With Cruz and Kasich both out of the presidential race, Trump and whatever monkey pulling strings and levers inside of the orange rind suit that makes him, are left to be the presumptive republican nominee. And since this is now the case, and with Trump’s earlier claims to “be more presidential” he has gone on to back track his back track of one of his most controversial and questionable standpoints on abortion—The idea that “Women should be punished” should they received one.
When asked specifically, “do you think women should be punished should they have an abortion [assuming Trump has banned abortion like he wishes to]” and Donald Trump’s answer (after some prodding and a lot of nonsense) was simply, “There has to be some form of punishment.”
There isn’t a lot more to it. That was the only straight, full, and complete sentence he spoke in the answer. And yet still after back tracking on it once before, he has now gone on to say that what he said was, “was an unbelievable academic answer.”
Unbelieveable? Yes. Academic. Not at all. Heck, it was barely an answer. Seriously, in the town hall Trump actually turned the original question directed to him into a question directed to Chris Matthews on his own Catholic faith. The answer Trump gave couldn’t have been more roundabout if there were cars circling it and a decorative planter in the center.
Donald’s full quote to MSNBC reporter Willie Geist in response to the mass criticism he faced after giving that roundabout answer was:
“He was asking me a theoretical, or just a question in theory, and I talked about it only from that standpoint. Of course not. And that was done, he said, you know, I guess it was theoretically, but he was asking me a rhetorical question, and I gave an answer. And by the way, people thought from an academic standpoint, and asked rhetorically, people said that answer was an unbelievable academic answer. But of course not, and I said that afterwards. Everybody understands that.”
Let’s break that down. Number one: “He was asking me a theoretical, or question in theory.” Of course he was asking a theoretical questions. That’s all that debates are. All the questions are in theory, Trump, you’re barely a theoretical republican nominee yet and you’re the only one running. And just because they ask you only theoretical questions in debates doesn’t give you the right to give fake answers. Otherwise these debates would make a lot more sense if Ted Cruz would only hope to carpet bomb Muslim civilians “in theory”.
Number two: “Of course not.” This one is simple. Because the phrase “Of course not” was never used by Trump in the answer to that question and anyone with a working memory or the internet can easily see that. I’m surprised Trump, who claims to have “the greatest memory” can’t recall that those words never fell out of her weirdly small and always pursed mouth.
Number 3-6: “And that was done,” No it was not. “He said, you know, I guess it was theoretically” …What did he say? What do we know? And you established it was theoretically, why can’t your “perfect memory” recall what you already just said twice one sentence ago?
Number 7: “People said that answer was an unbelievable academic answer. But of course not, and I said that afterwards.” Okay, wait. Now he’s saying that he said “Of course not” after the debate? He just a few sentences ago said that he said “of course not. And that was done.” What happened to that? And who are these people that are saying Trump’s incoherent ramblings are academic? Where are any of the people that Trump is always talking about? How does this man inspire rallies when he can barely inspire his own mind to spit out three sentences without contradicting himself, lying, bragging about his “academics”, and then contradicting himself yet again?
And lastly, number 8: “Everybody understands that.” Well, be can assured, Donald Trump, nobody understands a word that was just said from your chewed-up-orange-eraser-mouth.