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Clinton ad slams Trump for calling pregnancy ‘an inconvenience’

Hillary Clinton is spotlighting Donald Trump’s remarks that pregnancy is “an inconvenience for a business” in a new video clip.

Clinton tweeted the video Friday morning, calling it “the first in a new series” exploring controversial statements by Trump, “your possible next president.”

{mosads}“Well, you know, pregnancy is never — it’s a wonderful thing for the woman, it’s a wonderful thing for the man, it’s certainly an inconvenience for a business,” Trump says in the clip.

The video is from a 2004 interview the business mogul gave to NBC News.

Clinton is pivoting her campaign to focus on Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, even as her Democratic primary race continues.

She told CNN on Thursday she can’t wait to face off with Trump.

“Look, I’m ready for his fantasy campaign and the outrageous things he’s going to say,” Clinton said.

“I know Donald Trump says outrageous things all the time, but today he officially clinched the Republican nomination, so this is now as real as it gets,” she continued. “This man, who is an unqualified loose cannon, is within reach of the most important job in the world, so it should concern every American.”

Trump raised eyebrows in late March by saying that women deserve punishment for getting illegal abortions.

“There has to be some form of punishment,” he told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during an interview

“People in certain parts of the Republican Party, conservative Republicans, would say, ‘yes, they should be punished,’ ” Trump added when pressed on his initial answer.

Trump quickly softened his initial remarks, arguing later the same day that he would not personally seek such measures.

“If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld the legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman,” he said in a statement.

“The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed — like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.”

Clinton has promised to go after Trump on abortion, gender and women’s healthcare.

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