Donald Trump is infamous for marching straight into an issue guns blazing, and that’s exactly what “The O’Reilly Factor” guest host Eric Bolling did Thursday night when he quizzed the GOP frontrunner on the firestorm caused by his anti-abortion comments the day before.
Trump was asked Wednesday at an MSNBC town hall what should happen to women who get an abortion should the procedure become illegal, to which he replied: “I am pro-life … there has to be some sort of punishment.”
“This was a long, convoluted question,” Trump told Bolling during their subsequent phone interview the following night. “This was a long discussion and they just cut it out.”
Again he repeated, “I’ve had the same stance [on abortion] as Ronald Reagan. And I have had it from the beginning.”
The Republican candidate maintains that he has always believed that abortion providers, and not women, should be held responsible for illegal abortions.
And in case we missed it, Trump stressed yet again to Bolling that it was a long “convoluted conversation,” and that “they don’t like that” on TV. Plus he dropped Reagan’s name again as icing on the cake.
Backlash from the media and the political world was so swift following Trump’s response to commentator Chris Matthews at the town hall that the billionaire businessman found himself backpedaling immediately after, issuing a statement that said, “the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible.”