Donald Trump once promised he would "automatically" overturn Roe V Wade if he became president, but the controversial politician verbally bobbed and weaved to avoid giving a clear answer about the recent Texas abortion ban.
In a snippet of an interview which will air on September 12, the former president briefly delved into the surprising law, stating, "I know that the ruling was very complex and also probably temporary," but did not elaborate in the clip on why he believed the ruling may not stand.
When asked directly if he agreed with it, the embattled business mogul gave a non-answer, instead talking about the members of the Supreme Court.
"I will tell you this: We do have a Supreme Court that's a lot different than it was before, it was acting very strangely," he mused. "And I think, probably not in the interests of our country."
He also claimed to be "studying" the Texas law.
The highly controversial ban is now the most restrictive abortion related legislation in the country. It outlaws abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which happens very early in the pregnancy, generally around 6 weeks.
The law has been widely praised from many in the pro-life communities, but it has also received a considerable amount of outrage due to the fact many people do not realize they are pregnant until 6 weeks. Thus, the law will make abortion in the majority of cases illegal in the state of Texas.
It also does not make any exceptions for cases of rape and incest.
The law is able to go into effect because of a loophole in the wording which says state officials will not be enforcing the law, but rather private citizens — who do not need to have any prior connection to the doctor, patient, or medical facility — are given the right to sue anyone who performs an abortion, as well as anyone who helps anyone to receive an abortion.
"We're sending the ruling and we're studying also what they've done in Texas," the former Commander In Chief went on in the interview clip, saying that he has "great confidence" in the governor and other members of the state government.
"There are a lot of great people in Texas and we have a lot of fans and a lot of support in Texas." He continued, then teased that he would be "announcing something" in the near future.