Carson Defends Trump on Abortion Answer: He Wasn’t ‘Warned’ Question Was Coming

‘What you develop with experience is how to answer that in a way that is not definitive’

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Ben Carson is defending Donald Trump after the candidate said women who have abortions should be "punished." Carson said Trump simply wasn't aware the question was coming.

"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," Carson told CNN's Erin Burnett. "That happens very frequently. What you develop with experience is how to answer that in a way that is not definitive. You know how politicians are."

"He hasn’t really learned that because he’s not a politician," Carson continued, "but 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."

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