Trump Falsely Claims Gov. Ralph Northam Called to ‘Execute the Baby!’

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President Donald Trump continued the false narrative surrounding controversial comments made by Governor Ralph Northam, falsely asserting that “executing” a newborn baby is an option being suggested by advocates of controversial bills addressing late-term abortions. During a “Finish the Wall” themed political rally in El Paso, Texas, President Trump reviewed many of the hot-button political issues of the day to a crowd of adoring supporters. “Democrats are also pushing extreme late-term abortion” Trump introduced the segment to lustful boos. He then detailed what Northam said in a manner that can only be described as purposefully misleading. “So in Virginia, the governor…. stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world, and wrap the baby, make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother & talk to the father and then execute the baby. Execute the baby!” Northam’s comments on the radio program two weeks ago were awkward, but he never spoke about infanticide or “executing a baby.” He was specifically talking about the heart-wrenching scenario of how medical professionals and expectant parents deal with nonviable newborns, an issue of life-support or DNR procedures. To claim that Northam was suggesting executing a newborn is a patent and provable lie, and to use the tragic circumstance of a nonviable newborn (who has, by definition, no chance to live) to score cheap political points has surprisingly gone unchecked by the very media outlets Trump claims to be so biased against him. Watch above via CSPAN.

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