Trump proved he either doesn’t know legislation facts or when childbirth occurs
During a speech at the March For Life anti-choice rally, Trump delivered one of his more notable flubs of late (until tomorrow, or the next day, or even the day after that — let’s get real here). Trump, marking another tally in his Reign Of Infamy by being the first ever commander-in-chief to speak at this particular rally, shared his disgust about babies who are born at full-term.
Yes, you read that correctly. The President of the United States of America declared that “in many states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month.” And followed that, uh, interesting fact by saying such a thing is “wrong” and “has to change.”
Just watch the video in the tweet below. This really happened.
One can only assume he meant to say “the laws allow a baby to be aborted” or “torn,” not “born,” which, regardless, is also extremely untrue. According to research and data compiled by the Guttmacher Institute a majority of states restrict later abortion — these are defined variably as abortions occurring once a fetus is viable or beyond 20 weeks post-fertilization or the third trimester.
Beyond acknowledging the truth based on facts and logic, the Twitterverse was quick to make light of Trump’s enormous faux pas. Because this is what our life is like now amidst the endless, insane news cycle.
The anti-choicers in the crowd probably really appreciated his vast knowledge on the subject, tbh.
Look, at this point either of those options would not surprise any of us in the least.
But in all seriousness, having the leader of our country say such a thing — regardless of which way he meant it — is dangerous AF when you consider all the people who believe what he says. Especially considering only one percent of all abortions in the United States are performed after the second trimester, according to the most recent data from the CDC. Third trimester abortions are extremely, extremely rare and usually only occur when the life of the fetus or the mother is at risk.
Until his next mishap, I’ll just be sitting here, aghast at the fact that female reproduction and gestation remain a mystery to our POTUS.