Skip to comments.Trump Stumbles Over Abortion Issue
Posted on 04/19/2011 12:46:04 PM PDT by TN4Bush
Donald Trump appeared to stumble into a contradiction in an interview Tuesday a misstep that could haunt the potential GOP presidential candidate amongst social conservatives.
In an interview with MSNBC, Trump was asked if he believed there was a right to privacy in the Constitution a right that, while not explicitly stated in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has said can be inferred from the text.
He responded, "I guess there is, I guess there is."
Then his tone of voice changed and he followed up with, "And why, just out of curiosity, why do you ask that question?"
When NBC's Savannah Guthrie wondered how that line of legal theory "squares" with his pro-life stance, Trump said, "Well, that's a pretty strange way of getting to pro-life. I mean, it's a very unique way of asking about pro-life. What does that have to do with privacy? How are you equating pro-life with privacy?"
To answer Trump's question, the United States Supreme Court equated the right to privacy as grounds to legalize abortion in its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
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We only have a right to privacy if it involves murdering a baby. If you want to ride an airplane, drive a car, and soon surf the internet there will be no privacy.
I don’t like Trump at all.
But “privacy” is somehow equated with slaughtering babies but government tracking your cell phone, car, emails, web visits, strip searching you at an airport and everything else isn’t a “privacy” issue.
To the MSM “privacy” ONLY covers baby killing.
I kinda like that he challenged the way she worked around to that question. Not a very honest thing for her to do.
What am I missing? The Donald obviously doesn’t realize that “privacy” is a code word for abortion. He’s not a professional politician or is involved in the euphanisms of the abortion industry.
Hey I said it first.
The stink'n media thinks it's a private right to have abortions.
Trump goes off his teleprompter, then tries to recover.
In cases like this it is best to be intentionally obtuse and make the person using the code word actually explain what they mean by the code word.
To defeat the left, expose the left.
The Headline was so misleading that I had to laugh after reading it. How anyone could see this exchange as a mis-step for Trump is beyond me. He called her on her BS question.
The MSM playing the part of the inquisitive ‘Devil’. No surprise there.
He should have said it was simply above his (albeit lofty) pay grade and moved on.
lol. I see that now.
About a week ago, Trump said he was still “forming” his position on abortion.
What he didn’t mention was the fact that he doesn’t really have any firm beliefs.
Didn't Judge Ruth B Ginsberg admit that this decision stands on faulty or shaky legal ground? I'm pretty sure.
Have your people check that out and then put that in your arsenal for next time, Mr. Trump.
I’d love to see Trump ask...
“Then Is it OK if I kill you in private? Because if you are saying murder is acceptable as long as it is done privately, it must be.”
Simple, to the point and shuts the left down hard. Let them argue their way out of that.
Since there’s about a 2% chance that he’s running, it’s all macht’s nichts.
O'Reilly asked Trump if he would you make a law against abortion?
Trump said he would get back to him if he would push for a law against abortion. You do understand in doing so, would be against stare decisis in the Rowe v. Wade 1973 Supreme Court case?
Trump maybe a RINO but he's giving air cover to all other Republican candidates by going after Obama. Not bad for a RINO.