It took Donald Trump a week to answer the question but Trump finally confirmed that none of his previous partners that he has dated or been married to have had an abortion of a child he conceived.
Trump has been the subject of 100s of news stories this past week on the issue of abortion. He’s been dogged from both pro-life and pro-abortion advocates on his answer on whether women should potentially be punished for abortions when the day comes that they’re illegal. And in the last week he’s faced criticism from pro-life voters for saying that Roe v. Wade and pro-abortion laws are here to stay.
So when a reporter for the New York Times asked him about the issue of abortion, she took a different approach — wanting to know if Trump, during his infamous time as a bachelor in New York City, had ever been involved with a woman who had an abortion. Here was his response:
Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan, was he ever involved with anyone who had an abortion?
“Such an interesting question,” he said. “So what’s your next question?”
Many took that evasion as a yes, but, now, Trump has said the answer is no. As the Washington Post reports:
Trump supporters screamed that no other candidates were asked such invasive questions. But Trump had already jumped into troubled water on the issue, especially with women, when he suggested to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if he is elected president and restrictions on abortion become the law.
Trump quickly took back his punishment comment, saying in another TV interview that “the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way.”
In the interview in his Trump Tower office on a number of issues, Trump repeated talked about the “respect” he has for women, how he has a proven track record for hiring them — and that he didn’t think Dowd was serious when she asked that question about abortion.
“I thought she was sort of kidding,” he said. “The answer is ‘no.'”
Then he added, “I respect Maureen Dowd. I think she is a great writer.”
Trump’s declining to answer the question comes after a woman who had an affair with Bill Clinton says Hillary Clinton has had multiple abortions.
A woman who reportedly had a months-long affair with pro-abortion former President Bill Clinton back in 1983 says Hillary Clinton had multiple abortions and the couple decided to have Chelsea Clinton simply because of political calculations.
Sally had a three-month affair with then Gov. Bill Clinton in 1983 and recently conducted an interview in which she make the startling claim about Hillary, who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for president. She says Bill Clinton told her about the abortions during numerous conversations.