Full Video Donald Trump MSNBC Town Hall With Chris Matthews…

Here’s the MSNBC Chris Matthews town hall interview with Donald Trump.  Was it controversial?  See for yourself and decide:

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503 Responses to Full Video Donald Trump MSNBC Town Hall With Chris Matthews…

  1. mamadogsite says:

    Why is it all of the blame is put on the women who have abortions? Why is there never any mention of the MEN who impregnate the WOMEN.

    This topic is LAW now, and is a personal, private choice…and Chris Matthews and EVERYONE ELSE using this in a political forum should be ashamed of themselves. How about discussing some REAL issues…? I am more concerned about terrorism than abortion. EVERY candidate should just refuse to answer ANY questions regarding abortion. Period.

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    • seventhndr says:

      Men who impregnate women, women who get impregnated by men… You can spin it either way. At the end of the day, short of rape, its two people consenting to the possibility of creating life and they both should be held responsible for the outcome, whatever it is.

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    • Paula says:

      Men aren’t responsible for abortions. They get no say in it. It’s the woman who is given “the right”. There are laws that protect the child by forcing the father to pay for the baby if he is a lowlife.

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      • mamadogsite says:

        I beg to differ..many women are forced to abort because the men do not want any responsibility….and I can almost bet you, well over 50% of the single mothers are not receiving any support from the baby daddy…most will not even name the father of the baby to protect him, or maybe because they don’t even know who the father is. All I am saying is this is a MEN and WOMEN issue and shouldn’t become a POLITICAL issue.

        I worked in a domestic violence shelter…..the stories are terrible. These women are scared…damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Yes, there are a few who abuse the availability of abortions, but many have no choice. Until we have walked in their shoes….I chose to be a better person and not condem.

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        • thegoldman says:

          Woman are forced ? ? ?

          Ever hear no-Hokey Pokey..

          Until you put a ring on it…

          Why buy a cow when the milk is free…

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            forced? maybe, here and there.
            But the main term is “coerced.” A great portion of women getting abortions feel coerced into the abortion.

            –But this depends on the politics of the person doing the survey. In the realm where abortion is fine, surveys ask women for their reasons for abortion, and either take the response the woman gives, or give the women a checklist. This style of asking can thus sidestep whether the woman feels coerced – a coerced woman will see the “I am not ready” or “My relationship is not strong enough” question, and will choose that – if the coerced woman ends up in the study sample, to begin with.

            Other studies ask about the degree that they were coerced. This is simply more appropriate to answer the question about degree of coercion.

            Coercion by the medical system detecting Down Syndrome, knowing full well they will test at that point but rarely informing the woman at the beginning of prenatal care, thus setting up the time-press:
            http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/03/3008/

            Many sex-selection abortions are coerced:
            http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/284988/sex-selective-abortions-come-home-steven-w-mosher

            –So, a “forced” abortion may be extremely rare in the U.S. (China, regularly); sorry that we use that word when we mean “coerced.”

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        • cjzak says:

          How about Jane and Joe stop being lazy and use readily available Birth Control and not abortions to prevent unwanted pregnancies?

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          • Linda says:

            Absolutely! Birth control pills are really cheap. And condoms are available everywhere. And if I’m not mistaken, you can go into any pharmacy and buy day after pills if you didn’t protect yourself. I find it really incredible that women would instead want to subject themselves to an abortion than simply using birth control in the first place.

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        • Paula says:

          This isn’t China. We don’t have forced abortions here. Women can always choose adoption.

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          • TexasSteve says:

            Not forced by law, no. You might see a few cases where she goes in to PP crying every step while being pushed along or held by the arm, though. I would bet more than half of women who had one say that they were pressured to do it.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            Paula – correct – people are loosely using the word “forced” in a legitimate but casual and inaccurate way. We should retrain ourselves to say “coerced,” or “pressured.”

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        • joshua says:

          last I heard, except for violence and abuse, sexual relations resulting in a child actually require the actions of BOTH parties to the sex act. If women are EQUALS to men in all rights, etc, then they are equal in responsibilities. It is their vagina that has to receive a sperm….and unless the sperm is permitted entrance by the woman, the man is not going to make a woman pregnant….and if the woman does not consider the consequence and affordability and responsibilities of making a baby, then they are NOT EQUAL to any ADULT in mental or emotional or behavioral decisions.

          If the males making these unwanted children are CRIMINALS…then all aborted babies should have a requirement to identify the paternity, and the guy should be fined a lot of money, and put into prison, and any future assets become part of the healthcare cost of citizens…..otherwise, abortions are merely a social accommodation for illegal sexual activities and wanton irresponsible parenting…..I don’t care about skin color, education, financial ability, education, or being raised by a single mother…..if there is no man, then the mother needs to be help responsible…and no welfare money for enabling random impregnation of women.

          This is merely taxpayer funding of wanton sex acts….not of making BABIES.

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        • pawatcher says:

          Just one thing wrong with your compassion, you left out the life that is being snuffed out, the murder of a true innocent in the drama of life. The baby hasn’t got a chance to survive, even in late term abortions they still kill the baby if if somehow survives the forced delivery.
          Don’t forget the abortionist a lot of times coerces the women and society coerces in favor of abortion as a right of the mother.
          In the 60’s abortion becoming legal was going to save the earth from over population- and give women their bodies back.
          Trump was correct, if abortion becomes illegal with the overturn of Roe vs Wade- then punishment is the only outcome for breaking the law. For pro life people that’s not what a lot of them want.

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        • Mr. Lucky says:

          You are correct. Many women are pressured to have abortions, by their partners. The pressure can be subtle or violent, but it happens frequently.

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    • Guybee says:

      I thought Trump handled it great. Turned it back on Matthews who is a weasel.

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    • trcudmore says:

      my body my choice if that is the case then you are responsible for your actions. you must have allowed your self to get pregnant. if you now chose to abort (body/choice) then you also need to own up to it….and if there is criticism that’s on you. YOU OWN YOUR CHOICES

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    • The blame is put on women because that is necessary for the “my body my choice” meme. The goal was to destroy the long held notion that conception was properly placed within the confines of marriage, and not within the confines of a bar on Friday night after a few drinks.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Why are not more women using protection when they freely having sex.
      Too many women are using abortions as a birth control, which really irks the H3LL out of me.

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      • Zzschnops says:

        Both chose to have sex unless it was rape. Otherwise, yes, it is both parties fault.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Kin – this is a real paradox for us liberals. If we choose to examine it.
        But we don’t.
        We get our marching orders to get apoplectic whenever free BC and free abortion are threatened.

        Part of our “progressive” utopia is that women should no longer be “oppressed.” School can teach each female to have the self esteem, knowledge and skills to say whether she wants to get involved in sex, and when, and with what BC. –Please don’t make us examine our massive failure on this.

        The Progressives do want us all to have unwanted pregnancies and to have STDs – then we are all in the gutter together, and we are all dependent on the govt, and we all have our shame steering us away from our religions.

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        • kinthenorthwest says:

          The sexual freedom of today I will say I do not condone but that is me.
          However there are to many different types of BC out there. For the women that have that once in a life time mistake as some might want to call it, I can handle that a little bit. But the women who have abortions 2, 3, 4 times a year. NO way Either put your knees together more often, or get your tubes tied. .

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    • Trump and only Trump says:

      “They” don’t want us to think about terrorism. Now they are trotting out the usual side show of social issues to distract.

      Dear Media, nothing you say will make us leave Trump, but it will make us leave you!

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Is it blame or responsibility that is being placed on the woman? Responsibility for fathering a child used to be placed squarely on the man’s shoulders. If he “got” someone pregnant he was responsible for the mother and the child – physically and financially. I think it is a cultural shift that has changed it from being the responsibility of the man to the responsibility of the woman when a pregnancy occurs.

      Now, woman are independent and they become pregnant it is seen as their responsibility. So, if someone sees aborting the baby as murder then the responsibility for that negative action is “blame”. No one else makes the final decision for that action other than the mother so where else would the responsibility/blame be placed?

      I think that the blame/responsibility should rest heavily on any father who “supports” (and many actually push) the decision to abort a child as so often the reasons for termination of a pregnancy are financial and lack of support/help with raising the child. But it can not (outside of coercion) be legally placed on the father as it is, legally, the choice of the woman to have that done to the fetus inside of her.

      Legally, the abortion is only the choice of the woman and so the consequences if it became illegal would be only on the party choosing to do the illegal action.
      Could anyone, including the father, who knowing helps a woman obtain an illegal abortion be held responsible as an accessory to a crime? Depending on how the laws are written but I would assume yes they could just as people are now held responsible for transporting/aiding minors across state lines without parental notification for abortions.

      If a father has prior knowledge the mother of their child plans to kill a day old infant then he is legally responsible. So, stands to reason that he could be legally responsible if he has prior knowledge that the mother plans to obtain an illegal abortion or helps her to commit the act. All theoretical right now as it abortion is not illegal in most cases in most states. America has more liberal abortion laws than Europe at this point in time although other countries do offer more federal funding than the US (see below link). So all theory at this point in time.

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/when-is-a-ban-on-abortions-extreme/article/739202

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    • Charlie says:

      Because men have no say in the matter whatsoever.

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    • YvonneMarie says:

      This is a moral issue.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      I don’t think men should be let off the hook either! It takes two to tango. Either do the right thing and marry the woman, or take the child as your own, or support the child and leave it with Mom (and possibly relinquish parental rights if you’re pitch a fit about having to do that as it shows you have a bad heart towards your own progeny and shouldn’t be around them).
      Of course, this means that the man has a say and choice in how the this plays out, which is probably how it should be as — takes two to tango.
      Maybe think twice about whipping it out and reconsider the consequences of one’s actions!

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      • Jenny R. says:

        In a way, this infantilizes and emasculates men, and is also incredibly judgmental: men are not emotionally mature enough to engage in coitus in a responsible and loyal manner and thus can’t be held responsible for impregnating any and every woman that crosses their path.
        Just like women are too infantile to handle responsibility for their choice to abort.
        It’s ridiculous! Do we want to be thought of as children who have to be nannied constantly or do we want to be seen as adults who can handle the consequences of our actions in a responsible fashion?

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  2. dondeg says:

    Ala Sundance’s suggestion to read everything before posting, no one discussed this so I will bring it up because it really struck me and I’ve been thinking a lot about it. At the end of the abortion thing, the issue of the woman’s responsibility came up. Trump said the women are responsible. MotoMouth asked, what about the men?

    Trump’s reply was extremely thought provoking. He is very clear that abortion is okay when rape is involved. If it is not rape, then, by definition, it is a consenting act on the part of the woman. Trump is correct. Under those circumstances, the woman is fully responsible for “letting in” the baby maker thing. Whose baby maker thing is, essentially, irrelevant.

    Maybe this is less an issue to many here. But I am a former liberal and simply never thought of it this way. It is a deep aspect because it gets to the whole feminism thing. If a woman has a “right” to kill a soul in the womb, she also has a responsibility to not get in that situation in the first place if she doesn’t want a child. You could see it took Trump a second to formulate his answer, and I think he nailed it, like he always does.

    Women can’t have their cake and eat it too. It’s a new insight for me. Like I said, maybe for many here not so much, but I was damn impressed.

    Also, his mini debate with motoMouth about the role of Christianity was informative. CM kept pushing it back to the Church having moral, but not legal, authority. But what’s the point? If you don’t allow the morals to guide the laws, then the morals are totally useless.

    There is a reason Christianity (specifically Protestantism) gave rise to the greatest technological and military power the world has ever seen (e.g. us, the USA). (read Max Weber’s book on Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic to get details) The little Trump/CM debate revealed how ahistorical and empty is the left’s position on these issues.

    The left has turned into nothing more than mental disease. It truly has become a zombie war and they’re the zombies.

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    • WSB says:

      I completely with you. Some of us on another post have written about your same arguements. Pastor Jefress was on Lou Dobbs last night and basically said that women are also complicit in abortions, yet as a society, we choose not to prosecute them for it.

      We also may question in this day and age, why do we choose to accept both abortion and birth control, when other than for the big three reasons, 97% of all abortions are by choice? As always, very thought provoking from Donald Trump.

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    • Esperanza says:

      I agree so much with what you’re saying. But I also agree with what Trump seemed to be hinting at, legality is one thing, morality is another. I also think men need to be taught that either you wear a condom, or keep it in your trousers. Bringing a child into the world outside of a loving relationship is not good. I have a friend who got a one night stand pregnant, and has had to fight to have access to his daughter. Because he’s a handsome black man, the woman with a rich Daddy basically treated him like a stud. It’s been horrendous and basically wrecked his life between the ages of about 25 and 30.

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      • I accept Trump’s argument. Morality has a lot to do with law, if a law is anti-moral it is a bad law.

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      • Notsotjoreau says:

        No, men just need to be told that they will be held financially responsible for that one night stand for 18 years. Family courts are stacked against the men. That’s the motivation needed for men to take more responsibility for contraception

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  3. Pam says:

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    • darcy says:

      The permissive society, ala Dr. Benjamin Spock, prefers not to have consequences for transgressions of rules and laws; seems to me this mindset also governs the amnesty issue. It is intended to destroy the existing social order, most particularly the family. Sad, sorry, lost, lonely, and confused people — hurting themselves and others.

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    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      ‘Cause I’m Mr. Constitution Cruz and I say so. Any other question????

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Someone needs to ask Ted Cruz what the difference is between enforcing border laws (as he supposedly is touting now – thus stopping illegal immigration, and enforcing the laws IF abortion, or gestation limitations for an abortion are violated.

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  5. Jan Sanne says:

    I don’t think he needed to waste his time on msnbc as so few people watch it. He also knows the media lie and twist things but I guess he had a reason. He needs to be in Wisc as there are many people who want to see him. I don’t see many events listed for him though, so I don’t understand the plan.

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    • LaVoone says:

      That event was in Wisconsin with an audience.It was also on NBC affiliates. Those in the audience did not have a problem. When they talk to other people in Wisconsin they can set the record straight. Also there were many more issues discussed in the interview.

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  6. Paula says:

    I thought he did great. The audience were extremely polite. And they were laughing at his jokes. Matthews was Matthews. It takes guts to do an interview w/ Chris. No other candidate would have the nerve to do it.

    His punishment of women was nothing. He was answering a hypothetical question. Big deal. At least he answers questions.

    All in all, it was a good interview and I think he gained supporters by doing his show. The people screeching the loudest are already against him.

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  8. YvonneMarie says:

    Heard that Trump is stumping all over WI now. Hope this is a fact. Cause Media complex will destroy him like they destroy all Truth. Some of them don’t even mean it. But that is what is is, in the Media Complex today.

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  10. Michelle says:

    The media likes to jump on things like the abortion comment as examples of Trump disrespecting women. It’s actually the opposite. He obviously thinks women are strong enough and special enough that they can handle being treated and spoken to as equals. It’s the person filtering it in the anti woman way that has the issues, not him.

    My mother is Asian and every time someone criticizes her she thinks it’s racism. Not once does it ever occur to her that she’s in the wrong, which she usually is. But she shouldn’t get a pass on these things just because she’s Asian.

    I’m a woman and I haven’t found one single thing he has said as being anti woman. They are more realistic and honest than anything else and they actually inspire me to recognize my strength and remind me to take responsibility for my actions.

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    • Paula says:

      Excellent post! And great points!

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    • Esperanza says:

      As an 80s woman, I recognize Trump completely. We wanted equality, we said we could hack it, we didn’t want to be treated like delicate flowers. He hired a woman to build Trump tower at a time that was unheard of. He treats women as equals. Look at some 80s films, we kicked ass, well we tried anyway lol. We didn’t collapse in a heap because somebody grabbed our arm.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        The irony about Ms. Fields, is the idea that she thought it was okay to physically pursue Mr. Trump aggressively (her excuse being that she was just doing her job as a reporter) and actually touch him twice, but not okay for one of his protectionists to do their job in that they were protecting Trump from being touched and in his face.

        The Lefties want it all their own way. What’s fine for them, is not fine for us – Huma shoving that lady to keep her from Hillary, was fine, but a reporter getting to aggressive with Trump – that’s acceptable.

        Just look at the guy the Secret Service hustled off the stage who tried to get to him when he was speaking in Arizona. Something else to consider with the malignant media is exactly Who is calling themselves a reporter or journalist these days.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I bet Mr. Trump has many women supporting him (including myself-very personally socially conservative) who understand that he actually values our strengths, our differences from men, and our femininity. The “women” who have tried to destroy the very definition of womanhood and femininity are actually “weak” sisters. IMHO.

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  11. ZZZ says:

    When I heard ‘Shiver-Down-My-Leg’ Matthews call the Mexico border wall the Berlin wall I turned it off.

    Trump should stay away from these sold-out trouble makers.

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    • cjzak says:

      Maybe he should, but I for one like his fearlessness in going right at the ones who want to do him in and face them down in person.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        The other Republican candidates who too cowardly to go into the malignant media’s den. Not only that, in this case, open primary in Wisconsin, it’s helpful because there are more folks to get his message out to.

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    • joshua says:

      Would only be a “Berlin Wall” if Mexico built it, and totally closed their own border to prevent any Mexicans from LEAVING MEXICO and “escaping” to the USA….otherwise, the Mathews comparison is stupid.

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    • ah ha ha 🙂 ZZZ, you lasted longer than me. I turned it off after the Michelle Fields trap question. “Mexico borer wall = Berlin Wall?” Thanks for letting me know what I “missed.” THANK GOD!

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    • He should invite them always into his spaces for the interviews, plane, helicopter, limo, pen house, hotel lobby, let the interviewer get intimidated not Trump.

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    • swissik says:

      Agreed. I simply don’t understand why he goes on shows with snakes like Matthews or Stefanopulous for example. Unless Trump learns to slap down such interviewers as the latter. I wonder who advises him? Abortion has no place in politics to begin with. If I were to be asked the kind of question the snake asked, my answer would be: abortion is legal and I am pro life. After that ignore any further prodding with gotcha questions.

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  12. kinthenorthwest says:

    Maybe some might not like Trump’s initial answer to the abortion question, but if one breaks the law they should be punished.
    To me abortion is murder, for it is is a life. Tired of too many people using abortion for their birth control.

    This is life.

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    • flova says:

      This nails it. Thank you. Trump may not fully understand why his answer is so thought-provoking and powerful, but when you look at the mass murder committed under the banner of pro-choice, his the law of consequences response was dead on.As dead on as the 60 million unborn babies killed by none other than their own mothers.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        What gets me is the number of Blacks that murder their child everyday. I was absolutely shocked
        “Strange that for a Racial Group that says “black lives matter” why do Blacks kill/murder over 1/2 a million Blacks every year? Blacks abort over 1400 Black lives every day, which is over 1/2 a million a year. In fact Blacks abort more black lives every month than murders in America in 5 years or more.”

        DON’T try and tell me Black Live Matter.

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    • Michael Boyd says:

      Amen! These are human beings we’re talking about!

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    • chrystalia99 says:

      Everyone needs to see this. But Kin, I really wish you had put a trigger warning. I have held a child at 16.5 weeks in my hand, as he died. Not a day goes by when I don’t remember that child….

      Everyone needs to pass this picture around, along with this movie:

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/life-greatest-miracle.html

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Sorry about no trigger warning… I was given a similar picture many years ago and I was like permanent 😮 😮 for days.
        That is life, one of the greatest miracle we have here on earth.
        That is one my favorite movies.

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        • chrystalia99 says:

          I am in general a trigger free person. I only have three, technically, that I really don’t handle well–any type of dental surgery, eye surgery, and that one.

          My other half teases me about it, because I really love watching surgeries–any surgeries. Every time the library gets new DVDs from med schools, I check them out and he disappears while they’re on.

          But the first time I checked out a DVD of dental implants–nope. No way.

          Then I thought about getting LASIK, but when I saw the procedure, yikes….

          I spread the link to that movie everywhere I go, because it is so very amazing. The first one from ’82 was amazing as well–so wonderful to watch.

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          • kinthenorthwest says:

            Cataracts are neat and I can now see.

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            • chrystalia99 says:

              If I needed eye surgery, I’d want them to seriously dope me up; I decided against LASIK and kept my bifocals ;-). I don’t know why I can’t watch eye surgeries or dental surgery, there’s just something so yuck about it.

              Which is funny, because they are much less gory than some other surgeries. they’re a lot “cleaner”.

              Hip replacements, brain surgery, spinal, lung, organ transplant, no problem.

              Heck, I even insisted on getting an epidural and being awake to watch my own ACL surgery on my knee LOL. Sadly, the relaxant they gave me wiped my short term memory, but I got a copy of the DVD from the doc, so I can watch it.

              It’s quite funny, since he and I were having a great time talking and joking around, and I don’t remember a danged thing….We still laugh about that.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      A friend of mine just miscarried at 19 wks. She and hubby are devastated as one would expect. A precious life was lost. I sent them a sympathy card. May God give them strength.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        You never can forget them.
        I have a few friends that have had abortions, and ti haunts everyone of them to this day. Each of them still remember the month & year they had the abortion, along with the month & year the child would have been born. Each of them also say they will often look at someone on the street thinking that their child would have been that age.
        All of these abortions were over 20 years ago.

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  13. Bert Darrell says:

    Having been quite busy yesterday (3/30) I couldn’t watch the Trump interview with Chris Matthews. But I did today (3/31), thanks to TCTH. Chris can be (and usually is) a nasty interviewer because he likes to ask questions and interrupt afterwards to make you lose your footing while you are answering. But Trump handled him quite well, including the insistent pressure on answering what punishment would apply to individuals who undergo an abortion if a ban were in place. Trump insisted that some punishment was in order but refused to say what it would be and to whom it would apply. That was clearly and insistently repeated despite some considerable pushing by Matthews .

    Punishment(s) for law violations in the case of highly sensitive issues is best decided in consultation with (hopefully) Congress AND specialists knowledgeable about the issue (different viewpoints always desirable). If Trump had given some specifics on punishment right there and then I would have been very surprised. But he didn’t. Any assertion by anyone that he said that he would punish women for having an abortion would be a total lie based on some loose words that were not a part of his answer. Such assertion would have to be considered as a dishonest distortion of what Trump actually said and how he said it. In fact, he kept repeating that he had not decided on any form of punishment and fending off Matthews abusive pushing. Later on, Trump released a tweet stating that it was not his view that women should punished for an abortion. Thus, those who, like LCC Cruz , stated that Trump was backtracking or had not thought about the issue were just lying for political gain (e.g., Cruz) or distorting Trump’s words for political effect (lofos, incurable liberals, and some Wisconsin politicians). That is my take on this particular aspect. Otherwise, I thought Trump’s interview went very well.

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  14. My concern over those who claim its murder also seem to think its ok to murder an adult for other reasons that are allowed by law. Logical it is not in the long run.

    I am a man, and have faced this situation. I asked for her to carry it to term and I would take the child even at the cost of us splitting up. She did not wish to carry. I looked at it as her choice, and if it is murder, then let Creator sort it out, just like the actions in war.

    Why so many men from wars have such a hard Time with the actions they performed under command.

    This planet is a cycle of death and birth. We murder to eat, we set up factories for it with no honor and that is fine with you there. Love that juicy steaks we do.

    WE are no longer in the Times when children were actually looked upon as PROPERTY and the parents could do what they would with them. Beat, do horrible things, and other people would look away and say, Its their children.

    Children were necessary for the family to survive. More children more hands available to farm, work, etc. to help with expenses. Look around that is not so today. Look how the “children’ live. Phones when they can talk, all the material things an adult has with no work, no skills learned to earn them.
    I believe Creator created all of us to learn, to make choices and be responsible on this side and the other if necessary to face right and wrong of those consequences.

    Society sets those bounds on this side. And ignorance is not an excuse is it. A moral person knows right from wrong in their heart. How you felt when you made your first kill for fish, fowl, meat. And the realization that life was not all cherries and cream.

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    • cjzak says:

      Then use birth control to stop having children. Pretty simple.

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    • kallibella says:

      There is no admonition in the Bible against hunting for food.

      Hunting an animal for food is not the same as murder.

      Human life is created in the image and likeness of God the Creator. Animals have not been created to bear the image and likeness of God in them. Though to be sure, all of creation bespeaks of God’s power and sovereignty, still animals don’t rise to the distinction God Himself gave Adam [man] when He created the human race.

      To murder and to kill are not synonyms.

      A person may be in a situation where he/she fears for his/her life, as when being attacked with deadly force, and the would-be victim may have the option to defend himself/herself with equal force. If self defense ends in the taking of the assailant’s life, that is not murder.

      What the assailant intended to do to the would-be victim if he succeeds is murder. He premeditated to murder you for whatever reason he had.

      The Bible is clear about that. The Bible does not advocate for pacifism.

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      • darcy says:

        It is intellectually dishonest to conflate the killing of innocent life in the womb with the killing of combatants in war, for self-defense, or for the proper and legal penalty for capital crimes.

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      • “To murder and to kill are not synonyms.” TRUE. Likewise hunting for food vs. hunting for sport are not synonymous. Scripture: Genesis 49:6 “For in their anger they murdered men, and they crippled oxen just for sport.” King James was an avid hunter so we should not be surprised that his translators would mistranslate “they crippled oxen for sport” (עָקַר `aqar (“they lamed”); שׁוֹר showr (“oxen”) as “digging down walls.” If the bible equates murder with laming an animal for sport, we can also conclude killing them for sport is also murder.

        God gives us animals for food, but we are not permitted to kill them as we please. The bible is very clear on the correct way an animal is to be killed for food and scientifically it has been proven there sound are reasons for it. There isn’t any way that hunting by gun is covered in the bible. As far as hanging them on hooks and conveyor belts in factories is against God and unbiblical and we shall surely reap the reward in our physical bodies in the form of cancer, parasites, and much more.

        A common word in American society used by hunters to describe hunting animals for food or sport is “harvesting.” Another PC oxymoron word. We are not to “harvest” bears or “harvest” animals for food, they are not grain or produce but living beings. The New Testament says we are not to eat the meat of strangled animals, consume blood nor eat animals killed by wild animals. Scientifically we know today the reasons why that is.

        In any case killing and murder are different things and the method of the killing and treatment of the animal that determines which is which.

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        • swissik says:

          Today we harvest females’ eggs for future use and we harvest human organs for future use. Hunting animals for food is not the same as hunting for trophies, such as the infamous dentist who shot Cecil the lion.

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        • Mr. Lucky says:

          That is why I only buy meat that is certified: “Humanely raised and processed.”

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    • Ma'iingankwe says:

      My people and I give a last meal to the animals we hunt, we will find the food they forage, say a prayer from our heart and leave a gift of tobacco. The very first deer we take we have two choices. The first is to give all the meat to our Elder(s), our second choice is to give all to our community. All of us hunters know and understand the taking of a life to substain our own life and its importance. I’m talking of the hunters who were brought up in the Traditional Ways.
      We see the animal as voluntarily giving up its life force to sustain us. That is pretty powerful. So we give the animal its last meal in respect and honor of giving us its life.
      We take life very seriously, all life.
      Be well,
      Ma’iingankwe

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      • Absolutely beautiful! Traditions rooted back to God. All people close to the heart of God instinctively know to treat all life, especially animals with care and respect. I pray over each animal I eat and give thanks to it and to God for yielding up its life to sustain us and me personally. They have even found scientifically that abusing, terrorizing an animal before killing it releases toxins in the animal’s blood therefore rendering the meat unhealthy. I agree with your people’s way. You’d think that other people would consider that treating the animal well and feeding it well before death would make the meat better as well, and therefore more better for human health and consumption too.

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        • Ma'iingankwe says:

          Thank you for your kind reply, however, I believe I need to clarify one of my points so you are not misinformed. I will try and do it by showing you the utmost respect. Please do not think I’m berating you in any way.

          The animal we give their last meal to is symbolic, they have already crossed over (they’re no longer alive).
          No ethical hunter would ever want an animal to suffer, and I believe that would be the case after we shot it with a caliber or arrow, and it was still breathing to give its last meal. The last meal we give is in a symbolic nature and ensuring they know of our thanks. It is one of our last gifts for them. We believe if someone gives us a gift we should reciprocate. It is the same with the animal and it’s giving up their life force for to sustain us and our families. We are honoring the animal, and one of those ways is to give it its last meal. The animal has already passed and is not in any pain. A good hunter wants what is called “a clean shot”. It ensures that life is taken quickly and with the least amount if any pain. It is the pride of a good hunter knowing they did its best to respect the animal and not causing any undue stress.

          I am sickened by the idea of people harassing an animal and then taking its life force. It literally makes my stomach unwell. I am proud of the animal releasing negative toxins to their meat. Good for them. Justice is served. To take an animals life that way goes against most of us hunters from all walks of life.
          Again, thank you for your kind words. Be well and stay strong,
          Ma’iingankwe

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    • You have no say. Yet must pay.

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  15. kinthenorthwest says:

    Walking back the charges

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    • sunnydaysall says:

      The biggest defense for Cory I see is from Trump’s overhead video! He is coming through and he is facing her but as he passes he never looks at her! He is always looking ahead as to keep Trump moving ahead. I do not believe he even knew it was her because he did not look directly at her as he passed… He was doing his job and she was where she had no business being, especially after being warned twice by the SS to move away. If she is looking for any kind of settlement she can hang that up! That is definitely not Trump’s way of dealing with con artists. He will run the gauntlet and expose them for what they really are!

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      • joshua says:

        What would the media, liberal, Cruz, Kasick, Hilliary, and Obama comment be if this female reporter were replaced in the scenario with this image?

        Would the law still stand about touching, or would there be some prejudice against the man because he was not a white female attempting to touch and reach at a US Presidential Candidate under SS protection at the time, fully armed and ready to protect the safety and life of the Candidate?

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      • Ma'iingankwe says:

        I agree with everything you said except that it was his job to keep people away from Trump. It is the job of the secret service, not the campaign manager. However, I do believe there was absolutely no malice and he was just trying to help. Should he have been helping? No. Would anyone have ever guessed something like this would’ve happened? No. I really believe he was framed by Fields and W. Post reporter. I think it was all set up beforehand, and it’s the reason she kept grabbing at Trump. She knew it was not allowed, and kept trying to get a negative reaction. She did not properly think it through though, and that shows her level of intelligence.
        I really hope she gets the book thrown at her for wasting the courts time. There are more important issues that need to be taken care of through the courts systems, not her and her false accusations.
        I think it is with malice on her part in order to destroy an innocent man’s life. In addition, she did the exact same thing against a police officer at the Occupy Movement in NY. I so hope they bring this into court as well. May she never get a decent job ever again as a reporter. I know, wishful thinking.

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        • He was with Trump before the SS became involved. And you don’t know the relationship he has with Trump, if Trump okays it, and Cory is okay with it, you should be okay with it. I liked your other statement but this one you presume and are off base.

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        • Touching someone is not against the law. When I see anyone or anything coming in harms way it is INSTINCTIVE for me to move or push the oncoming threat away. This is not against the law and a person doesn’t have to be a paid agent to protect. No harm was done and her “bruises” are most questionable, even the coloring of them and the positioning and direction of the finger marks show they are self-inflicted. In any case, I personally bruise so easily myself that even bumping my arm into my own HAND has caused me bruises. But my bruises are dark purple, not light tan colored.

          The media gets these hookers who know how to “roll Johns.” It’s what they do. They just changed addresses and do it to politicians instead. Washington has its own source of escort girls and hookers to do their bidding. Money, fame, attention are the baits for women like that. Just like putting out watermelon on the ground, the ants will come.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        With her long list most judges will see the list and toss it,.

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  16. kallibella says:

    This is perhaps the worst of all interviews of Trump. This is not a statement of fact against Trump, but rather against Chris Matthews! Matthews is the worst interviewer there is.

    Trump couldn’t answer fully because of the constant rude interruptions and interjections and mocking from Matthews. It was a very hostile situation.

    I thought Trump handled himself well under the negative circumstances.

    The presupposition that if one is pro-life that that immediately means “banning” abortion is so ludicrous and asinine. The law is what it is and women who want to have an abortion have it.

    I would prefer that women not have abortions and would prefer that the right to “life” be recognized for the unborn, who currently have no voice and are not treated “equally under the law.”

    But when it is convenient, as when a pregnant woman is murdered the unborn is counted a the other victim and the murderer faces a more severe punishment.

    Why does it count there and not when the mother/parents for reasons other than life threatening summarily murder the unborn?

    The pro abort argument is illogical to me.

    But Trump never said he would ban abortion. That was Matthews’ point of view; he put his own words in Trump’s mouth. IF abortion became illegal, wouldn’t the argument naturally flow toward some type of legal/criminal consequences since a law was broken, as it does currently with any law that is broken?

    [[[There is nothing written anywhere, in our Constitution or anywhere, that gives women the “right” to murder their unborn children based solely and exclusively on the fact that the woman is the expectant mother.

    Being a “expectant mother” is the only mitigating or determining factor for the taking of the life of an unborn baby. If the assailant is male, even the father of the unborn, he is culpable. If the assailant is female and not the mother, then she is culpable, but it the assailant is the mother of the unborn, then she is within her “right.” Illogical. Barbaric. Evil.]]]

    End of rant! 🙂

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  17. Peter says:

    We are suckers to let abortion defeat us.

    Do that – and we get what we deserve.

    This is a wedge issue. Move on – the president has no power except to say let’s be for life, anyway.

    The only way to argue abortion is the law – I don’t want no freakin more lawyers are president , they fubare everything.

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    • kallibella says:

      I agree. Abortion should not be a presidential race issue at all.

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    • Charlie says:

      As the old saying goes if the Soviet Union had two communists parties that agreed on everything except abortion, instead of one communist party they would have never fallen.

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    • It’s one fiery arrow after another. Best thing for fiery arrows is a SHIELD, let them buonce off and fall to the ground. Instead everyone is being distracted by them and letting them start little fires everywhere. But the biggest problem is the MEDIA and those that FUND the media. The false reality it creates and everyone including Trump is caught up in it. A dried up muddy water hole and anyone who gets in it gets muddy.

      Amazing, we avoid politicians who are funded by special interests, donors, lobbyists that don’t have America’s best interest; but see no problem in FUNDING THE TABLOID NEWS MEDIA. Keep doing that and we get what we pay for, and thus what we deserve.

      The American people have willingly given over their power to THE TABLOID NEWS MEDIA, which is now the long arm of the government of which it serves. Lies brought to you straight out of HELL.

      Isn’t there a way for people to have cable TV without funding the tabloid news media? Seek and ye shall find!

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  18. Daz says:

    My view is abortion should be outlawed. Currently I’m pregnant and abortion is a terrible “right” and should be outlawed. If men and women want to screw around. Then they should be required by law to use protection or raise the child. The baby shouldn’t be forced to die because a woman can’t keep her legs closed.

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    • kallibella says:

      I think abortion is the most barbaric of practices. Long time ago I looked at the statistics about abortion in this country, and was shocked to find that approximately 98% of all abortions are done for convenience to the mother. A tiny fraction of 1 percentage point accounted for abortions performed as a result of incest/rape/abuse or danger to the mother’s life.

      What these statistics said to me was that abortions have become a “birth control” mechanism and not a rare procedure performed for rare circumstances. We in the civilized world boast about our advancements in various areas, yet we murder our young. Are we really civilized?

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    • Charlie says:

      I think abortion is heinous, and disgusting – I utterly abhor the very concept. However i’m very strongly against outlawing it, as doing so would have far worse consequences. Abortion is a necessary evil, in this case I agree with liberals just for the “wrong” reasons.

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  19. kali bella just to be specific, there is no where in the Constitution that makes the assertion that a fetus is a chlld and has a right to life.

    This is where the real debate lies. And it is currently being worked out in society. And it will never end unless one can prove the fetus is capable of thought. I know, there are this and that videos and claims of this from sources. Its not science. Science is the issue in the debate over chlld and fetus imo.

    Since this is not decided, it then reverts imo to the position who has control over their own body.

    However Chris Matthews and Whiffleball I quite watching so long ago I can’t recall, as most of the news orgs, and starting my own investigations. I only need a capture or transcript to combat, I don’t feed the troll networks with my money. They can’t do what they are doing without your assistance.

    I used to work in that field a little as many others related to it as my career, which I still do, however its now down to feeding you bread and circuses, which really you need is my excuse 🙂

    Don’t feed the trolls here, Don’t feed the national news orgs. If you do, you are partially responsible for their existence and platforms. They count on your anger or love of their views, Their is no bad publicity in that business, its all about the benjamins and ways to direct the masses.

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    • kallibella says:

      “*This is where the real debate lies. And it is currently being worked out in society. And it will never end unless one can prove the fetus is capable of thought. I know, there are this and that videos and claims of this from sources. Its not science. Science is the issue in the debate over chlld and fetus imo.

      Since this is not decided, it then reverts imo to the position who has control over their own body.*”

      I agree that the issue of abortion is a social issue with many dimensions. I personally feel that the States should have the right to legislate it within their state’s boundaries. It’s a State’s issue and should not a Federal issue. Hence, I think it would take out of the realm of Presidential politics.

      The “capability of [having] thought” or the capability of reason, of mental faculties is not a criteria for declaring someone not being a person or not human life. There are many individuals that have diminished mental faculties or that are mentally incapacitated to formulate a cohesive thought/ideas, and those factors alone don’t make him/her not be a person.

      The only outcome out of human pregnancy coming to full term is a human being. Nothing else can come of it. The splitting of the hair argument of whether a life is a life depending on where it is situated at a particular moment, e. i. in the womb or outside the womb, is due to one of the original reasons given to advance abortions: that what was growing inside was just a bunch of cells and not a human being.

      But with the advance of technology we can all see that very early on the developing fetus has a heartbeat.

      Incidentally, if the woman has appendicitis and requires surgery, she should have it. It’s her own body.

      If the woman has a lump in her breast, she should have it removed if her doctor says it is the best thing to do. It’s her own body.

      If she has a broken bone and requires surgery to add a prosthesis, she should have it.
      All things related to her body fall under her purview and she has as much right to do with her body as any man. It’s her body.

      But the developing fetus is NOT her body. By definition, she has her own heart, her own lungs, her own stomach, all her own organs and functions on her own.

      The developing baby has from very early on his/her own systems: heart, brain and so forth, which means he/she is not sharing his/her own organs with the mother. The most obvious evidence of this is in the case of premature babies who survive outside the mother’s womb all on their own [albeit with the help of some machines, in which case doesn’t qualify them as less than any other human, because in the course of medical intervention, patients receive the benefit of palliative intervention/procedures]. One can readily see that a premature baby survives with his own body. He doesn’t share his mother’s heart or brain or any of her organs, though at one time he occupied a part of her body.

      When a woman has an abortion, she is not removing part of her body. She is not removing part of her own womb. She is not removing her kidneys, or liver, or any other organ. She is not removing any of her own complex network of systems inside of her at all. She is removing another human being that was growing inside of her. This other being was not growing inside of her in contradiction to nature either.

      The Constitution does not explicitly say a developing human fetus is not alive, or is not a person much as it does not say a mother has the right to murder her growing baby.

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      • Lucille says:

        Excellent response, Kallibella. Thanks.

        You might be interested in reading quotes from the DALLAS MORNING NEWS interview of Rev. Robert Jeffress’ re Mr. Trump’s response on abortion. As you likely know, Jeffress is a supporter of Mr. Trump and is senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Dallas.

        “Let me put this in context: Conservative leaders are on TV condemning Trump because it’s politically expedient to do so: You never blame the woman, you paint her as a victim. That conservative orthodoxy has been born out of political expediency rather than logic. If you believe abortion is murder, it’s not outlandish to suggest the woman bears some culpability.”

        “Look, I have counseled with many women who have had abortions, and they go through their own private hell. I do think they are victims. But if you ever outlaw abortion — and I don’t think it will ever be outlawed — how do you have a law but there’s no punishment for breaking that law? The doctor ought to bear the majority of the punishment.”

        And in regard to Mr. Trump’s clarification today of his initial answer: “Mr. Trump was giving an honest knee-jerk answer to that question…probably came to the conclusion this is not politically palatable in today’s culture. In a refreshing way, it shows his honesty rather than some contrived answer.”

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    • Could you be a troll? It does not say in the Constitution a fetus is not life. And that you need someone or something to tell you what constitutes life is sad. Let’s start at the beginning, repeat after me: I Will Not Walk On All Fours! Not only kittens and puppies, but human life as well, life is precious and a gift from GOD!

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      “Fetus” is a term for a developmental stage that is PART of the life cycle.

      Like: pupa, larva, adult.

      “Fetus” is a term for one of the several stages of life of a living human being.

      Y’all please stop using the ignorant “fetus is not a human” slant – the scientific view is that life begins at conception. We learned in middle school that there is no “spontaneous combustion” life – life begets life, and like begets like. The fetus is a homo sapiens – you can tell this by the DNA. And, it is not the mom or dad – it has its own unique DNA.

      It is also alive – it fits the scientific definition of “living.”

      If you disagree, you have to be honest that your view is outside of mainstream, recognized science.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        The Lefties use fetus so that society conscience can feel better…when, in fact, it is a society committing infanticide upon it’s own future children and citizens.

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    • In the murder example, the Constitution states that “No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”

      FETUS: the offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception. Unborn doesn’t mean it is not a LIFE.

      FACT: Abortion stops a LIFE. Not a process as the liars are saying. The fetus couldn’t just be a bunch of cells either, as pictures of 16 week old fetus are in fact babies, to anyone with eyes.

      How can you stop a life if the fetus is not living? If the fetus was not a living offspring then an abortion would be unnecessary. It is not, for example cancer or simply a growth.

      CHECK THE DNA!

      Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus.

      SURVIVE means: continuing TO LIVE.

      Pregnancy, also known as gravidity or gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman.

      OFFSPRING means: a person’s child or children

      You cannot kill a non-living being. The fetus is a living being and that is why abortion is an act of killing. If the fetus was not living abortion would not be able to occur.

      The constitutional argument only remotely works if we redefine life illogically and in a way that makes no sense. More oxymorons and PC BULLshevik.

      Any pregnant women KNOWS there’s a second life within her, some even know and feel this the first WEEK.

      Then liars will go on to redefine feelings…

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  20. flyanddive says:

    Trump should have stuck by his original statement, his walk back press release is going to cost him. https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231283&findnew#new

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    • Riddick says:

      Cost him how? Dems are crossing over to vote for Trump and they are mostly pro-abortion. As are most Indies.

      Stop being negative, let Trump be Trump.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      flyanddive: IMHO you are wrong, and I wonder if you actually watched the interview. Maybe you read or heard comments elsewhere. If you care to know why I think you are wrong please read my post below on this page. Be well.

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    • Andrew E. says:

      I like Karl and he does excellent work exposing the medical cartel. But his emotional whirlwinds are worse than a woman’s. Can’t let him be a barometer.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Yeah but Karl throws in the towel on his big issue of the medical industry over a Trump comment on abortion. Trump is the only one that will fix Karl’s big issues. Karl’s exercising his displeasure is pretty much a vote for Hillary.

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      • Serpentor says:

        It’s such an asymmetric reaction that I still have to believe it’s an April Fools joke.

        However, the one good thing Karl has done is start up a good discussion on the president’s role in enforcing the law. According to Karl, the president must either universally uphold or universally not uphold, and I suppose he’s okay with picking and choosing which laws to enforce. That basically is Obama who picks and chooses. I think it’s a valid topic, but to throw out Trump at this point seems a bit foolhardy.

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    • Maybe. But everything he says costs him in the tabloid news media. He could say “the sky is blue,” and they would spin that to mean he is a racist, and stories of David Dukes and KKK would follow. But that is much too kind. The fact is they just make-up stories, lie. They like it better when they have a statement to hang it on though, and thus they will do this with Trump’s statements.

      Trump and truth are being systematically murdered in the media and by the pundits and any other liars in print media, radio, TeLIEvsion.

      If Trump were to get in office they KNOW their party would be OVER. Their life of private brothels, prostitutes (not just women, but also children of both genders); their robbing of American citizens and other people all around the world via their unGodly wars they use to get more money and control and power. And JAIL TIME.

      “Insider” really means one of the club who enjoy all of the above. Early on when an upcoming politician is being groomed, he gets invited in this world. He or she partakes and they have the blackmail they need to hold them just where they need them.

      IMO sex is really driving Washington more than people know. I think files and photos and other damning evidence is collected by the elites at the top and uses that info to blackmail them all. Or it could be drug use or past criminal records or other secrets. The Clintons are well versed in this.

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  21. georgiafl says:

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  22. sam says:

    Trump should know better to avoid these abortion or controversial questions. They are just look for him to misspeak or mess up to write bad about him.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Please, tell us how you avoid a question? Once a question is posed you answer it or you don’t. Mal-intentioned people will deride you whether you do or don’t.

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    • WSB says:

      He doesn’t avoid controversial questions. That’s what makes him unique and a strong leader.

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    • Ivehadit says:

      So, Sam, how much publicity is Donald getting? AND who has the courage to drive the debate?
      Only one-Donald!
      The rest are just followers and that most definitely includes the Establishment Love, Ted Cruz.

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    • jello333 says:

      You CAN’T avoid this, at least not if you’ve got political opponents and media enemies that want to attack you. It WILL happen, the only question is WHEN. So the timing of those attacks is what’s really important. Can we all agree that it’s MUCH better to get this out of the way NOW rather than wait till October, when Donald is in the last stages of his fight with Hillary? Yeah, I think it’s good to do this now… it’ll be OLD NEWS by this summer/fall.

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  23. georgiafl says:

    Job opening @ RSBN

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  24. Peter says:

    Hard to fathom , Linbaugh still trying to tell us conservative wins everytime it’s tried.

    No one could articulate ” “conservatism” better than Romney

    They keep trying to sell us grease oil.

    It’s up to us now, help is not coming….

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  25. barton2016 says:

    That was not really an interview. It was Matthews lecturing Trump. I’m fine with tough interviews but we’ll never see that same vigor used on any democrat. Or even another GOPe republican. This is a great example of Mesa bias!!

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  26. New Vulgarian says:

    One of the main objections I’ve heard regarding Trump coming from the conservative side is that he is not really pro-life… that he has been lying about his evolving pro-life beliefs. His life affirming answers under pressure should put these concerns to rest.

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    • TheTorch says:

      Exactly which is precisely what I was pointing out yesterday. This just boosts his pro-life credentials, which is why the media attack is crazy, considering we are in the primary stage of the election cycle! Also interesting how Cruz Campaign don’t really know what to do with it and are trying to find a way to get it back to he isn’t pro-life! 😀

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      • Ivehadit says:

        Me, too! I posted yesterday at l.com that Donald just took one for prolifers! So now the Cruzers, et al, can’t complain he is liberal, lol.
        Another Gordian know, lol

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    • barton2016 says:

      And exactly how many abortion laws have been passed by the GOP congress? All these social issues are used to distract the real issues affecting our pocket books like trade and immigrants taking our jobs

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Maybe they object to Trump’s evolving on the pro-life issue because they know very well that the only one who can evolve is Obama (e.g., marriage is between one man and one woman – interview with Rev. Warren prior to his first election as President). Right?

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  27. wtd says:

    At the 8 minute mark, Trump and Matthews are discussing the appropriate response to the Fields ‘assault’ incident.
    8:04 Matthews: Whats the right approach, though, if you accidentally bump into somebody, accidentally tripped them – you say “I’m sorry”. Don’t you? Show some apology, respect for that person?

    Trump should have said he was still waiting for the apology from Fields for unwanted contact from her.

    7:00 Matthews: But there was contact
    Trump: What contact? I mean there’s contact, look I’m walking among reporters,[cross talk] I’m walking, yeah, but she’s contacted me. Excuse me, she grabbed my arm twice. You see the picture of me looking like ‘who is this person?’ and getting her off me…
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  28. barton2016 says:

    tuned into Bush Limbaugh for not even 5 minutes today and there he was telling everyone how Trump totally damaged himself last night with Chris Matthews. Now all the Democrats are fired up to vote against him and he has no chance. Of course he totally puts aside the huge crossover Trump gets that Cruz will never get.

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    • Paula says:

      He’s full of crap. It’s the economy and our national security that matters. If very strong pro-life people can vote for Trump b/c of his stand on illegal immigration and trade, then so can moderate pro-abortion people. He was never going to get the hard core leftists.

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  29. ladypenquin says:

    But then there is this, and it’s the tables turned approach Donald should take with the malignant media, and toadstools like Chris Matthews:

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/264595-feds-refused-to-detain-illegal-alien-charged-with-vehicular-homicide-now-hes-on-the-lam/

    Donald Trump answered a hypothetical question about abortion. Period. One breaks the law there should be a price to pay. (Yes, of course, I feel sorry for all those women who “HAD” to have an abortion – but if it’s legal, ok, then they didn’t break the law. Trump responded to it being “illegal” and if you don’t obey the laws of the land then you don’t have a safe and sustainable culture and society.
    Same as the illegals being “let go” and our border laws ALREADY being on the books – not being enforced. This is the analogy Trump should be making. Like how the Kate Steinle family feels about a known illegal alien running around loose – free to shoot her. Or, closer to home for me here in Virginia, the drunk illegal alien who killed to high school girls 8-9 yrs. ago. Yes, let’s talk to people about having a civil, law-abiding society…unless, of course, you want only perpetrators…

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  30. oldgrunt68 says:

    Lets just admit it. Republicans are ignorant. Donald Trump is ignorant in the political realm, purely ignorant. First he gives an interview to a man who has called him a fascist. Ignorant. The whole congress of Repubs are ignorant. Well, if abortion is murder, and you bring the baby in your belly to be aborted….you are a murderer right.? Or, are you killing a fetus without a name.

    CANNOT HE JUST SIT UP AND SCREAM IN THAT JOKERS FACE, I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT ABORTION….I AM CONCERNED ABOUT BEHEADINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOD HELP US!

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Or, Mr. Trump could say I have strength and ability enough to be concerned about infanticide condoned, not condemned in our culture, and want to stop Islamic radical from beheading and blowing up innocent people….

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    • I feel that same way sometimes. Why he bothers to deal with the media at all.

      Until I remember that even Jesus had to go down into HELL to take back the keys to death and set the captives free.

      Trump is literally invading the media. They will react with fiery arrows and knife stabs of course.

      BUT THEIR WALLS HAVE BEEN PENETRATED! A big part of the “when” it will all fall is determined by those who fund the media stop doing so, they are funding their own bondage. Maybe it would take a war on our own soil to stop us from being their malignant supply? It’s so easy, just stop funding the media through your cable bill. Do we really need a war to slap us into getting serious about taking back our country?

      It’s just a matter of time the entire stinking, rotting, and condemned system falls. Trump is God’s wrecking ball and the Holy Spirit is so creative and a sense of humor; He even sent us a messenger that for over a decade has been saying “YOU’RE FIRED.”

      American government: YOU’RE FIRED!

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  31. smarty says:

    The interview with Mathews was dumb, it was a set up and should never have happened. Trump was foolish to do it and he gave the Dems major ammunition for the GE with the war on women meme.
    This topic and if women and girls should be punished for the sin of abortion is a real loser for republicans. Always. I don’t care who attacks me for saying this. Whoever is advising Trump should be fired. Very bad call.
    Aside from that, I see so much judgment here and just so you know, literally everyday you will encounter a woman or girl who has had an abortion. Millions of women regret them, many have them at young ages and do not fully grasp what they have done until years later. Another fact is that tbose who are at risk for abortions, who are in unstable relationships and sexual risk takers, have histories of sexual abuse. This is not an excuse, but it is good to understand why bad choices are made. However, there is hope for those who have been broken by abortion! There are many ministries that are geared towards these women. Helping them come to terms, seek God, forgiveness through Christ. Helping these women can help them HELP OTHERS not make the choice of abortion. Instead of shaming people into the shadows. Instead of name calling, saying things like these women would walk out and murder someone on the street (outrageous and false). I have seem these types of comments written many times on conservative, so called Christian websites. I see not one comment anywhere encouraging those who have been a part of abortion to seek God’s forgiveness. Whenever I see these types of articles, I always share this sentiment, because I know there are so many women, and perhaps men, sinners, who need healing, who want healing and forgiveness, and who may be able to help us end the tragedy of abortion. So I will end this by sharing a website geared toward this goal.
    Website: Rachels Vineyard http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/

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  32. Katherine McCoun says:

    One aspect of this hypothetical question is that it shows Mr. Trump is not afraid to stand for law and order. Another aspect is his demonstration of respect for the division of responsibilities – he will enforce the law as passed.

    What is fascinating me is to watch Mr. Trump suddenly be to the right of Cruz on this issue, at least as far as press spin. People with whom I have spoke on the campaign phone calls express great interest in supporting Mr. Trump but were uncertain about his stance on abortion. To so many conservatives that issues is literally life and death and they feel a moral obligation to vote that issue above all others. Cruz has implied and advertised that Mr. Trump is pro choice. There are old interviews of Mr. Trump still floating around in which he states previously held positions. Yes, he has stated over and over that he, like Reagan, has evolved on this issue. But voters on this social issue were still very uncertain and therefore still voting Cruz.

    Well, thanks to the media spin they can now be very certain where he stands. Mr. Trump’s pro life stand was not getting out to the voters and not getting press. It has now. Hillary/Sanders would have attacked it some point in the general election anyway so it is better to come out now when it will help him further erode supporters from Cruz. For some, this was the only reason they were still voting Cruz. Let him topple as he seems more centrist, according to current media spin, on this issue than Mr. Trump!

    Mr. Trump will continue to explain and stand for conservative judges and that he did not promote that as the law but only that if it was the law then it ought to be enforced.

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    • yadent says:

      Well I thought Trump was for the rule of law equally applied, however if Fox news is to be believed—-http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/30/trump-walks-back-statement-on-women-being-punished-for-abortion-if-procedure-banned.html?intcmp=hplnws—-he apparently holds the opinion that ‘protected classes’ of citizens are permitted under some circumstances. His original answer to Matthews was right on, the law and it’s consequences being applied equally. If Trump truly backtracked with Fox News then that could only mean he holds that the concept of ‘protected classes of citizens’ is acceptable which puts him in the same boat as the bastard pols we have now. This held concept transcends abortion with the possibility that ALL of Trump’s potential policies could be ‘polluted’ with the flawed ‘protected class’ principal. I hope i’m wrong…..

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  33. Teresa Ouellette says:

    Chris Matthews……..are there any words to describe this guy? In an animated short he would be the neurotic wind up non stop clacking teeth……add on please shifty eyes that just can not make eye contact!!!!!
    As the short progresses the ever chattering mouth jumps and bumps in it’s nonsensical fashion around a giant boulder…….the ground trembles ever so slightly,and then more powerfully but chatterbox in his self absorbed chattering is completely unawares.
    The earth rumbles and the boulder patiently waits……he knows what is coming.Chatterbox chatters as boulder begins to roll…..destiny calls him forth to his allotted place in time, and as he rolls he crushes everything in his path.
    Slowly the picture fades as Chopin’s Mazurka (opus 67 no.4) plays on ever so hauntingly.

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  34. Absped 7 says:

    First no one is a bigger Trump supporter than me! Having said that I must say that I was quite taken aback by his remarks regarding abortions and women being the ones punished . I am glad he walked back his statement. Upon further reflection I had that this revelation . Perhaps Mr. Trump made that statement knowing it would be controversial in order to throw the MSM discussion back to him as opposed to Corey , his campaign manager . He knew he would take a hit but felt confident that he could steer the discourse back to the real issues. Mr. Trump’s go this!

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    • pawatcher says:

      He was being badgered and spoke the truth as he thought it.
      As a pro life woman I wish he would have stood strong with his truthful answer.
      If abortion is made illegal by law punishment has to be imposed. Why have laws with no consequences? Or go back to early biblical times and punish the men for anything their wives do wrong, because the man is supposed to control the woman, he is supposed to punish her– yes, like Islamic laws.

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    • flyanddive says:

      Women should be punished for having an abortion, that is the point. Actions have consequences, breaking the law should have a punishment. Trump was 100% correct in his statement, the press walk back made me cringe.

      There are many people who are going to die when we deport the 11+ million illegals. I’m worried that Trump will not have the fortitude to go through with that necessary action.

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    • rodney says:

      Trump walked right in and put his foot in his mouth. He should have known what a skunk Matthews is and how he likes ambush people.

      He could have gave a non-answer because that’s all that would work. The fact is abortion is a nasty divisive issue that has no solution in modern America – none.

      It doesn’t matter if he walked it back, people aren’t going to see it and the MSM won’t play it.

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  35. AW says:

    Rememberig why I can’t stand Chris Matthews. He’s an obnoxious and rude a** when he attemps at acting to be a reporter and journalist. Nothing like taking the words out of someone’s mouth and attempting to make it mean something else.

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  36. pawatcher says:

    Is anyone in doubt where Cruz and Rubio got their yapping chihuahua attack routine from.
    Trump was cool and correct after all the badgering.
    Too bad the stories all over the globe are taking this abortion issue out of context, as usual. They conviently leave out: The “hypothetical question, if abortion was illegal” asked Matthews part of the question and state: Trump said “women should be punished for abortion”

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  37. tz says:

    Both in Women who get pregnant and Michelle Fields, we have an on-again, off-again demand that woman have moral agency.
    If Women are equal, then they have to be held to the same standards men are.
    If Women are less capable, e.g. of understanding where babies come from or acting on that knowledge they shouldn’t be able to vote and be treated as infants or imbeciles so that someone responsible can take care of them.
    Which is it? I mean universally, not what it is most convenient to be this minute.

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  38. Bull Durham says:

    Women who act irrationally will vote Hillary or against Trump and Cruz. I don’t know what the percentage or age groups will be. I lump them in the dolt class to be kind.

    Gays, lesbians and whatever else who dont vote Trump I place in the dolt class, too.

    Ideologically fixated folks I mark as ideologically anal-retentive because they can’t change for the good of the nation. They are not dolts, but wind up hurting the nation.

    The rest choose Trump. They love the nation and can’t understand why anyone would want a lesser candidate, a weaker leader, a sell-out, a fraud or a loser. That’s the lineup for President in 2016 and there is only one other POV that matters, yours. I respect other POVs.

    But the choice is clear. You go to America First, Make America Great Again. A proven success.
    A man who will save the nation and protect us from Terrorists, preserve the Constitution, and prosecute fraud, corruption, waste and abuse of our taxes.

    If you love the country, not an idea, if you want a future, not more of the past, if you care that everything is in danger, then you vote Trump.

    He has the lead on every important issue and the means to get the problems solved.
    He is a remarkable man of accomplishment who loves the nation.

    I see no love of the country in any of the others, except Ben Carson had it.The others have ambition.

    I see ambition and chicanery and criminality in all the others.

    Trump is the one American who is pure of heart for the People and the Nation.

    It doesn’t take a college degree or deep thought or long evaluation.

    Love of country, Christian principles, Rule of Law, Wise business practices, America First, Strength and Security. Common Sense. A Lion’s Heart. A sense of humor. Uncommon charity.

    There is only one person running that fits this description.

    It’s as simple as that.

    Oh, he’s not perfect. He’s like us.

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  39. stringy theory says:

    The abortion “issue” is one of those shiny objects the uniparty loves to deploy to keep our eyes off of the big issues that will make or break this country in 2016. They also love it because it is a wedge issue The phony charge of racism is another.

    I am totally for Trump because he is the only candidate in either party who will try to save this country. To me, the most important issues are open borders that, among other things, allow terrorists to walk right in; the economy (stop destroying our jobs and handing them in to globalists via things like NAFTA and TPP; deficits and national debt; replacing obamacare with something that relies on true free market forces; restructuring/rebuilding our military; taking care of our vets; etc.

    Social issues like abortion are certainly important to many, but they have to take a seat to putting Trump in office to work on the big issues such as those above.

    If Trump doesn’t win this election the U.S. is finished. It’s that simple for me.

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  40. Pres. De La Republique de la Connerie says:

    Don’t believe anything you read in the news. At this point, whether it’s positive or negative news, it’s all psychological warfare meant to discourage you from voting for Trump. The only thing you know for certain is that you need to vote if you want him to have a chance to win.

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  41. scslayer says:

    Anyone that thinks this was Trump at his best is living on a different planet. He got caught off-guard, he meandered and let Matthews control the dialogue.
    This interview was not very Trump-esque.
    We forget sometimes he is human and makes mistakes. Chalk this one up to the visiting team. I’m sure the Trumpster will be better prepared next time! Lesson learned!

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    • stringy theory says:

      Yea, we know. How about we move along to something important. Trump is going to win and all the blabbing about this phony abortion issue won’t change that.

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      • scslayer says:

        Agreed!
        Unfortunately the national media (and Trump’s rivals) will play this out as long as possible even though for the big picture…it’s a non-starter…for those few that see the diversionary tactics being played.

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    • joebal says:

      I agree entirely, Trump is used to controlling his speeches and mostly doing rally stumps.. he has to be more aware of when to engage his filter on these interview sessions and not get caught in his meandering stream of conscious dialogue patterns.

      For the “grab-gate” questions, all he has to do is point out a few relevant facts:

      A. anyone can watch the video and see there was no “assault”, if anything the CM saved reporterette m. fields from a much more serious bruising at the hands of the SS, she should have been thrown down by them! The SS guys really kind of dropped the ball.

      B. this reporter has as many issues with “becoming part of the story” as she does years of experience, never mind the fact she works for Brietbart, who takes pac money from cruz, but not from us. maybe you should be more focused on what motivations she might have. she is clearly not very professional and was NOT following the procedures for the press on the floor.

      C. if anything my CM “DID HIS JOB” above what he should have to be doing, since the video doesn’t even show him touching her forearm, and the lack of professionalism she has already demonstrated, I would question if those bruises are even legitimate. At this point not only is he NOT FIRED, I might very well give him a raise.

      close by saying that’s the end of this topic, I don’t care if you have further question on it, I’m talking about it any further, now what subject is the next question on or is this interview concluded?

      A canned response like that would be far superior to meandering all over the place and even broaching the subject of terrorism by comparing the fact that she didn’t “get her head chopped off”. This is where Trump has just got to start engaging some self control, and not simply responding with what he wants to do at the time.

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      • joebal says:

        correction:
        I don’t care if you have further questions on it, I’m NOT talking about it any further,

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      • scslayer says:

        Well said…Take some top issues and spend an hour or two going over a canned response. It doesn’t have to be mainstream thinking but know what you believe and why you believe it!

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    • swissik says:

      I agree and I hope he learned from the interview. So far he’s struck me as a fast learner. However, this is now out there and the MSM will make a lot of hay from it, to be sure.

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  42. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    Once again I’m with Trump on this. As far as I’m concerned abortion is murder. Case closed.

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    • Howie says:

      It seems like to me if something is against the law, there will be a penalty to pay of some sort of punishment. But I am old and that is just what it used to be. Now we live in the era of legalized crime. This is utter, pure, unadulterated, nonsense.

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  43. Is the other shoe about to drop in the case of the randy cubanadian?

    https://www.gofundme.com/DCMadam

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    • stringy theory says:

      Looks like an attorney looking for money to me. I have no doubt the records would be revealing but, unless the attorney ignores a federal court order and releases the records of hi own, nothing will come of that in a time frame useful to this election.

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  44. mimbler says:

    I think we might be missing the point when we discuss whether Donald had a good or bad interview with Chris Mathews. Very few people watch MSNBC and of them darn few would be potential Trump voters.

    The more pertinent question is did he give them damaging sound bites, and the answer to that is yes, at least one with the abortion question. That has gotten universal (out of context) media saturation coverage, and it is not good for Trump. Witness how even our small community has been distracted into differing camps on the abortion question.

    Every republican should be prepared for the abortion gotcha questions, and just say it is currently settled law, that they will appoint conservative judges, and anything else is irrelevant (I’m sure every candidate has deeply held opinions that are irrelevant to his desired office.

    On the bright side, a clarifying(?) position was issued within 4 hours. Wisconsin was an unlikely win, so -if- it damages him there, it isn’t as important. I don’t think it will have any staying power, so if it was a gaffe ( I think it was), it is better to do it at this stage rather than a week before the general election.

    I am positive, he will be prepared for any abortion/gay rights question in the future and those are the two perpetual gotcha questions for republicans.

    Mike

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    • Charlie says:

      Whether or not people watched the event live as it aired on MSNBC is entirely irrelevant, you can’t turn on your television or radio today without this being played and the typical talking heads crafting their narrative.

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    • yadent says:

      Actually the basis for the question was not about abortion per se but about the equal application of law. Abortion was the vehicle for the question due to it’s hot button, emotional reaction but the premise was/is ‘all equal under the law’. Trump’s original response was correct. Equal treatment under law. All who violate suffer under the law’s consequences. No ‘protected class of citizens”. His apparent ‘walk-back’ with Fox News is a pandering response in regard to the abortion issue and unfortunately undermines the ‘equal protection under the law’ premise by establishing a special ‘protected class’ of citizen. In this instance, abortion provider-BAD, recipient of provider services-VICTIM as clarified by Trump with Fox News. Cruz and the ‘other fellow’ showed their hands when criticizing Trump’s original response indicating, unwittingly, that they favor the concept of ‘protected class’……some deserving additional justice or less justice depending on circumstances.

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  45. Howie says:

    Well he is finished again. It is all over….again. Thats all folks…end of the line….again. The media told me so….again. Oh darn.

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  46. Eric Kennedy says:

    So I’ve been making calls to Wisconsin today. I asked the last guy who I spoke to if he was interested in voting for Donald Trump on Tuesday. He said, “Yes. And I can’t believe the way that jackass treated him last night on TV.” Brought a smile to my face.

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  47. Mr. Lucky says:

    Once again you folks fail to grasp this fact: It doesn’t matter what the truth is. All that matters is how it is portrayed in the media. The Cartel wants Trump’s head on a plate and nothing else will do.

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    • Actually, it has more to do with the rigging of elections. The false reality of what is being created and portrayed on the media is only the means to cover their fraud. Wisconsin primary election is rigged for Cruz.

      Election rigging and delegate stealing and vote fraud and media false narratives is what determines the American president for at least 3 decades.

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  48. Ivehadit says:

    To all the naysayers above, Trump is prolife. He will not walk that back. He will answer the questions in his truthful style. Like it or not. And I bet many conservatives in Wisconsin like his answer. What would they have said if he used political double speak or evaded the question? We all know…”he’s a liberal, he’s not conservative…see we told ya so…”
    It is refreshing for many and for the record, more people are prolife than are not, including many democrats.

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