Ruth Sherlock: The Donald's bluster only fans flames of divisive firestorm
Donald Trump has discovered that in America there is one issue that even he cannot fool with. The bloviating billionaire asserted this week that, in a Trump presidency, there would be "punishment" for women who choose to have abortions.
It was a classic move by a Republican presidential candidate for whom espousing extreme solutions to key policy issues has become a trademark: America should kill the families of jihadists (foreign policy); it should torture its prisoners (national security); ban Muslims from entering the country, and build a wall on its southern border (immigration).
And as his frontrunner status shows, his tactics have helped.