Amanda Carpenter: Donald Trump ‘Likes to Tell People What They Want to Hear’

‘The thing that happened with Donald Trump here is that he was unable to clearly articulate and defend a conservative position in the face of liberal opposition’

CARPENTER: "Well, here’s the thing. A gaffe is bigger than a gaffe when it taps into a broader concern about a candidate. And the thing that happened with Donald Trump here is that he was unable to clearly articulate and defend a conservative position in the face of liberal opposition, which was Chris Matthews here. Chris Matthews baited him into adopting the most extreme position on abortion that really is out of step with the pro-life community. And so this really gets to Donald Trump as a candidate. People are worried that he’s going to fold under pressure. He likes to tell people what they want to hear, and that’s exactly what he did in that interview."

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