Trump not sure about past donations to Planned Parenthood
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Planned Parenthood must stop offering abortions among its healthcare options, adding that he can’t recall if he’s ever donated to the group.
“Look, Planned Parenthood has to stop with the abortions,” he told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“The first five tapes or six tapes, I think they were outrageous,” he said of the recent series of undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing their organization’s fetal tissue work.
“I think they were terrible, disgusting by any standpoint,” Trump added. “And they have to stop.”
Trump’s remarks follow the Center for Medical Progress’s release of a series of videos that sparked outrage over Planned Parenthood’s medical practices.
“It was terrible,” Trump said. “They talked about it almost like we’re making widgets or gadgets. They talked about it like we’re doing cars or something.”
“And it was inappropriate,” the outspoken billionaire added. “I didn’t like what I saw.”
Trump also admitted on Sunday that he could not recall whether or not he has donated to Planned Parenthood during his time in private business.
“I don’t think so,” he said when asked by Todd. “But it’s possible. I give to so many, Chuck. I give to so many organizations over the years.”
The New York business mogul additionally detailed what instances he believes make abortions permissible.
“Well, to me, I have exceptions,” Trump said. “Rape, incest, if the mother is going to die.”
“And Ronald Reagan had those same exceptions,” he added. “And many Republicans have those same exceptions.”