George Takei wants to change Donald Trump’s mind on gay marriage

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George Takei, Star Trek's Sulu and de facto king of Facebook, is a contestant on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, which raises money for charity. But Takei wants to use his access to Trump for another goal.

"Next time I'm in New York, Mr. Trump, I might take you to Jean Georges for lunch, and maybe we can discuss marriage equality," Takei told the Donald over the phone earlier this week.

Trump, who almost ran for the GOP presidential nomination — and once compared gay marriage to cheating at golf, or something? — had an uncharacteristically gracious reply: "You would be the perfect guy to teach me. You have a deal."

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Takei (who married his husband in 2008) gave more details on the, um, date:

"I'm looking forward to the lunch. I really was serious. I think Mr. Trump is a decent, fair-minded guy, and I think we can have a very good discussion. … I want to listen to his views and respond specifically to his concerns. The sense I get in my bones is that he’s a decent, sophisticated guy. I'm sure he knows many people who are gay or lesbian. My position is that the core of any good marriage is love and commitment."

And that's why Trump has had three of them.