The Alabama state lawmaker being blasted over his bizarre statements on abortion made disturbing comments about Donald Trump, Jr., on Thursday, calling the first son “retarded” and saying he should have been aborted.
“He’s evidently retarded. Uh, crazy,” embattled Democratic Rep. John Rogers told reporters in Alabama, according to WVTM-TV news. “Donald Trump’s son, I know there’s something wrong with that boy.”
The 78-year-old Birmingham pol was responding to Trump Jr. calling his comments on Alabama’s new abortion law “stomach curling.”
In voicing opposition to the bill, criminalizing nearly all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, Rogers had said: “Some kids are unwanted. So you kill them now or you kill them later.”
“You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved — you send them to the electric chair,” he added. “So, you kill them now or kill them later.”
The remarks were slammed by conservatives including Trump.
But Rogers wasn’t fazed, saying it was an “honor” to be rebuked by Trump Jr.
The first son is “the best defense I got for abortion right there – looking at him,” Rogers told reporters.
“His mother should’ve aborted him when he was born or he wouldn’t have made that stupid comment, right?”
The measure passed 74-3 in the state’s GOP-led House on Tuesday, making it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of the pregnancy. The only exception is when there’s a serious risk to the mother’s health.
Democrats attempted to amend the bill with an exemption for rape and incest, but the representatives voted 72-26 to table that measure.
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