After kicking Roger Ailes' ass, Donald Trump agreed to go back on Fox News and gave a long interview with Sean Hannity. The topic finally came around to Planned Parenthood and instead of taking the typical Republican party line that Planned Parenthood is evil, Trump prasied the organization for helping and offering up valuable services to women.
"Let's say there is two Planned Parenthoods in a way. You have it as an abortion clinic. Now that's actually a fairly small part of what they do, but it's a brutal part and I'm totally against it and I wouldn't do that," Trump told Hannity. "They also however service women."
"We have to help women," he continued. "We have to look at the positives, also, for Planned Parenthood."
Hannity then asked if the government should provide any funds to groups that perform abortions, even if government money does not directly fund those procedures.
"Maybe unless they stop with the abortions, we don’t do the funding for the stuff that we want," Trump said in response. "There are many ways you can do that, because I'm totally against the abortion aspect at Planned Parenthood, but I've had many women, I've had many Republican conservative women come up and say Planned Parenthood serves a good function other than that one aspect."
Trump also differed with the leading voices of the GOP by supporting abortions when a pregnancy threatens the life of the mother. Planned Parenthood applauded Trump’s remarks on CNN.
“Donald Trump seems to have realized that banning all abortions, shutting down the government, and defunding Planned Parenthood are extreme positions that are way too far outside the mainstream for even him to take,” said spokesman Eric Ferrero in a statement.
“We hope that the rest of the GOP field will wake up and reconsider their extreme and unpopular positions on defunding preventive care, abortion bans, and the other economic issues that women and their families care about,” Ferrero continued. threatens the life of the mother.
And of course the pro-life wingnuts were not happy with his supportive words. That's always a good sign.