Donald Trump, Abortion and the “IF” Word – A Response Taken Out of Context and a Feeding Frenzy

 

I have had so many phone calls today from so many people, upset about so many different aspects of this story – it is insane!

I normally wouldn’t have addressed something like this, because the truth has a way of rising to the top – just like cream.  But with the blood in the water and the feeding frenzy that was going on today, I decided to go ahead and address it.

I have heard so many stories today that are being run by the Main Stream Media that are misleading in regards to Trump’s abortion comments.  I have seen headlines all over the internet, that are also misleading in regards to the same comments.

People are under the impression that Donald Trump has come out and said that today, starting any time now, that women should be punished for abortions.  That doctors should be punished for abortions, today, starting now.

Let us please clarify what was said.  One little word, “the IF word” is what is missing in this whole debacle.  I am seeing that this little word, “this IF word” has been conveniently left out of reports on Trump’s abortion statements – and definitely left out of headlines.

What Trump was saying is that “IF” an abortion ban became law, “IF” it was passed in and by Congress, then a punishment would likely be in order, according to the rule of law created.  Of course, see how that little “IF” word makes all the difference in the world in the context of the remarks, as well as, of course, the meaning of the statements. How do I know that was what he was saying? Because that is how the question was presented. Simple. 

The interview below was long and convoluted as Mr Trump stated in a later interview with Fox News when he clarified his positions on abortion and the law. It is at 9:39 in the video below where the young woman begins the topic of abortion:

The media did such a feeding frenzy on these “gotcha” questions, that it was obvious they were not going to be missing an opportunity to twist the meaning of what actually said and mislead on what was actually the intended message.  It was an amazing demonstration of how important one little “IF” word can be.

Donald Trump Jr also showed his dismay at the misinformation on twitter:

In the video below, after about the halfway mark, the abortion topic is brought up again.  And again the question is asked beginning with the word “IF”.  Donald Trump takes the time to clarify his position on abortion and discuss the above interview with Chris Matthews.

I agree with Mr Trump, it was a “convoluted” interview.  The term I would use was “hammered” Mr. Trump was hammered into answering the questions without being given a good amount of time to think through his answers.  I don’t give a rat’s behind how smart you are, any person needs breathing space in a conversation to think out their responses.  Period.  Take a look at the video below for the clarified positions.

And for the record, to clear up any remaining misunderstandings on where Donald Trump might stand on abortion, here is his official statement :

DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING ABORTION

If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed – like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.

 

 

 

  • LiberatedCitizen √ Team Trump

    Great article Annie. This question is just an attempt to set up Trump anyway. Nice to see someone report that they take his words out of context.

  • Trump did a masterful job of destroying the “abortion is murder crowd”. They don’t really mean it. Hypocrites.

    What sells is misdemeanor murder and the woman goes free. Hardly worth the fuss.

    I’d like to see less government. I’d like to see more social problems solved privately.

    I’d like to see an end to the “there ought to be a law” crowd. They gave us Alcohol Prohibition.

    • Drug Prohibition was a Progressive Project. Ironically Republicans are its last major political supporters.

  • Annie,

    You might find this of some amusement: http://classicalvalues.com/2016/04/learning-how-the-game-is-played/