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Trump: Yes, I'd Shut Down the Government to End Planned Parenthood's Subsidies

Donald Trump has watched the Planned Parenthood videos. There are now five of them. And unsurprisingly, he finds them “disgraceful.” But as a newly converted pro-life advocate, he went a step further on Monday than merely denigrating the organization's stomach-churning and unethical profit-making practices. He wants the abortion giant totally defunded and therefore stripped of all taxpayer subsidies, telling interviewer Hugh Hewitt he'd even support bringing the US government to its knees to make it happen:

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HH: Alright now let me talk to you about the other big story that happened to you when you were in Great Britain the Planed Parenthood videos. Have you watched them, Donald Trump?

DT: I have. I think it was disgraceful. I have watched them, yes. …

HH: …The only way to get rid of Planned Parenthood money for selling off baby parts is to shut the government down in September. Would you support that?

DT: Well I can tell you this. I would and I was also in support if the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with Obamacare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz. You know, they left a lot of the people who really went in and wanted to do the job and you know what? If they had stuck together they would have won that battle. I think you have to in this case also, yes.

Parting question: Would he really support shutting down the government or is he just saying that? Hmmm.

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