President Donald Trump spotted Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) in the White House’s Blue Room at the National Prayer Breakfast last week and got “in his face” about the abortion issue currently being debated in New York and Virginia.
“He saw a Democrat in the room, a Democrat who’s known to be a person of faith, and he was like, ‘Why aren’t you speaking out about this?’” a source told Politico. Coons is a devout Presbyterian.
Trump, who once called himself “very pro-choice,” has turned to this issue to deflect from his myriad recent political losses (including a likely concession on the border wall) and, some sources told Politico, due to a true growing conviction on the subject.
The White House has been trying to woo back Evangelical voters, many of whom see abortion as the crowning political issue.
New York and Virginia are considering allowing women to have late-term abortions if the labor would imperil their “health” in the former or “mental or physical health” in the latter. The state legislation is widely seen as a reaction to codify abortion rights under threat by a Trump-molded judiciary.