The press needs to stop treating Trump’s ramblings like policy positions

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There's a Washington Post story today that tries to turn Donald Trump's thoughts on abortion into a serious report on the Republican presidential candidates' anti-abortion policies. That was a mistake, of course, because Trump does not have policies. He has reactions, little bursts of words he uses to dodge and weave subjects he’s never given a moment's thought. And in a better world, Trump's incoherence would be the focus of this type of news article.

On Sunday, Trump appeared on “Meet the Press,” during which he reflexively bashed his latest enemy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. "I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake," Trump says of DeSantis signing a "five-week or six-week ban."

Asked if he would sign federal legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks, Trump launched into His Damn Routine.

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