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Trump’s About-Face on Abortion

By the time his first term was over, Donald J. Trump had cemented his place as the most anti-abortion president in U.S. history. Now, facing political blowback, he’s trying to change that reputation.

Lisa Lerer, a national political correspondent for The Times, discusses whether Mr. Trump’s election-year pivot can work.

Guest: Lisa Lerer, a national political correspondent for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • After months of mixed signals, former President Donald J. Trump said abortion restrictions should be left to the states.
  • On abortion, Mr. Trump chose politics over principles. Will it matter?

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 April 10, 2024  22m