No stranger to controversy, Donald Trump stirred up an even bigger heap than usual with a flustered comment he made to MSNBC's Chris Matthews about punishing women who had abortions if abortion were to be outlawed in America.
When asked by an insistent Matthews what kind of punishment, Trump said, "I don't know. That I don't know. That I don't know. I don't know."
According to CNN, he later walked back that comment, clarifying, "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."
Not surprisingly, the topic came up this morning on "The View," and Christian and politically conservative co-host Candace Cameron Bure was quick to pipe up.
She said, "I think Chris Matthews was hammering him so much to the point that Donald looked flustered — [he] didn't know what to say. And then THAT comes out. He wasn't prepared. And he should be prepared. THAT came out of his mouth, and it was horrifying. If you are pro-life, you do need a position, Donald. And then his camp came back and said 'Well, here's what he really meant.' It was just, well..."
Candace shrugged and later added, "I would have had more respect if Donald came back and said, 'Hey, listen, I sleep four hours a night, Chris Matthews flustered me, and I gave an answer that sounded terrible. He's not going to apologize, but I would had more respect if he come out and said 'I would have preferred to say that' instead of his team releasing a statement."
Do you agree with Candace's take on this?