Donald Trump appeared for a live town hall from Iowa, where he went on a bizarre rant about ‘baby killing’ and bragged about being the reason Roe v Wade was undone
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Donald Trump made a comment about “young, good-looking children in the audience” during his town hall in Iowa.
The 77 year old was asked about America’s future relationship with NATO by Fox hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, to which he replied: “I want to use a word starting with S but i won’t because I see some young, very good looking children in the audience.” In the same event, Trump launched into a strange rant about ‘baby killing’, accusing Hilary Clinton and other Democrats of being “willing to rip the baby out of the womb in the 9th month.”
He boasted about being the reason Roe v Wade was undone and said, “I’m not a radical.. they’re the radical.. they’ll kill a baby,” referring to Democrats. “In a debate with Hilary Clinton, I said she’s willing to rip the baby out of the womb in the 9th month, and even she winced.”
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“They’re the radicals because they’re willing to kill the baby at eight months, nine months, even after it’s born… you set the baby aside and have a conversation with the mother,” he continued without explaining what practice he was referencing, as no state has allowed late-term abortions except in cases where the mother or fetus is dying.
As he was questioned, he was honest with the woman asking about his stance by saying, “You’ve got to win elections. I have exceptions.. rape.. incest… life of the mother. You have to win elections, or you’ll be back where you were,” Trump continued.
“I don’t know what Ron Desantis really believes… we have great Republicans on this issue, but a lot of them have been decimated on this issue. So we’re going to come up with something people like. You have to go with your heart, but you have to put in there a little bit.. we have to win elections,” he continued in his usual style of talking.
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Former President Donald Trump is such a commanding force in the party that some voters worry the contest that normally transforms Iowa into the centre of the political world may turn out to be something of a snooze.
Given his success, Trump has refused to attend any of the official debates, declaring them beneath him and instead hosting his own private events. Trump’s competitors aren’t giving up on the state, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis focusing his campaign efforts on Iowa, filling it with ads and arranging a busy schedule of events and media appearances.
Meanwhile, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is also campaigning hard in Iowa, increasing her criticism of Trump while preparing for a potentially stronger performance in New Hampshire, where the Jan. 23 primary attracts more independent voters.
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While Trump chats with Fox News, Haley and DeSantis are debating, each hoping to secure the nomination over Trump, who is currently polling extremely high. In recent Iowa polls, Trump has a whopping 50 percent support, far ahead of DeSantis and Haley, who are vying for a distant second place.
Only Haley, DeSantis and Trump qualified for the debate, with candidate Vivek Ramaswamy missing out due to not reaching the necessary 10 percent support from three separate polls, either nationally or in Iowa. Instead, he opted to appear on a podcast with Tim Pool, but he’s still in the race.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a vocal opponent of Trump, announced that he would be dropping out of the race on Wednesday mere hours before the debate began, stating that his polling numbers simply haven’t been strong enough but emphasizing that he is still resolved to find ways to defeat Trump.
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