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Trump Criticizes DeSantis' Abortion Ban, Sparking Backlash from Conservatives

Former President Donald Trump has criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' six-week abortion ban, calling it a "terrible thing" and a "terrible mistake." Trump's comments have sparked backlash from conservatives, who say that the issue may hurt him in a potential 2024 Republican primary.

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Trump's comments come as he seeks a third candidacy for the Oval Office against his former protégé DeSantis and a multitude of GOP and Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Trump made the comments during an interview on MSNBC's "Meet the Press" over the weekend. He was pressed on his abortion stance as voters turn their attention toward the 2024 presidential election.

Trump, who is considering running for president again in 2024, said that he would work with Democrats to pass abortion legislation. He also said that he would support a 15-week federal abortion ban, a number that is being discussed by some lawmakers.

Trump's comments on abortion have drawn criticism from conservatives, who say that the issue may hurt him in a potential 2024 Republican primary. Pro-life activists have accused Trump of "attacking the very pro-life laws made possible by Roe’s overturning" and of being "willing to compromise on babies’ lives so pro-abort Dems ‘like him.’”

Trump's campaign has not responded to requests for comment.

Trump's comments come as he and DeSantis are both seen as potential contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. DeSantis has been gaining popularity among Republicans in recent months, while Trump's approval ratings have declined.

It is unclear how Trump's comments will impact his relationship with DeSantis. However, they do highlight the divisions within the Republican Party on the issue of abortion.

It will also be interesting to see how Trump's comments on abortion play out in the 2024 presidential election. If he does decide to run, he will likely face criticism from both pro-life and pro-choice voters.

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