Monday, May 9, 2016
Trump on the Issues -- Part I -- Abortion
In an interview with Chris Matthews of MSNBC last month, Trump suggested that women who had abortions (a legal medical procedure in the U.S.) should be punished if it became illegal. (He later walked that statement back after he was criticized for suggesting it.)
But The Trumper's opinion on abortion seems somewhat selective after one listens to his interview with radio shock jock, Howard Stern, on The Trumper's reaction to the news that his then mistress, and future second wife, Marla Maples, told The Trumper she was pregnant with his child.
The Trumper's reaction? "What are we going to do about this?" That clearly implies that there's a choice available to the billionaire and his mistress on what to do with a surprise pregnancy, a choice he and the Republican Party would deny to girls and women who are not mistresses or wives of billionaires.
In the past, The Trumper has supported a woman's right to choose, but now that he's the Republican presumptive nominee, he's reversed that personal and public stance and is against a woman's right to choose. Surprise! Surprise!
Here's the video that shows The Trumper's hypocrisy. Of course, we'll hear people say that he has the right to change his mind, and that's true. But it is curious that The Trumper changed his mind just in time to be a Republican candidate for the presidency -- a candidate from a political party that has never supported a woman's right to choose. And it is instructive to hear, in the video below, how complacent he was about the options available to him and his mistress. "What are we going to do about this?"