Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

Donald Trump has been called out on social media for giving a speech at Friday’s annual March For Life despite reportedly suggesting he asked his second wife Marla Maples to get an abortion when she became pregnant with Tiffany.Trump criticized US abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the rally in Washington, DC, and pledged his administration would always defend the ‘right to life.’ But he was quickly skewered on social media as people reminded him of an interview he gave with Howard Stern in 2004, in which he can be heard telling the talk-show host that he suggested Maples have an abortion, according to tapes leaked to Newsweek from the Howard Stern Show.On Twitter @MsToucanSami wrote: ‘Don’t you remember how DJT joked on Howard Stern about wanting Marla Maples to have an abortion when she was pregnant with Tiffany? Pro-life my rear end.What a hypocrite!’ In the interview Trump said that when Maples told him he asked her: ‘Excuse me?, I didn’t know about this?’ Later when Stern pressed him for more details about his relationship with Melania and asked if he would ‘push her down the stairs’ if the same thing happened in this relationship, he said he wanted Tiffany to be ‘taken care of.’ ‘Honestly I’m glad it happened.I have a great little daughter, Tiffany,’ he can be heard saying in the tapes.’But, you know at the time it was like, “Excuse me, what happened?”And then I said, “Well what are we going to do about this?”‘ Though he doesn’t directly mention abortion in the tapes, it is clear that he thought there was more than one option in dealing with the pregnancy, and that his preferred option would be abortion.After giving his speech on Friday afternoon, a number of people took to Twitter to remind him of the interview – with many calling him a hypocrite.The Republican president’s speech, relayed via video link from the White House Rose Garden to thousands gathered on Washington’s National Mall, highlighted his shift in recent years from a supporter of women’s access to abortion to a powerful opponent.But the president tripped over his tongue at a key moment in his landmark nine-minute speech, complaining about American laws that allow late-term fetuses to be ‘born’ – not ‘torn.’ ‘Right now in a number of states,’ he said, ‘the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month.It is wrong.It has to change.’ ‘As you all know, Roe v.Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world,’ he said, criticizing the 1973 Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman’s right to an abortion at most stages of a pregnancy.Trump said the United States ‘is one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions,’ mentioning China and North Korea.The other countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks are Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore and Vietnam, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, an anti-abortion resear


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