Trump says he has 'solution' to abortion debate

Trump says he has 'solution' to abortion debate
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE on Wednesday said he has a “solution” to the abortion rights debate, but did not provide details.

At a wide-ranging and sometimes confrontational press conference following the midterm elections, Trump was asked how he would “push forward” with his anti-abortion agenda, as promised during the campaign.

“I won’t be able to explain that to you,” Trump said. “Because it is an issue that is a very divisive, polarizing issue. But there is a solution, I think that I have that solution. And nobody else does."

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The debate over abortion rights is seeing renewed energy following the confirmation of Trump’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court can prove its independence — or its partisan capture Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Planned Parenthood plans M campaign for 2020 | Dem candidates embrace aggressive step on drug prices | Officials propose changes to encourage 'value-based' care Bans on public coverage for abortion are unjustified by science and outright harmful MORE.

Kavanaugh, a conservative justice, is seen as a potential tie-breaker to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion in the U.S., should the opportunity arise.

The president offered other vague information about his next moves following the midterms, including potential Cabinet shake-ups and his response to Democrats possibly seeking his tax returns.