Appearing on Meet the Press on September 17th, former President and current 2024 candidate for return to office Donald Trump gave a taped interview. While speaking with NBC News storyteller Kristen Welker, he discussed the horrific Democrat position on abortion up to nine months, as well as the conservative hardline of outright banning all abortions.
Avoiding the idea of unborn babies having a constitutional right to life, Trump instead simplified it by speaking out against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his state’s six-week abortion limit. Instead, he wants to see something far different for the nation.
“I’m going to come together with all groups, and we’re going to have something that’s acceptable. 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.”
As Welker tried interjecting lies about Democrats’ stance on unfettered abortion access, she pushed Trump about the idea of banning them past 15 weeks. A number that has been floated and used by many states and municipalities. While he refused to commit to that number, he instead insisted that coming together with people on both sides to talk rationally would be the way to get this done. He knows this hasn’t been done right in 52 years, and now he wants to make it happen if reelected.
As he poked a finger at DeSantis again, Welker asked if Trump disagreed with the idea. Making no bones about it, Trump called the Governor on the carpet for the decision. He also reminded her that if he is back, Democrats won’t be getting them at 7,8 or 9 months either. There needs to be common sense from both sides.
When this aired, hardline conservatives and GOP reps supporting DeSantis came out in droves, and they wanted blood. Armed with the digital equivalent of pitchforks and torches, they want to see blood from Trump for such actions. Calling him out on everything they could find a way to blame him for, they proved they were out for blood, and of course, people from DeSantis’ camp were sharpening their fangs for him.
DeSantis’s communications director, Andrew Romeo, was one of the most vocal about it. “We’ve already seen the disastrous results of Donald Trump compromising with Democrats: over $7 trillion in new debt, an unfinished border wall, and the jailbreak First Step Act letting violent criminals back onto the streets. Republicans across the country know that Ron DeSantis will never back down.”
The idea of telling people that compromise is always a bad thing is foolish. This isn’t a good lesson for the kids who dodge the abortion clinic, and it’s not a good way for the nation to operate as a whole. We went to war with England over taxation without representation, and this kind of hard-line stance is what happens when there is no representation.
Trump is looking to take the Republican party back into uncharted territory. A territory that sees people sitting down and solving issues together. By taking us more toward moderate levels of answers on tough issues, big changes are coming for the American people. Instead of the swings back and forth, he wants to get us in the middle of the road.
Moving in this direction isn’t something the GOP has seen in a long time. The shift to best for the party over best for the people has been in place for decades now, and Trump sounds like he wants to take us back there. This isn’t the kind of shift many expected to see from him, but it might just be what the nation needs.