Trump’s Trouble With Women Having A Ripple Effect

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Houston - Donald Trump is having some trouble with women.

During an interview, Chris Matthews asked, "Do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no as a principle?"

"The answer is there has to be some form of punishment," Trump responded.

"For the woman?" Matthews retorted.

"Yeah," Trump said.

That comment created a firestorm, causing Trump to later clarify his position that, if abortion became illegal in the US, "the doctor or person performing the act upon a woman" would be held liable, not the woman.

"The Donald" has another female controversy, though, after a group of women in the media called on Trump to fire his campaign manager charged with "battery" of a female reporter...all captured on video.

Trump addressed the campaign manager scandal with reporters. "I looked at the tape-- and by the way, if he was that way, I would have fired him in two seconds, I couldn't care less-- but I looked at the tape."

Of course, Hillary Clinton is throwing her two cents in on Trump's positions. "It's cynical, it's wrong and it goes against everything New York and America stand for," Clinton demanded.

Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz seems to be embracing all the women he can.

Well, at least at a rally in Wisconsin.

Cruz said women make up the majority of voters, "and every issue...is a woman's issue."

Trump's trouble with women could mean big trouble for the Republican party in November.

But what do the voters think?

"I like Donald Trump," Beth Graves shared. "He is not your traditional politician. I'm kind of liking to shake up Washington a little bit."

"I don't lean toward's Donald Trump," Kieara Washington said. "I think he has an issue with women-- I don't know if it's women in power, but he seems to be more so against women-- and also minorities."

For now, the debate rages on.