Donald Trump joins TODAY Show for live town hall, answers voters' questions

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GOP front-runner Donald Trump -- with his family at this side -- paid a visit Thursday morning to the TODAY Plaza to answer voters' questions in a live town hall.

After his wife, Melania, and adult children spoke on behalf of the candidate, Trump answered questions submitted by people in the crowd and through social media.

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) poses with members of his family during an appearance on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a town hall meeting with hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a town hall meeting on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Presidential Candidate Donald Trump attends NBC's 'Today' Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Presidential Candidate Donald Trump attends NBC's 'Today' Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. Trump attend NBC's 'Today' Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) signs autographs during NBC's Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends NBC's Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Melania and Presidential Candidate Donald Trump attends NBC's 'Today' Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: (L-R) Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Kai Trump, Melania Trump, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Tristan Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump pose onstage during NBC's Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie attend NBC's 'Today' Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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Here are some of the highlights:

Q: Tell us your views of LGBT and how you plan to be inclusive. Please speak about the North Carolina bathroom law.

A: "North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price and there's a lot of problems," said Trump, who would have left things as they were. "There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble."

He said that instead, the new law has brought tremendous economic "strife" for the state, including various boycotts by entertainers and major businesses. "Leave it the way it is."

Q: Regarding news that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill: Was the move an act of political correctness or a long-overdue gesture?

A: Trump hailed Jackson as a president with a "great history of tremendous success" and said he would rather leave Jackson on the bill. "I think it's pure political correctness. Been on the bill for many, many years and really represented somebody that was very important to this country," he said. He suggested putting Tubman on the $2 bill or creating a new one altogether. "I would love to see another denomination, and that could take place, I think it would be more appropriate."

Q: Would you want to change the Republican platform so that exceptions would be made on abortions in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother?

A: "Absolutely, for the three exceptions, I would," he said. Trump was then pressed further and asked if he would make an exception to protect the "health" of the mother. "I would leave it for the life of the mother, but I would absolutely have the three exceptions."

Q: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy?

A: "I do, I do, including myself. I do."

On Wednesday, Trump campaigned in Maryland, ahead of the state's primary next Tuesday. Trump scored a campaign boost earlier this week when he easily won the Republican primary held in his home state of New York. He won with a higher percentage than in any other state, a victory that provided a crucial momentum shift after losing a major race in Wisconsin to rival Ted Cruz.

New York gave Trump a boost in convention delegates, but whether he could win the nomination outright before the summer remains uncertain.

Despite winning numerous state primaries and caucuses, polls continue to show Trump as the single most unpopular Republican candidate, and have him losing to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in nearly ever general election match up.

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