(CNN) Donald Trump is, by all measures, going to have a very difficult time winning a second term next November.
And yet, in the last two weeks, Democrats have handed Trump two issues on a golden platter — and it’s already clear he is seizing on them.
Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act , which, among other things, takes the word “abortion” out of the state’s criminal code, ensures that doctors and clinics who provide abortions can’t be charged and codifies that abortions can be performed after 24 weeks if the fetus is not viable or the mother’s health is at serious risk.
Conservative critics — in New York and elsewhere — painted the law as overbroad and effectively legalizing abortion not only in the third trimester, but all the way to birth.
“This is going to lift up the whole pro-life movement like maybe it’s never been lifted up before,” Trump told the Daily Caller in an interview .
… The 14-page resolution envisions a shift to 100% renewable and zero-emission energy sources, and calls for the creation of millions of new high-wage jobs to help wipe out poverty.”
Trump, repeatedly, hammered at the “Green New Deal.”
Democrats are in favor of “allowing children to be ripped from their mother’s womb right up until the moment of birth,” Trump said at one point.
Talking about Northam in particular, Trump said: “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.
Just in case you missed the point, Trump drilled it home this way: “They’re becoming the party of socialism, late-term abortion, open borders and crime.”
I can imagine the eventual Democratic nominee trying to explain that the “Green New Deal” represents a radical — and necessary — rethinking of our energy consumption habits and what they mean to the long-term health of the planet.
And of the myriad fact checks that news organizations did on Trump.
In fact, the idea that media fact checkers often said Trump didn’t deal in actual facts made some decent chunk of people more likely to vote for him.
But also Trump’s most plausible path to a second term.
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