Trump Claims Virginia’s Governor Murdered A Baby
President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a Thursday interview that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) “executed a baby,” The Independent reports.
Trump said during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity: "He doesn't want to talk about it. But he [Joe Biden] endorsed the Virginia governor [Ralph Northam] who ... executed a baby.”
The president continued: “[Northam] executed a baby ... the baby can be born, and then you can kill the baby. And he's totally in favor of that.”
It was not immediately clear what the president was referring to when he said that governor Northam, a Democrat, supports "executing" babies.
However, Mr Trump's remarks may have been referring to a January 2019 interview Mr Northam gave to Washington radio station WTOP, in which he voiced support for a state measure that would significantly loosen restrictions on late-term abortions.
Under the bill, which failed to make it out of the sub-committee stage, mothers would be allowed to have abortions at any point in the pregnancy up until the point of childbirth — but only in cases where there was a risk to the mother’s physical or mental safety.