TRUMPED: Donald Changes Opinion on Abortion 3 Times, One Per Hour

Someone put a leather strap on that flip-flop.

We tried. We tried not to write about Donald Trump for the rest of the week but his #PRFail machine is on auto pilot, and his latest flub is really bad.

It’s no secret that during every presidential election, journalists try to ask the tough questions for a spirited debate — on issues like foreign relations, the economy, crime, and of course, abortion. Trump sat down with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and he couldn’t help himself when peppered with some quickfire questions.

While he was busy convincing Matthews and the rest of America that he was pro-life, Trump decided to offer his thoughts on what would happen if Roe v. Wade was overturned. To wit, he said that abortion, if outlawed, should carry “some form of punishment” for the women who get them.

Even the most avid pro-lifers were caught off-guard with that sentiment. And the fellow activists and politicians could smell the chum in the orange-tainted waters a mile away.

Yeah, he’s had better days. So within a couple of hours, his PR crew offered the following talking point to help him out of the deep doo-doo he was in:

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks sent in a statement from Trump to reporters: “This issue is unclear and should be put back into the states for determination. Like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions, which I have outlined numerous times.”

As you can imagine, the Trump bus made a loud beeping noise within hours because it backed up so quickly, Trump forgot he tried to correct that kerfuffle, so ran over his own feet and offered this statement to the national press hours later:

Trump AbortionAbout that “having no need to repent because you don’t make mistakes“? Brother needs to meet Jesus on this one. (Oh wait, that’s already been taken.)

P.S. If you would like some real PR giggles, watch Trump national spokeswoman — and the usually unflappable — Katrina Pierson try to squirm out of this one: