Donald Trump says there ‘could be a vote’ on whether abortion will remain legal in America
Donald Trump has revealed that there “could be a vote” on whether abortions in America will remain legal – despite claiming he “understands” why women are concerned.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, published in the Mail On Sunday, the US president spoke about how his recent nomination of conservative judge and staunch pro-lifer Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court could mean an overturn for the landmark 1973 ruling legalising abortion, Roe vs. Wade.
When asked by Morgan where he stood on abortion, the president opted to remain discreet.
“Well, look, I’m a conservative as you know,” he said.
“I have my views, but I’ve been told it’s truly best not to talk about it. That’s a little bit of an interesting stance but that’s the right thing to do, now.”
Morgan asked whether he “understood why women were concerned” in the current climate, and while the president claimed he did, he also managed to lie in the same sentence.
“I do understand, but I also understand that you know, that’s a 50/50 question in this country.”
America is not split in two over abortion, 2/3 polled do not want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, and half of people want some restrictions on abortion.
Despite only 28 percent of Americans polled stating that the do want to see abortion made illegal, Trump went on to say that there could be a vote on the matter.
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“I think [Kavanaugh] is going to be confirmed and someday in the distant future there could be a vote,” he said.
Trump, who has confirmed that he will run again for 2020, added: “There’s also a very good chance there won’t be a vote. We’ll have to see what happens. A case has to get up there. It could be a long time before a case ever gets up there.”
Kavanaugh’s nomination enraged many Democrats last week.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said: “The ramifications of this battle will last a generation or more. I’m going to fight this nomination with everything I’ve got.”