Jill Biden blasts Donald Trump abortion position ahead of Doral rally
Jill Biden. Image via AP.

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'Men like Donald Trump, they underestimate the power of women because they don't understand it.'

First Lady Jill Biden is wading into Florida Politics for the second time in two days, denouncing Donald Trump during a call with press.

In an economical two-minute speech said to be “between meetings,” Jill Biden told reporters that Trump was no “moderate” on the abortion issue, laying blame on the former President’s trio of Supreme Court picks for rollbacks in reproductive rights.

“Two years ago, the Supreme Court took away women’s constitutional right to make our own health care decisions,” Biden said.

“Since that time, I’ve met women who have been forced to travel across state lines for care. Women whose doctors have told them that they were in medical danger but not enough to get the abortion care, mothers who tell me how worried they are that their daughters now have fewer rights than we had and who can’t believe we have to fight for our most basic freedoms all over again.”

The First Lady went on to question Trump “trying to tell women he’s a moderate on reproductive rights.”

“Does he think we forgot that his Supreme Court justices killed Roe v. Wade and that he brags about it? Does he think we don’t know that he wants to roll back access to contraception and he could jeopardize IVF treatments? Does he think he can pivot away from a career of diminishing and denigrating women? Well, women haven’t forgotten and we can’t be fooled,” Biden added.

The Republican platform approved Monday had a heavy influence from Trump, and it offers more nuanced language on abortion than that seen from many Republicans nationally.

“We proudly stand for families and Life. We believe that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees that no person can be denied Life or Liberty without Due Process, and that the States are, therefore, free to pass Laws protecting those Rights,” the platform reads,

“After 51 years, because of us, that power has been given to the States and to a vote of the People. We will oppose Late Term Abortion, while supporting mothers and policies that advance Prenatal Care, access to Birth Control, and IVF (fertility treatments).”

Biden and other Democrats clearly don’t buy that the decision not to advocate for national abortion restrictions means the GOP has moderated its position. The First Lady added that the former President “has spent years telling us exactly who he is and we believe him.”

“Here’s the thing about men like Donald Trump, they underestimate the power of women because they don’t understand it.”

Biden also offered warnings of what a second Trump term would be like in remarks to military families Monday in Tampa.

“I want you to remember what it felt like on the morning after the 2016 election, when we fell short. Remember that feeling — how you woke up, and you said to yourself, ‘Oh, my God, what just happened?’ We can’t let that happen again. … We can’t take anything for granted. We have to meet this moment as if our freedoms are at risk — because they are. As if our democracy is on the line — because it is.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Impeach Biden

    July 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Queen Jill likes the White House. Queen Jill likes riding around in AF-1. Looks like the Zombie leaders are hiding Joe, just like they did when they iced Ka Mana after her Southern Border failure.

  • lynn johnson

    July 9, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    At the end of the day, abortion is what it plainly is: KILLING, The legal right, to KILL a helpless BABY, without prosecution.

    We are way past the debate of ” baby vs. group of cells, ” etc..
    Everyone who is gonna vote for ANY abortion legislation, should have to view and ultrasound and photos of the baby killing procedure.

    I will never understand why type of KILLING, has ever been an exception in this seriously messed up country called the USA.

    • MH/Duuuval

      July 9, 2024 at 5:31 pm

      Short answer: It is none of your damn bidness what a woman chooses to do with her womb.

      If you’re so conscience stricken, do something to improve the infant and maternal mortality rate, just to name one option. Or work to decrease childhood poverty.

  • Impeach Biden

    July 9, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    In this day and age of modern contraception, why do the Zombie Democrats want to make this a leading issue on their platform? I am in complete favor of a woman’s right in this matter, but please ladies use contraception, and that goes for the guys as well.

  • ScienceBLVR

    July 9, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    The point is and always has been viability. Collections of cells may possibly make a “baby” at some developmental interval, but until and if that level is reached, it’s not killing a baby. Don’t be ridiculous. As we know, the vast majority of terminations happen very early in the developmental cycle, so that argument doesn’t apply. The messed up part is depending on your geographic location, this very important decision may be given to those with no skin or womb in the game. And that, my friends, is due to Trump and the MAGAdonians. Thanks for reminding us of that, Dr. Biden:)

  • MH/Duuuval

    July 9, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    It’s hypocritical — to say the least — when a MAGA fanatic claims to be in complete favor of a woman’s right to choose. Again, this is the typical muddled “thinking” the world has come to expect of Trump’s followers.

    • Impeach Biden

      July 9, 2024 at 5:44 pm

      Why do you question my stance on this issue? I have always beeen in favor of a woman’s right here for many, many years. Many Repubs are free and open thinkers. We aren’t zombies like your group

      • MH/Duuuval

        July 10, 2024 at 12:46 pm

        Yet, you line up behind your great leader like schoolchildren. He says Jump, and you say How high?

        I am starting to believe that the Big Lie, based upon repletion, it most effective in confirming the liar’s point of view.

    • Impeach Biden

      July 9, 2024 at 5:55 pm

      MAGA fanatic? MH has TDS. Your boy Biden just might be the ticket for Trump to get back in. You and the zombie press, please keep protecting and covering for him. This has been a great recruiting tool for the Republican Party.

      • MH/Duuuval

        July 10, 2024 at 12:47 pm

        Keep whistling past the MAGA graveyard.

  • Elvis Pitts "The Sage BIG VOICE On The RIGHT" AMERICAN

    July 9, 2024 at 6:54 pm

    By returning abortion to the States its no longer “Dook 4 Brains Leftist’s” fodder to beat the citizens over the heads with in Federal elections.
    Should sombody tell Jill?
    No let her continue her irellevant to this election foolish babbel.

  • Susan

    July 9, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    It is insulting to women to assume women are just single issue voters who do not have a huge range of issues to contend with. I don’t have any faith in Jo-jill or whatever lies they are telling us now. The G0P has painted itself into a corner on the abortion issue and is now furiously back-peddling. Florida and all these states with draconian measures are starting to see a backlash and will find themselves on the wrong side. But empty suit democrats are not going to win my vote by dangling a single issue in my face as they have done for years. Women have a lot more to deal with than just this one issue. Like literally fighting to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. What does screaming Jill have to say about that? Crickets.

    • Elvis Pitts "The Sage BIG VOICE On The RIGHT" AMERICAN

      July 9, 2024 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Susan for your Love and Support of me, Elvis Pitts American.
      Live long and prosper,

  • ScienceBLVR

    July 9, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    Women’s Reproductive Rights aren’t a single issue, they are just one more aspect of the real issue- the degradation and forcible submission to the paternal power structure women have historically been forced to live under. Starting with the man made construct, organized religion, women have been relegated to second class status in most parts of the world for eons. Even in this country, women have only had the right to cast a vote for any issue for a century.
    This issue, men telling women what they can do with their bodies – that’s just the symptom this time.The war is still going on, and a vote for this issue is a vote for female empowerment. I know what team I’m on and they got my vote without question.

    • Elvis Pitts "The Sage BIG VOICE On The RIGHT" AMERICAN

      July 9, 2024 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you Bill Nye The Science Gou for your 100% Agrerment, love, and Adoration of everything “Elvis Pitts American”.,

    • My pronoun is?

      July 9, 2024 at 8:45 pm

      There is no war here in this country with regards to women and their rights. Move to Afghanistan, Iraq and others and let us know how it goes with your rights. We currently have a female VP in the US. Many of our political leaders are women. A woman in this country can be the bread winner, home maker or only fans influencer. Whatever they want to do is the bottom line.

      • Elvis Pitts "THE BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" American

        July 10, 2024 at 6:40 am

        Excellant job at kicking the Dook 4 Brains Leftys in their teeth my Sage Patriot “Pronoun”.
        You are an up and coming Sage Patriot Poster following in my footsteps.
        I’m so proud of you Son,
        Elvis Pitts “Go-To-Political-Prognistater” American

        • ScienceBLVR

          July 10, 2024 at 11:45 am

          You mean, Peachy/Pushaw, not Pronoun, right? You’d think it/he/she, would try to use different terminology to throw us off. Not that clever it seems..

          • Not Woke

            July 11, 2024 at 8:03 am

            I’m not trying to throw you off Rebekah Jones, my phony scientist. Abortion is off the Repub plate. So what you libs gonna jump up and down about now?

      • MH/Duuuval

        July 10, 2024 at 12:50 pm

        Except where MAGAs are increasingly limited their right to control their bodies, that is, most red states.

        You have told this lie so frequently you now believe it — but no woman will. Nor most men — especially those who are busy taking away women’s reproductive rights.

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