Tantaros on Trump's Abortion Comment: 'Walked Into Trap That Helps Hillary'
Donald Trump drew swift condemnation for suggesting that women who have abortions should be punished if the procedure ever becomes illegal in the United States.
After the comments started to circulate on social media, Trump walked them back:
"If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed - like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions."
Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and John Kasich pounced on the statement, with Clinton calling it "among the most outrageous and dangerous" statements she's heard from a presidential candidate.
Cruz said it demonstrates "how little Trump has thought" about serious issues facing the country.
The Outnumbered panel reacted this afternoon, with Andrea Tantaros pointing out that Trump essentially "walked into a trap."
"He walked into exactly what Hillary Clinton wanted him to walk into, which is a trap that she can take and push out in mailers and they can get their upcoming gender war," she said.
Tantaros said this gives Clinton and the left more ammunition for a "gender war" if Trump is the GOP nominee.
She also criticized Chris Matthews for asking an "absurd" hypothetical question that Trump should have brushed off.
Watch the discussion above.