While the mainstream press obliges with Donald Trump’s gaslighting, the DNC is using Trump’s own words in a new digital video that amplifies what Trump has said over and over: He paved the way for the overturning of Roe v. Wade and opened the door for the extreme abortion bans across the country that we have seen since.
Trump is an anti-abortion extremist who continues to brag about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, backed a national abortion ban while in office, has called for punishment for women who have an abortion, and is once again pushing for a nationwide abortion ban.
Trump: “I got rid of Roe v. Wade.”
Trump: “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade.”
Trump: “I was able to do it, and I was very honored to do it.”
Chris Matthews: “Do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no as a principle?
Trump: “The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment.”
Matthews: “For the woman?”
Trump: “Yeah, there has to be some form.”
Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life.”
Trump: “Nobody has ever done more for right to life than Donald Trump. Roe v. Wade. They won. They finally won.”
Trump: “The [6-week ban] Iowa bill was signed and they wouldn’t have been able to do anything if I wasn’t able to do what I did.”