Trump On Punishing Women For Abortions: “A Lot Of People Thought My Answer Was Excellent”

Trump On Punishing Women For Abortions: “A Lot Of People Thought My Answer Was Excellent”

Well, it looks like GOP frontrunner and cherisher of women Donald Trump has decided that he actually does like the original answer he gave when asked if women should be punished for having abortions.

Trump spoke with right-wing talk radio host Joe Pags, who is apparently a BIG fan of The Donald. During their conversation, they discussed Trump’s much talked about town hall with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, in which the celebrity billionaire stuck his foot squarely in his mouth regarding abortion. After he told Matthews that he felt women who receive abortions should receive some form of punishment, he spent the rest of the week backtracking, providing a number of clarifications and reversals.

In Pags’ opinion, Matthews is a fucking d-bag for even asking the question, and he wanted to know why Trump even gives MSNBC the time of day after the CNBC debate. He also told the former reality TV star that the question was purely hypothetical and it is disgusting that Wisconsin voters are holding this against him.

In response, Trump had the following to say:

“It was a hypothetical question. A lot of people thought my answer was excellent, by the way. There were a lot of people who thought that was a very good answer. It was a hypothetical question. I didn’t see any big deal and then all of a sudden there was somewhat of a storm. And you know, it’s interesting, this morning I’m hearing two hosts on television that were critical and they said, ‘We really thought his first answer was very good.’ Because you can’t win. ‘We thought it was good, what was wrong with his first answer?’ And I heard a pastor, who is a fantastic pastor, saying, ‘Well, you know, if you think about it, his first answer is right.’ ”

Just so we get this straight, Trump is now saying that he was initially right for saying women should be potentially jailed for having an abortion. Not only that, he’s bragging about how some people are saying how great his answer was, despite the fact that as of now, roughly 75% of all women in this country plain hate his guts. But, you know, Ann Coulter and some people on Fox think it’s swell, so there ya go. I’m going with answer A, Regis!

Anyway, Pags wanted to get an additional answer from Trump on why he continues to go on MSNBC since they have an agenda and Matthews is not fair to him. In Trump’s view, nobody treats him well — except whoever he is speaking to at that very minute, who is always a very great person — but he understands that, even though MSNBC should be nicer to him because he made NBC a bunch of money.

“I heard people defending it today. Now they defend it. Now they say, ‘It was really right.’ The whole thing is just so — the press is extremely unfair. A lot of very terrible people. It is interesting with MSNBC. Not only that, I made NBC a fortune with The Apprentice. An absolute fortune with The Apprentice. But they’ve all got agendas and I understand that. Frankly, they’re bad but they’re sort of all bad. I don’t get treated well on Fox. I don’t get treated well on CNN.”

Once again, Republicans, this is your presumptive nominee for President of the United States. You built this, You need to own it.

Below is audio of the segment, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:


Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.