There is perhaps no issue on which GOP front-runner Donald Trump has been more inconsistent than the matter of a woman’s right to choose, which he said he supported back when he still considered himself a pro-choice Democrat. Here’s Trump in 1999 telling the late Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” that he supports letting a woman decide:
Yet now, Trump not only claims to be opposed to abortion, he just told Chris Matthews as part of a town hall meeting that will air later tonight on MSNBC that he thinks women should face “some form of punishment” if they have one. Talk about doing a 180-degree turn!
“Look, people in certain parts of the Republican Party, conservative Republicans, would say, Yes, it should. I would say it’s a very serious problem and it’s a problem we have to decide on. Are you going to send them to jail?
‘There has to be some form of punishment.”
Matthews then asked the next logical question:
“For the woman?”
Not even hesitating, Trump, according to a transcript of the town hall obtained by Bloomberg, then said:
“Yeah, (the punishment would) have to be determined.”
Then, a second later, Trump added this bit of frightening logic:
“They’ve set the law and frankly the judges, you’re going to have a very big election coming up for that reason because you have judges where it’s a real tipping point and with the loss of Scalia, who was a very strong conservative, this presidential election is going to be very important.
“When you say what’s the law, nobody knows what the law is going to be. It depends on who gets elected.”
And with that, Donald Trump proves yet again that he doesn’t even know what the law says in this country. Nobody knows what the law is going to be? That’s true enough. But we know what it is, Donald, and you should say you respect the law as it stands and will defer to the Supreme Court in the future, because you would be forced to abide by their rulings, like it or not.
Haven’t we all been punished more than enough by Donald Trump? And yet he continues to talk and prove just how out of touch he is.
You may find this brief snippet from tonight’s MSNBC Town Hall with Trump interesting:
This article was originally published by the same author at BipartisanReport.com.