, defended Prejean for speaking out, comparing her views on gay marriage to President Barack Obama’s.”

Trump has long been embroiled in a high-profile public feud with out comedienne and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell.