Days after his comments on abortion evoked a firestorm of criticism, Donald Trump said in an interview set to air this weekend that laws regarding abortions should remain as they are, NBC News reports.
"At this moment the laws are set – and I think we have to leave it that way," Trump told CBS' "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson after several questions on the issue in an interview that will air Sunday.
Hours after the excerpt of the new interview was released, Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks denied that Trump's comments amounted to a reversal, saying Trump "gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now – until he is President."
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The Republican front-runner's campaign had to backtrack after Trump told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday that he thinks abortion should be illegal.