Former President Donald Trump sparked backlash from conservatives after he criticized the six-week abortion ban of his Republican opponent, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” over the weekend, Trump was pressed on his abortion stance as voters turn their attention toward the 2024 presidential election.
Trump, the frontrunner of the GOP primary, said that he would work with Democrats to pass abortion legislation before taking aim at his presidential race rival DeSantis’ six-week ban in the Sunshine State.
Former President Donald Trump blasted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ six-week abortion ban, calling the policy “a terrible thing.” (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
“I think they’re all going to like me, I think both sides are going to like me,” Trump said. “…What’s going to happen is: you’re going to come up with a number of weeks or months, you’re going to come up with a number that’s going to make people happy.”
“Because 92 percent of the Democrats don’t want to see abortion after a certain period of time,” the former president added.
Trump was pressed on whether he would sign a 15-week federal abortion ban