The president referenced a 2019 Virginia bill supported by Gov. Ralph Northam, which opponents said would permit abortion even while a woman was in active labor.
During dispute over the bill, Northam said on a talk radio show that that if a baby were sufficiently disabled at birth, it could be "kept comfortable" and might be resuscitated if the mother wished, and there could be a "conversation" between doctors and the mother regarding what should be done with the baby.
Trump also talked about a June 18 Supreme Court decision that keeps intact the DACA program, which Trump has made efforts to terminate.
On DACA, Trump said that "What we want to do is win the case and then work it out."
"They're not going to have anything to worry about," Trump said of DACA recipients, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
While the president has said he is willing to make a deal on immigration reform to preserve the DACA program, some U.S. bishops have said that approach amounts to using DACA recipients as leverage in a political debate.
On June 18, the U.S. bishops' conference urged President Trump "to strongly reconsider terminating DACA," citing the plight of immigrant families during the new coronavirus pandemic. To end the program "needlessly places many families into further anxiety and chaos," they said.
Trump was also asked about allegations by former National Security Advisor John Bolton that the president approved of the construction of internment camps in which up to one million Uighur people have been detained in the Xinjiang region of China.
The allegations are contained in "The Room Where It Happened," a memoir by Bolton to be released June 23.
"The book is a total lie, or mostly a lie," the president said, noting that in his view Bolton violated the law by including classified information in his book.
"Everybody was in the room and nobody heard what Bolton heard," Trump said of the allegations concerning the internment of the Uighur people in forced labor and "reeducation" camps.
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The president also spoke about his concerns that mail-in ballots in the upcoming presidential election could lead to a "rigged election," and offered comments on police reform and his belief that states which have not reopened their economies amid the coronavirus are keeping health measures intact for partisan political purposes.
Commenting on the country's racial strife, Trump told Arroyo that because of his efforts on criminal justice reform and other policy initiatives, "I did more for our black population than anybody other than Abraham Lincoln. And nobody's even close."
The president remarked on a June 6 open letter written to him by former apostolic nuncio Archbishop Carlo Viganò.
The letter said that "it appears that the children of darkness – whom we may easily identify with the deep state which you wisely oppose and which is fiercely waging war against you in these days – have decided to show their cards, so to speak, by now revealing their plans."
Viganò added that some bishops are "subservient to the deep state, to globalism, to aligned thought, to the New World Order which they invoke ever more frequently in the name of a universal brotherhood which has nothing Christian about it, but which evokes the Masonic ideals of those want to dominate the world by driving God out of the courts, out of schools, out of families, and perhaps even out of churches."
The president said that he thinks Vigano's letter is accurate, calling it a "tremendous letter of support from the Catholic Church."