The Republican frontrunner admits that he misspoke on abortion comments and that
By CANDACE SMITH
April 3, 2016, 4:27 PM
• 3 min read
-- By Donald Trump’s own admission, the past week was a bad one, even for the controversy-prone candidate.
"Was this my best week? I guess not," he admitted on Fox News Sunday.
The embattled Republican frontrunner was dealing with the aftermath of his comments that suggested that women should be punished for abortion, then recanting and amending his statement in various forms over the following days.
But for the businessman who rarely admits a mistake, today he admitted two.
"Yes. I would have rather answered it in a different manner," he said on "Fox News Sunday" of his initial comments.
Trump had also come under fire for retweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, the wife of his rival, Sen. Ted Cruz. In the past, Trump had doubled down on the picture, saying that Cruz had started the battle of the wives.
On Sunday, however, Trump offered a mea culpa, of sorts.
"If I had it to do again, I probably wouldn't have sent it. I didn't think it was particularly bad, but I probably wouldn't have sent it,” he said.
This particular quarrel began after an anti-Trump Super PAC that is not connected with the Cruz campaign ran an ad using a nude photo of Trump's wife Melania from an old GQ photoshoot. Cruz called the ad that used Melania's photo "deplorable" and denied having anything to do with it.
Since then, the two have sparred back and forth, Trump threatening to "spill the beans" on Heidi Cruz, days before a National Enquirer report suggested that Cruz had been unfaithful to his wife. Cruz responded by calling Trump "a sniveling coward" and warning Trump to leave his wife "the hell alone."