When asked about his abortion & punishment comments Trump stated to the NYT that "This was not real life...this was a hypothetical, so I thought of it in terms of a hypothetical. So that's where that answer came from, hypothetically."
If you go with that logic then you might discount everything he says since he will claim he was only speaking hypothetically.
If you can't understand that you are pretty dumb.
Every policy position is hypothetical. What he's saying is that if abortion were hypothetically illegal, he would support jailing women who had one. That a position he no longer holds, even hypothetically, so yeah, I'm still not sure what he's trying to say.
Adding to the confusion, the other day he also said he thinks the laws should stay the way they are- days later adding "only until I become President". I've never seen such a lack of consistency, such blatant flip flopping, over such a short period of time.
Make believe question gets a make believe answer.
Pretty simple concept.
Presidential candidates shouldn't be asked questions that have a hypothetical basis? Nearly every question is based on the hypothetical notion of that candidate being elected. Foreign affairs- what would you do if X occurred? Not game because that X is a hypothetical event? You can't ask a candidate what punishments they would seek if they hypothetically make a certain act illegal? Should they just be exempt from questions in general?
Isn't the president supposed to be able to think about hypotheticals and provide answers? 😂 ...Especially on such an important issue to so many Americans? So... hypothetically that's not really your answer? 😂
SK8 - here's the thing. In this hypothetical, I completely agree with him. If abortion is made illegal because a fetus is legally seen as a human life, then aborting that fetus should carry the same punishment as killing a person.
What he meant Hypothetically if it was illegal, it would only make sense that the woman who participated in the illegal practice (Abortion) would be held punishable under the law.
It makes perfect sense and like always the media (and liberals) misquote him and take his words out of context.
Haha so he's sticking with the original position then? I thought he had switched and no longer believed women should be punished if hypothetically abortion were made illegal. Now, you're saying that if abortion were to be hypothetically made illegal, he'd be for punishing them?
No that's what he orginally meant, although when Liberals (Like yourself) and the media had claimed he wished for them to be punished in a harsh way then he had to clarify, or at least change his position.
What he said: "If it's illegal then they should be under legal punishment."
What the media said "Trump advocates for stoning women to death as punishment for abortion."
Of course I'm paraphrasing but you get the message.
Luft, you realize a majority of the pro-life movement is and has been for decades against the concept of punishing a woman who has an abortion, right? They view them as a 'secondary victims'. So you can't make out everyone who found his position reprehensible to be "liberals". Your candidate took on a shitty stance, got roundly called out for it, and then apparently flip flopped on it.
In the realm of flip flopping, did you hear Trump is now calling his infamous retweet of Cruz's wife a mistake? Do you agree with your candidate, or do you stand by your previous support of the retweet? I've got to say, this guy keeps putting his supporters in a shitty position. And you don't even know if he'll still hold the position you're defending today come tomorrow.
No, I don't agree there was anything wrong with what he said orginally, and I personally think they should face some form of legal punishment for breaking the law.
However, in a Democracy you can't do what's for the best but rather a agree with the majority to get their vote. It's sad, but that's why I don't mind as much for him taking back his quote.
As for the picture I do think it was a shitty meme to share but Cruz started the conflict. In hindsight view it was a mistake one he'll learn from, I'd rather this now than during the general election.
Although I do agree he's making it harder to explain his reasoning when it comes to certain issues. I personally don't mind, but other Trump supporters may not be as patient.
This is not a case of the media or liberals misquoting. This is a case of flip flopping on issues. Trump will say anything if he thinks it's what people want to hear. He clearly didn't do his homework the first go around to know that prior to Row vs Wade the laws protect women and punish abortionist. He's misinformed and that's not the media's fault. You want to blame liberals for picking on Trump like s little cry baby. It's laughable.
I'm not saying he wasn't informed on his opinion, I'm just saying the media did take his stance out of context. You have to be an idiot if you haven't tried to see the character murder the media has tried to do in Trump.
The media does this to everyone. Trump included. He's not special.
When's the last time Glenn Beck or the Mainstream media went after John Kaisch? The media goes after Trump on every little issue and you know that's true. Other candidates also face character murder but I've never seen it this bad.
Luft- that's a reflection of how divisive the candidate is. When you've got pro-life and pro-choice groups condemning Donald's position, that's not because there's some conspiracy, it's because he's become that odious.
I've never seen a candidate take on positions such as to result in such breadth of attacks. That he's being attacked is exclusively a result of the positions and statements he has made throughout this campaign.
Here I recommend watching this: youtu.be/cEuYox35My0
Haha what am I supposed to take away from that? Again, that he is near universally detested is a result of the positions and statements he has made throughout this campaign.