Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized former President Donald Trump after Rolling Stone published an article detailing how Trump is now trying to position himself as a "moderate" on abortion ahead of the 2024 presidential election even though he nominated three conservative Supreme Court justices who fulfilled his own pledge to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In recent discussions, Trump has reportedly expressed confidence that prominent anti-abortion leaders, who once exerted pressure on him to enforce stringent national bans, no longer possess the leverage to impose their demands.
The former President believes they will eventually align their support behind him, irrespective of specific policy assurances, as they lack alternative viable options.
Trump's campaign and his inner circle aim to present Trump as a supposed "moderate" on the abortion issue compared to other contenders within the 2024 Republican field, planning a campaign that intends to resonate with both Republican and Democratic voters.
Trump's historical anti-abortion stance is well-documented, highlighted by his appointments of conservative Supreme Court justices and policy decisions that curtailed abortion rights, such as reinstating the global gag rule and defunding Planned Parenthood.
This was not lost on Clinton, who shared the Rolling Stone article and issued the following blunt response:
"He thinks women are going to fall for this?"
You can see Clinton's post below.
Many praised Clinton's response and criticized Trump in the process.
Republicans have reaped the consequences since the fall of Roe. The GOP has been up in arms over the issue ever since it became clear voters would retaliate against them.
The first blow came just two months after Roe was overturned, when Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to restrict reproductive rights in the state by moving to enshrine them in the state's constitution. More recently, Ohio did the same in last month's elections, prompting even notable Republicans to criticize the GOP's policies as "too extreme" for voters.
Democrats have won in key contests since last year's midterm elections, a development largely seen as a reaction to the radical Supreme Court decision.