- When NBC published excerpts last week of the “Meet The Press” interview with former President Donald Trump, one portion in particular piqued the interest of the Joe Biden campaign’s rapid response operation.
- In the interview, Trump called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ six-week abortion ban “terrible” and claimed to seek “peace” on the issue. “I’m going to come together with all groups, and we’re going to have something that’s acceptable,” he told MTP moderator Kristen Welker.
For Biden world, this was a flashing red light. The former president — who has called himself the “most pro-life” president in history and whose appointment of three conservative justices paved the way for Roe v. Wade to be overturned last summer — was attempting, in their minds, to weasel himself into a more moderate position on an issue proven to be a vulnerability for the Republican Party.