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Eugene

(61,991 posts)
Sat Apr 2, 2016, 08:46 PM Apr 2016

Trump dodges question over whether any past partners had abortions

Source: The Guardian

Trump dodges question over whether any past partners had abortions

Asked by Maureen Dowd whether he was ever involved with
anyone who underwent procedure, Trump replies simply:
‘Such an interesting question’


Martin Pengelly
Saturday 2 April 2016 21.26 BST

The controversy over Donald Trump’s stance on abortion took another turn on Saturday, when a New York Times interviewer wrote that the Republican presidential frontrunner appeared to avoid a question about whether any woman he had been involved with had undergone such a procedure.

Maureen Dowd referred to Trump’s suggestion this week that women who have abortions should be punished – a comment he swiftly retracted – when she wrote: “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?’”

Trump made his initial remark on Wednesday, in an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews. Controversy ensued, highlighting the candidate’s extremely poor ratings with female voters of all political stripes.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/02/donald-trump-marueen-dowd-interview-abortion-past-partners
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Trump dodges question over whether any past partners had abortions (Original Post) Eugene Apr 2016 OP
THIS is exactly the hypocrisy inherent in the entire anti-abortion movement. PatrickforO Apr 2016 #1
You were being nice when you said spouse or daughter. stevenleser Apr 2016 #4
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Exactly what I expected. bussta33 Apr 2016 #3
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Sorry, I think that's an inappropriate question B2G Apr 2016 #7
No, it is totally appropriate awoke_in_2003 Apr 2016 #8
Until the press goes on a witch hunt B2G Apr 2016 #9
I completely agree with you DesertRat Apr 2016 #18
Agree with you. Nt cwydro Apr 2016 #19
An appropriate question that shouldn't be answered. Ilsa Apr 2016 #21
sleeping with Trump IS the punishment lame54 Apr 2016 #10
I knew it! Archae Apr 2016 #11
So I'm not the only one who's suspected this. AngryOldDem Apr 2016 #15
This is not a question that liberals need to ask Democat Apr 2016 #12
This. Thank you. B2G Apr 2016 #13
Well, when Trump discusses criminalizing abortion and punishing the women gratuitous Apr 2016 #16
I agree Democat Apr 2016 #17
I would too. nt bemildred Apr 2016 #14
Jackass. Quantess Apr 2016 #20
how the hell would he know dembotoz Apr 2016 #22

PatrickforO

(14,613 posts)
1. THIS is exactly the hypocrisy inherent in the entire anti-abortion movement.
Sat Apr 2, 2016, 09:00 PM
Apr 2016

They don't want poor, single women of color to even have access to basic reproductive health, but when it is THEIR spouse or daughter, they get the abortion. They just keep it on the QT.

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
4. You were being nice when you said spouse or daughter.
Sat Apr 2, 2016, 09:10 PM
Apr 2016

More likely, someone they talked into jumping into the sack for whom they have no intention in assuming any responsibility.

Which I wouldn't really care about assuming they were willing to let everyone have that option.

Response to PatrickforO (Reply #1)

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B2G

(9,766 posts)
7. Sorry, I think that's an inappropriate question
Sat Apr 2, 2016, 10:05 PM
Apr 2016

Nobody's fucking business. Because you know what the follow-up question would be.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
8. No, it is totally appropriate
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 02:48 AM
Apr 2016

When you come out holier than thou, expect to be hoisted upon your petard.

Ilsa

(61,721 posts)
21. An appropriate question that shouldn't be answered.
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 05:07 PM
Apr 2016

I'm glad Trump was put on the spot, but his partners should not be. It's fair to make him think about his own hypocrisy.

Archae

(46,381 posts)
11. I knew it!
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 11:40 AM
Apr 2016

I predicted one or more of Trump's mistresses would have got an abortion, and Donald paid for it.

AngryOldDem

(14,061 posts)
15. So I'm not the only one who's suspected this.
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 01:34 PM
Apr 2016

There's no way in hell he would inconvenience himself with a child he didn't want, nor take the responsibility for it (financial or otherwise).

Democat

(11,617 posts)
12. This is not a question that liberals need to ask
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 01:18 PM
Apr 2016

I support pointing our hypocrisy, but this sounds like trying to make women who have had an abortion sound like bad people.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
16. Well, when Trump discusses criminalizing abortion and punishing the women
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 01:38 PM
Apr 2016

It's a question that naturally ensues. How deeply held is his position? How long? If his position has changed, why did it change? Has he been involved in a relationship where the woman had an abortion? If so, should she have gone to jail, or punished in some other way? Where is Trump coming from on the issue of abortion that he takes a position so extreme that even some of the anti-choice folks think he's gone too far? What was the process that got Trump to his present position?

I suspect he said it off the cuff, and had no idea what all the implications and ramifications were. He's obviously done it before on other issues. This is not a very deep thinking man, and he's not accustomed to explaining himself. I think it's very important to bring that out.

Democat

(11,617 posts)
17. I agree
Sun Apr 3, 2016, 02:00 PM
Apr 2016

He just says whatever he thinks at any moment and contradicts himself often.

Democrats need to fight hard and dirty when Republicans do. However, the target of our fighting should be Republicans, not women who might have crossed paths with them at one time in their past.

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