Donald Trump now claims his controversial suggestion that women should be punished for having an abortion "was an unbelievable academic answer."
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee backtracked from the comments he made in March, and issued a series of confusing clarifications, including a statement saying "the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman."
Now, he's issued another clarification -- and it might be the most confusing one yet.
He told MSNBC’s Willie Geist:
He was asking me a theoretical, or just a question in theory, and I talked about it only from that standpoint. Of course not. And that was done, he said, you know, I guess it was theoretically, but he was asking me a rhetorical question, and I gave an answer. And by the way, people thought from an academic standpoint, and asked rhetorically, people said that answer was an unbelievable academic answer. But of course not, and I said that afterwards. Everybody understands that.
(h/t Raw Story)
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.