It’s no secret that things haven’t been going well for Donald Trump here lately. The ex-president, who so desperately tried to center himself as a “kingmaker” among the GOP, has suffered some pretty brutal losses throughout the primary midterm elections, and it looks like there are more to come down the pike.
So, suffice it to say, Trump is already feeling quite nervous that his death grip power grab over the Republican party is beginning to weaken right before his eyes.
Now, Rolling Stone reports that the disgraced, washed-up former president is feeling the heat in yet another regard — as he allegedly tells his closest insiders and allies that he fears the potential overturning of Roe V. Wade could very well cost him his chances at another White House term, should he decide to run again in 2024, as “suburban women” may punish him at the polls.
One insider source said, per the publication, “Suburban women have been a recurring concern for [former] President Trump, including during the 2020 campaign, when his smarter advisers were sounding the alarm to him about how he was losing suburbs.”
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“He is … worried women in the suburbs could punish him for this one day, [too],” the insider added.
While Trump spent a lot of his campaign days, especially back in 2016, peddling a “pro-life” platform, the scandal-ridden ex-president has been uncharacteristically quiet on the topic since an opinion draft was leaked and published by Politico, suggesting that the United States Supreme Court could overturn Roe V. Wade — a landmark decision made in 1973, protecting a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion without undue government interference or restrictions. The former guy has not referenced the matter in any of his “Truth” posts on his floundering Truth Social platform and has only touched on the topic once during a rally, as noted by Rolling Stone.
Two insider sources told the publication that Trump’s silence on the topic of abortion is “intentional and calculated.”
The report claims Trump has been expressing his fears to his closest insiders and noting that suburban women typically lean much further towards pro-choice values than the typical, mainstream Republican party. The outlet reports that Trump has told numerous allies that he fears his enemies could “use it against him” in 2024 if he were to push too hard on the Roe V. Wade topic this far ahead of the election season.
A source told Rolling Stone that during a small gathering this month, Trump said, “Suburban women — some who voted for me — they don’t like it when we talk about it.”
Funnily enough, back in 1999, Trump himself told NBC “I’m very pro-choice.” In addition, former Apprentice employee and vocal Trump critic Noel Casler has claimed that Trump himself has paid for his mistresses to obtain abortions.
Donald’s position on the topic only seemed to do a complete 180 once he was running for president on the Republican ticket in 2016. During his campaign, Donald Trump publicly promised to select judges for the Supreme Court who would “automatically” overturn Roe v Wade. He seems to have made good on that promise, as three of his hand-picked appointees — Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Neil Gorsuch — have allegedly agreed to the controversial draft opinion.
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