Donald Trump said he misspoke during a discussion with pro-abortion proponent Chris Matthews.
In a new interview with Fox News, Donald Trump says he “misspoke” the other day when he initially said women who would get an abortion after abortion becomes illegal again should be “punished.” Trump blames a question from pro-abortion MSNBC host Chris Matthews on a “convoluted” issue for his misspeaking.
“If in fact abortion is outlawed, the person performing the abortion, the doctor or who it may be is responsible — not the woman is responsible. I have the same stance as Ronald Reagan, I’ve had it from the beginning … It could be that I misspoke but this was a long, convoluted subject.”
Trump's remarks got a lot of attention last week.
Obama has made some notable remarks about punishment and abortion, too.
He, however, wasn't talking about punishing the mother for having her baby killed. Obama took the position that having a baby is a punishment.
Obama declared that if women, like his daughters, make a mistake, he doesn't "want them punished with a baby."
OBAMA: I've got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old. I'm gonna teach them first of all about values and morals. But, if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.
Did Obama ever say he misspoke about calling a new life a punishment?
If he did, I missed it.