Apparently, Donald Trump believes that women get pregnant from looking under a rock. After all, he wants to ban abortion, except in his case, and punish women for getting one, but not the man or the physician.
In less than two days, after Trump bit himself in the behind with this revelation, MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Laurence O’Donnell unearthed an audio tape of an interview between Donald Trump and raunchy old radio host, Howard Stern. Trump talked about urging his former mistress Marla Maples to have an abortion.
Trump tells of Maples revealing she is pregnant and his response, clearly wanting her to have an abortion, which is a right available to all women in this country under the Supreme Court mandated Roe v. Wade. Maples thought this would be the most wonderful day of their lives:
‘Darling, I’m so happy, we’re having a child!’
Trump related his words:
‘Uh, excuse me? What are we going to do about this?’
O’Donnell points out that Trump had the option, but he has no difficulty denying that right to every other person in the country.
Trump said that she told him she was taking birth control pills, but he didn’t express any concern about who the father was during the interview.
Today, it seems apparent that Trump is responding to interview questions that he cannot dodge, dilute, or defray, in the way he thinks a conservative Republican would respond. He doesn’t do it well.
Maples chose not to have an abortion and a daughter was born, Tiffany Trump. O’Donnell held Trump accountable to his hypocrisy:
‘In Donald Trump’s world, no man in America would be able to say to his girlfriend ‘what are we going to do about this’ upon discovering an accidental pregnancy. There would be no legal option other than having a baby.’
Trump treats women like property, and the more women learn about his attitude toward them, the more they dislike him. How dare he advocate punishing women for their sexuality, when men are free to spread their seed whereever and whenever they want?
For O’Donnell’s blistering commentary on Trump, check out this video: