Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in a ton of trouble of his own making. How much? Well, apparently not enough to keep Donald Trump from making up crazy shit about him and then blasting it effervescently out his sigmoid colon to a phalanx of red-hatted troglodytes.
During his latest Hitler boof rally last night, Trump said this:
“The governor stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world and wrap the baby and make the baby comfortable. And then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby — execute the baby.
“Millions of innocent, beautiful babies are counting on us to protect them, and we will. That is why last week, I called on Congress … to immediately pass legislation prohibiting extreme late-term abortion.”
Okay, sure. Because that happens all the time.
ThinkProgress provides some desperately needed context:
It’s unclear what the president means by “late-term” abortion, as this isn’t a medical term, but misnomer used by anti-abortion advocates. The president may be encouraging Republican lawmakers to try to pass a 20-week abortion ban. Already, the Senate tried but failed to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks last January. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged lawmakers to pass the bill because, he claimed, a fetus can feel pain at that point in pregnancy. But evidence-based research shows a fetus is unlikely to feel pain until about 27 weeks.
Now, the president is likely using the anti-abortion movement’s latest manufactured controversy to garner support for Graham’s bill or something like it. The controversy is over Virginia’s abortion bill, which modestly loosens restrictions on abortions after the second trimester. Specifically, the bill would require only one provider, not three, to approve third-trimester abortions that occur for heath concerns.
Oh, also, Trump appeared to suggest he invented the word “caravan.”
Or maybe not. I don’t know what the fuck to think anymore. Any day now he’s gonna tell us he invented toast and that Nancy Pelosi wants to make it legal to fire underweight toddlers from T-shirt cannons into crowds of drunk soccer hooligans.
Because why not? The bigger the lie, the more his dipshit horde loves him.
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