In a recent interview, Donald Trump refused to say if he believed Florida’s new law restricting most abortions to the first 6 weeks of pregnancy is too extreme, the Hill reported.
In an interview published in The Messenger on Monday, Trump was asked if he thought the Florida law went too far. But instead of answering, Trump used the question as another opportunity to attack the one potential GOP candidate he fears, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Trump accused DeSantis of not knowing what he is doing. He claimed that many in the pro-life movement believe that the 6-week abortion law is “too harsh.” In reality, the pro-life movement hailed Governor DeSantis for signing the law.
Trump has not fared well when discussing abortion, opting at times to take a more moderate position that has angered pro-life voters who helped deliver him the White House in 2016.
After the 2022 midterms failed to generate the anticipated Red Wave, Trump accused pro-life candidates of being responsible for the GOP’s failures, prompting pushback from pro-life groups.
During his CNN town hall last week, Trump dodged questions on whether he would support a federal law restricting abortion.
In April, the Trump campaign angered pro-life groups after telling the Washington Post that the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade left the abortion issue up to the states.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America president Marjorie Dannenfelser blasted the Trump campaign in a statement, saying Trump’s position is a “completely inaccurate reading of the Dobbs decision,” and a “morally indefensible position” from the man who claims to be the “most pro-life president” in history. Dannenfelster asserted that life is not a state’s rights matter, but a “matter of human rights.”
Meanwhile, after Trump told The Messenger that pro-life groups believe the Florida law is “too harsh,” the paid Trump influencers on Twitter began furiously deleting previous tweets attacking DeSantis for not going far enough to prevent abortions.