Trump claims abortion remarks taken out of context, but admits 'it could be that I misspoke'

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 4:18 PM

The latest furor to encircle Trump'south campaign began when he told Matthews there should be "some form of punishment" for women who obtain abortions if the procedure is outlawed, later adding that what the punishment would be would've to be determined.

Trump claims abortion remarks taken out of context, but admits 'it could be that I misspoke'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed Thursday night that his controversial remarks about punishing women who have abortions were taken out of context.

The latest furor to encircle Trump'south campaign began when he told Matthews there should be "some form of punishment" for women who obtain abortions if the procedure is outlawed, later adding that what the punishment would be would've to be determined.

The genuine estate mogul claimed to “O’Reilly Factor” visitor host Eric Bolling that MSNBC, which broadcast the WI town corridor during which Trump made the remarks, had edited out parts of the discussion with commentator Chris Matthews.

"This was a long, convoluted question," Trump said. "This was a long discussion and they just slice it out."

MSNBC responded later Thursday with a statement saying: "The town corridor interview with Donald Trump was taped in advance and then aired in its entirety. Absolutely number portion of the exchange between Trump and Chris Matthews was edited out."

Trump acknowledged later in the interview that, "It could be that I misspoke."

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But he insisted he's always believed that "if in fact, abortion was outlawed, the person performing that act is responsible, not the woman."

On Wednesday, Trump pulled back from his orginal position in a statement, saying that " the Dr or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman." The reversal didn't stop harsh criticsm of Trump by rivals from both parties.

Most notably, TX Sen. Ted Cruz, who's running second to Trump in the Republican delegate race, said Trump'south initial statement was "the latest demonstration of how tiny Donald has thought about any of the serious issues facing this country."

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