Why do I keep hearing Donald Trump on radio talk shows sounding all conservativish, lately? When has Donald Trump ever been conservative? From what I can remember, he’s always been somewhat to the left on social issues – like abortion, so imagine my surprise when he told Laura Ingraham on her show, today, that he’s pro-life:
Ingraham: You and I disagree on some social issues…
Trump: What social issues do we disagree on?
Ingraham: Pro life, I think…
Trump: I’m pro life.
Ingraham: Oh you are – okay!..
Trump: Oh! You didn’t know that…
Ingraham: No..I thought you were evolving on this a little bit…
Trump: No, no. I’m pro life.
Perhaps he’s had a change of heart on abortion, I wonder …so I search the web for some inkling on that and come up with bupkis. As far as I can see, he’s always been pro-choice.
I support a woman’s right to choose, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures. When Tim Russert asked me on Meet the Press if I would ban partial-birth abortion, my pro-choice instincts led me to say no. After the show, I consulted two doctors I respect and, upon learning more about this procedure, I have concluded that I would support a ban.
Source: The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p. 31-32 Jul 2, 2000
I’d like to hear an explanation for this change of heart. How did his “pro-choice instincts” evolve into “I’m pro-life!”
Here he is on CNN, supporting Hillary Clinton and bashing Bush back in 2007 (when it was oh-so fashionable to do so).
Oh, he also recently donated $50,000 to Rahm Emanuel’s Mayoral Campaign.
For me, that’s a WTF moment.