Trump Says Abortion Laws &#thirty-nine;Set' Until Changed

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 12:31 PM

The Republican front runner's campaign team is forced to deny he's backtracking over his opposition to abortion amid controversy.

Trump Says Abortion Laws &#thirty-nine;Set' Until Changed

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has sought to peaceful the controversy he sparked over his comments on abortion by saying the laws are set - for now.

However, the Republican front runner repeated his view that "abortion is murder".

The property tycoon had provoked an mad backlash after he

He was later forced to backtrack, insisting it'd be the person carrying out the abortion rather than the women who'd be legally responsible.

Presently in an interview with NBC'south Face The Nation, to be aired on Sunday, the 69-year-old said: "The laws are set presently on abortion and that'south the way they're going to stay until they're changed."

He also agreed that "abortion is murder".

Speaking afterwards, Mister Trump'south campaign spokesman Hope Hicks denied his comments signalled a U-turn on his opposition to abortion.

She said: "Mister Trump gave an accurate account of the law as it's today and made clear it should stay that way now - until he is president.

"Then he'll modify the law through his judicial appointments and authorize the states to defend the unborn.

"There is nothing new or different here."

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has criticised Mister Trump for saying that S Korea and Japan should expand their own nuclear weapons as a deterrent to North Korea.

While not referring to Mister Trump by name, Mister Obama said: "The person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy, nuclear policy or the Korean Peninsula, or the world generally."

The President also revealed the frenetic and ill-tempered White House campaign to the chosen his successor had been raised during discussions with world leaders at

He said: "What we do is really necessary to the rest of the world.

"And even in those countries that are used to a carnival atmosphere in their own politics wish sobriety and clarity when it comes to US elections."

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