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Carson Defends Trump: He Didn’t Have Time To Think About Abortion Question

Dr. Ben Carson, who has endorsed Donald Trump since dropping out of the race, defended the candidate’s suggestion that women should be punished criminally for having abortions, a legal procedure he said he would “ban.”

“Well bear in mind, I don’t believe that he was warned that that question was coming, and I don’t think he really had a chance to really think about it,” he told CNN.

“That happens very frequently, and you know, what you develop with experience is how to answer that in a way that is not definitive,” the former GOP candidate added. “You know how politicians are. He hasn’t really learned that because he’s not a politician.”

The Hill reports:

Carson, who endorsed Trump after dropping out of the race, went on to say that Trump was later able to come up with a more “informed” answer.

“He has now had time to come back and think about it, and to talk with his people about it, and come up with a more rational and informed type of answer.” 

Trump released a statement after the interview saying the abortion provider would be held responsible, not the woman. 

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