Trump REFUSES to support Texas abortion ruling, calling it ‘complex and likely TEMPORARY’
- Donald Trump Wouldn’t Say Whether He Supports Supreme Court Ruling Keeping New Texas Law Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected
- “Do you agree with the statement?” Sharyl Attkisson asked in an interview on Saturday
- “Well, I’ll tell you this: We have a Supreme Court that is very different from before,” Trump said, dodging the question
- The full on-camera interview will be broadcast next Sunday, September 12
- Trump also said he thinks the ruling is likely temporary
- “I know the ruling was very complex and probably temporary,” he said
Donald Trump won’t say whether he agrees with the Supreme Court ruling enforcing a new heartbeat law in Texas banning abortion after six weeks — or when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
In his first on-camera interview since his departure, Trump said the ruling is likely to be temporary.
“I know the ruling was very complex and probably temporary,” the former president told Sharyl Attkisson in an interview taped Saturday in Bedminster, New Jersey. “I think other things will happen and that will be the big deal and the big picture.”
The full interview will be broadcast on Full Measure next Sunday, September 12.
When asked if he supported the new ruling, Trump dodged the question — instead taking credit for a string of conservative rulings for his appointment of three Supreme Court justices during his four years in office.
“Both sides seem to agree that this ruling is largely your job based on the Supreme Court choices you’ve made. Do you agree with the statement?’ asked Attkisson.
“Well, I’ll tell you this: we have a Supreme Court that is very different from before, it behaved very strangely. And I think, probably not in the best interest of our country,” Trump said.
About the new law, the former president said, “I’m studying it now.”
Former President Donald Trump would not say in an interview taped on Saturday whether he agrees with the Supreme Court to let a new abortion law in Texas become law
Trump told Full Measure host Sharyl Attkisson (right) the ruling is ‘very complex and probably temporary’
Texas law has drawn much criticism from progressive and pro-choice activists and has been praised by the pro-life community.
Progressive lawmakers last week even proposed a bill limiting Supreme Court justices’ terms in response to the ruling, and the Senate launched an investigation into the most restrictive abortion law yet to be enforced.
Trump’s comments to Attkisson were his first response to the Supreme Court’s decision last week not to prevent new controversial abortion restrictions in Texas from becoming law.
“We’ll see what happens,” the former president said in a clip of the interview. “But we’re sending the verdict and we’re also studying what they did in Texas.”
“But we have great confidence in the governor and the attorney general and the lieutenant governor,” he added. “There are a lot of great people in Texas and we have a lot of fans and a lot of support in Texas.”
Trump gave a preview: “So we’ll be announcing something in the next week or two.”