In an MSNBC town hall interview with host Chris Matthews — to be aired Wednesday night at 8 p.m. — GOP frontrunner Donald Trump made a severely uninformed comment about his plan to punish women for getting illegal abortions.
Asked if he'd criminalize abortion, Trump said, "There has to be some form of punishment."
"For the woman?" Matthews clarified.
"Yeah," Trump said.
When asked if he thought a man should also be held accountable for an abortion, Trump doubled down: "I would say no."
True to form, Trump didn't elaborate what that "punishment" would be.
His new stance is so far right as to represent a perfect balance of ignorance and pandering. And opponents have taken to his medium of choice, Twitter, to air their grievances: