Sunday, October 30, 2022

the last book I ever read (Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, excerpt five)

from Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman:

When pressed in interviews, Trump often struggled to articulate his position on those issues as clearly as he did in the pages of a ghostwritten book. “I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion,” he told NBC’s Tim Russert. “I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still—I just believe in choice. And, again, it may be a little bit of a New York background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country.” When King asked Trump if he thought universal health care was “an entitlement of birth,” Trump didn’t appear to understand the question. “I think it is,” Trump said. “It’s an entitlement to this country, and too bad the world can’t be, you know, in this country. But the fact is, it’s an entitlement to this country if we’re going to have a great country.”

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