Republican Party Deals With Donald Trump's Abortion Comments

Alex Veras has been all-in for Donald Trump.

"I like somebody who is scaring the heck out of the establishment. That's what I like," said Veras. "But now, it's getting to the point where were scaring the heck out of America."

Veras is having a change of heart this week after a series of Trump controversies, one involving the arrest of his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and comments, like calling NATO "obsolete" - but particularly when Trump told MSNBC's Chris Matthews, "There has to be some sort of punishment" for women who have abortions.

"The answer was a horrible answer," said Veras, who explains that his support for Trump is "trying."

The question is, is Veras typical of a minority or majority of Trump supporters? Is this the week when Trump's success takes a turn?

"I don't think it is a tipping point for Trump. I think it's a short-term issue," said Republican political consultant Rob Gray.

Gray says Trump has had plenty of slip-ups, and they've never hurt him before.

"His fuel is anti-Washington sentiment," Gray said. "People who want to take on terrorism and immigration with a sledgehammer and those people aren't going to be scared off by a comment on abortion"

The Trump supporters Gray refers to do exist in Massachusetts. But they are not always willing to go public. Two such Massachusetts female Trump supporters made some scathing comments.

"The Lewandowski story is bogus and frankly I don't care what he said about punishing women, I think it was stupid but Chris Mathews is a jerk.
I think he misspoke and while that was a mistake I am over it," one said.

"I Can't stand Cruz or Kasich and I won't vote for Romney or Ryan, so they better not try and steal the nomination," said another.

"They'd rather have a tough candidate who makes mistakes than a polite candidate who toes the line in terms of political correctness," Gray said of Trump's supporters.

As for Veras, he's already looking ahead - way ahead.

"We may have to wait till 2020," Veras said.

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