Trump campaign panics over leak of his support for a 16-week abortion ban

Trump campaign panics over leak of his support for a 16-week abortion ban

Just as quickly as news broke Friday that Donald Trump has been privately expressing support for a 16-week national abortion ban, the Trump campaign scrambled to shoot it down.

According to The New York Times, Trump is liking the idea of a 16-week ban with exceptions in the cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother. Naturally, Trump had devoted a lot of deep thinking to the matter.

“Know what I like about 16?” Trump told a confidant, according to the Times. “It’s even. It’s four months.”

Welp, he’s got Democrats there. But exactly nowhere else, and his campaign knows it judging by their panicked response. Mere hours after the story broke, Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt blasted out a statement calling it “fake news.”

“As President Trump has stated, he would sit down with both sides and negotiate a deal that everyone will be happy with,” Leavitt said, demonstrating Republicans’ deeply misguided perceptions of the issue. 

No, American women won’t be giddily bargaining away their freedoms under the direction of a man a jury found liable for sexual assault. 

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