How Well Does Donald Trump Understand The Constitution?
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie did a lengthy interview with Donald Trump, and one of the most telling segments was when she asked if he believes we are constitutionally guaranteed a right to privacy. That right is the underpinning of the Roe v. Wade decision, so it was a way of leading in to his views on abortion.
Guthrie: “Is there a right to privacy in the Constitution?”
Trump: “I guess there is, I guess there is. And why, just out of curiosity, why do you ask that question?”
When pressed to explain how his position on the right to privacy “squares” with his anti-abortion position, Trump responded: “Well, that’s a pretty strange way of getting to pro-life. I mean, it’s a very unique way of asking about pro-life. What does that have to do with privacy? How are you equating pro-life with privacy? ”
Guthrie asked, “well, you know about the Roe v. Wade decision.” Trump responded, “yes, right, sure. Look, I am pro-life. I’ve said it. I’m very strong there.”
Bonus video: Donald Trump said “excuse me” 18 times when he felt he was being interrupted by Guthrie: