“Well, people in certain parts of the Republican Party and conservative Republicans would say yes, they should be punished,” Trump replied.
The problem with that is that while a great number of anti-choice advocates think that women decide to get abortions the same way they decide to get a manicure, they know that saying that they should be punished for getting one is way over the line. Mr. Trump does not have a problem with blurting out whatever he says without thinking it through. Thus this.
After the shit hit the fan yesterday afternoon, he reversed himself, releasing a statement saying that no, of course women shouldn’t be punished; how could you think I could ever say such a thing?
About the unfavorability rating: he may be as popular with the general electorate as a raging case of shingles, but among the primary base, he’ll still win. In fact, this may even help him. He thinks that translates into popularity among everyone. He hasn’t thought that one through, either.
PS: Someone needs to explain to him how the Supreme Court works.