Forget whatever part of what Trump allegedly said is quoted or explained in this article - I just watched the entire exchange. The headline is way, way more accurate than the spin of an answer under "if it was made illegal."
The exchange was quite an exploration religion, law and punishment. Most of the defense offered on this thread of Trump's statement is nonsensical if one actually watches the entire exchange.
Though generally I don't like Matthews all that much he did an excellent job on this exchange.
There was no 'gotcha' going on.