Trump isn’t a politician. That’s what I’m told. And in many ways he’s not. But his new stance on abortion is the most political move I’ve ever witnessed.

Trump is saying that he’s for exceptions to abortion laws including rape, incest, and life of the mother so he doesn’t have to deal with that canard. It’s smart. The entire attack from pro-aborts about rape, incest, and life of the mother is a dodge and he is attempting to dodge it.

He’s saying that abortion is now an issue for each state to decide in an attempt to sidestep the entire issue.

Here’s the thing. Republicans have been taking a beating at the polls since Roe was overturned. Democrats have argued that Republicans want to ban abortion without any exceptions. So Trump is essentially saying he’s for exceptions and that wouldn’t even matter because it’s an issue for the states.

This is a political move so don’t tell me Trump isn’t a politician. Many conservatives are cheering this move, calling it brilliant. It may be but I care a lot less about the politics of the day as opposed to establishing a culture of life where people actually view life in the womb and out of the womb as sacred.

Trump is not a leader on life. I’ll always be grateful that he nominated three conservative justices who overturned Roe but he’s not a leader in a real sense. He’s a politician. Once again, it may be the smart move. But life in and out of the womb is not safe if we’re promulgating exceptions. Life can never truly win that way.

I’m not even saying you shouldn’t vote for the guy if you’re pro-life. I’m just saying he’s not a pro-life leader. Otto Von Bismarck called politics, ““the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.”

Trump’s position might be the most possible right now but it should end the view of him as a leader. He’s not. He might just be what’s possible right now. He might be the next best. But he is no champion of life. He’s a politician.