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Sat Apr 2, 2016, 08:46 PM Apr 2016

Trump dodges question over whether any past partners had abortions [View all]

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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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
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