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Biden campaign blasts potential second Trump term as ‘straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale’

President Biden’s reelection campaign said Tuesday that a second term for former President Trump would be “straight out of the Handmaid’s Tale.”

The criticism toward the former president comes in light of a Politico report detailing how Trump allies are working on infusing “Christian nationalist ideas” into a potential second term.

“This is straight out of the Handmaid’s Tale. Nationwide abortion bans, attacks on same-sex marriage, and restrictions on contraception — this is the horrifying reality being openly discussed by Team Trump and the likely architects of his second term agenda,” said Biden campaign spokesperson Lauren Hitt.

The Biden campaign outlined that Trump has said he would be dictator for a day at the start of a new administration and pointed to a Rolling Stone report that the former president would embrace recommendations from the conservative Heritage Foundation in a second term.

“Every day Donald Trump openly supports an agenda of restricting Americans’ freedoms, dividing our country, and attacking our rights. That’s what he will do as president. It’s not who we are as Americans,” Hitt said. “Like they’ve done election after election, Americans will reject Donald Trump and his out-of-touch extremism again this November.”

The campaign also pointed to a New York Times report that said Trump told advisers and allies that he favors a 16-week ban on abortion, a story that the Trump campaign pushed back on but didn’t contradict.

Trump has over the past year repeatedly dodged when asked whether he would sign a national abortion ban if reelected, but Democrats seized on the new report as evidence Trump would push for one if he wins.

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