In a segment shown Friday as a preview of a coming Face the Nation on Sunday, current GOP frontrunner reluctantly told host John Dickerson that he didn’t disagree that abortion is murder but that he also didn’t want to change any current abortion laws.
“Do you think abortion is murder?” Dickerson asked the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor, the current GOP frontrunner.
“I have my opinions on it, but I’d rather not comment on it,” an elusive Trump answered, clearly not comfortable with the question.
“You said you were very pro-life. Pro-life means that…abortion is murder,” Dickerson said.
“I mean, I do have my opinions on it. I just don’t think it’s an appropriate forum,” Trump replied, again avoiding the question.
“But you don’t disagree with that proposition, that it’s murder?” Dickerson pressed further.
“No, I don’t disagree with it,” Trump eventually admitted.
Dickerson asked Donald Trump if and how he’d like to restrict abortion should he become president and his answer is more than telling for those who believe that the flip-flopping real estate tycoon isn’t really pro-life, but is just saying so — as with so many of his other newly discovered stances — to appeal to conservative pro-life voters in the GOP primary.
Even though Trump admitted the procedure of abortion is murder, he wants to keep the murdering of babies perfectly legal.
“At this moment, the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way,” Trump told Dickerson.
Just 48-hours ago, on Wednesday, Trump stepped in it big time, first telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that if abortion were to be made illegal, women who have the procedure should be punished — a statement that caused a firestorm from both the pro-life and anti-life crowds.
Then, only two hours later, the Trump campaign issued a statement exactly opposite, stating that women shouldn’t be punished — it should be the doctors who perform the life-ending practice who should receive prosecution.
Trump is buried with a 70 percent disapproval among women. It likely just got worse now that pro-life women know that Trump would do nothing to restrict the murder of babies.
Trump’s new position is precisely the same as Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s. In the past years, Clinton has said that she personally finds abortion to be a tragedy, but would not do anything to restrict it.
In other words, neither candidate is pro-life.
As late as 1999, Donald Trump stated he is “very pro-choice.”
WATCH BELOW, c/o CBS News “Face the Nation”