Trump Brags About His Role in Roe V. Wade Calling It a “Miracle”

Former President Donald Trump has bragged about his role in the Roe V. Wade saga, calling it a “miracle,” and boasting that if it weren’t for him, “you wouldn’t even be talking about this stuff.”

Trump’s Boast on Overturning Roe v. Wade

Former President Donald Trump, during a Fox News town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, proudly touted his perceived role in overturning the constitutional right to an abortion, characterizing it as nothing short of a “miracle.”

Trump’s influence on the judiciary, particularly in appointing three Supreme Court justices, played a pivotal role in the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case affirming women’s right to abortion.

In response to a question from an abortion rights opponent, Trump clarified his position, stating, “Nobody has done more in that regard” in protecting life, “We’re living in a time when there has to be a little bit of a concession one way or the other,” he said.

However, he also aligned himself with Ronald Reagan’s stance on exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, and incest, I happen to be for the exceptions like Ronald Reagan, with the life of the mother, rape, incest.

I just have to be there, I feel,” he said. Trump urged Republicans to find a consensus on the issue to secure electoral victories. He cautioned against a divisive approach that could hinder the party’s progress, “Otherwise you are going to be back where you were and you can’t let that ever happen again,” he claimed.

Trump’s Concerns and Blame

Trump acknowledged the challenges of recognizing pregnancies within six weeks, a time limit proposed by some GOP-controlled states for banning abortions. He attributed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ low poll numbers to his support for a six-week abortion ban, illustrating the potential political repercussions of such a stance.

“If you talk five or six weeks, a lot of women don’t know if they’re pregnant … This has been tearing the country apart for 50 years, and nobody’s been able to do anything,” he claimed, “We’re going to come up with something that people want and people like,” followed by, “I would sit down with both sides and I’d negotiate something.”

Trump went on to brag, “If it weren’t for me, with Roe v. Wade, you wouldn’t even be talking about this stuff,” he boasted, “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it and I’m proud to have done it,” Trump continued. 

The issue of abortion has gained prominence on the campaign trail in Iowa, with Republican voters expressing concerns about its potential impact in the general election.

Teresa Probst, a 72-year-old Republican in Iowa, urged the need to address exceptions to abortion bans, recognizing the issue’s significance, especially among younger voters. “I think the issue of abortion is one of the main drivers for young people to vote Democratic, she said. 

Tying Abortion Bans to Trump’s Legacy

The Biden-Harris campaign strategically linked abortion bans in various states to Trump’s presidential legacy. Referring to a December 2023 report from the Guttmacher Institute, the campaign revealed the consequences of Trump’s role in overturning Roe v. Wade, “Fourteen states enforce total bans and seven more restrict access under limits that would have been unconstitutional under Roe.”

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Biden-Harris campaign manager, said, “As Trump proudly brags he was the one who got rid of Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Republican extremists across the country to pass draconian bans that are hurting women and threatening doctors … one-in-three women of reproductive age now live under an abortion ban.”

This strategy aims to position Trump’s legacy as a potential threat to reproductive rights.

The topic of abortion surfaced during the DeSantis-Haley debate, where Nikki Haley advocated for a different approach. She urged Republicans to avoid demonizing abortion, emphasizing that Democrats use fear while Republicans often resort to judgment.

“The Democrats put fear in women on abortion and Republicans have used judgment. This is too personal of an issue to put fear or judgment. Our goal should be how do we save as many babies as possible and support as many moms as possible,” Haley argued.

Trump’s Running Mate Revelation

Trump also disclosed that he had already chosen his running mate for a potential presidential run.

While maintaining secrecy around the identity, he dismissed the possibility of mending fences with an opponent like former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie but described Christie as an unlikely scenario for his vice-presidential pick. 

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