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Trump Said His Opinions On Abortion Have “Grown More Conservative Over The Years.”

According to the Gannett News Service, “Donald Trump said while his opinions on same-sex marriage and abortion have grown more conservative over the years, he never truly favored either. ‘As I’ve grown older, as I’ve seen things happen in life, I’ve changed my views — and others have also,’ he said Wednesday. When Trump considered a bid for president with the Reform Party a decade ago, he said he thought gay couples should have the same rights as heterosexual marriage couples for inheritance, insurance and other matters, but he opposed making same-sex marriage legal. And he supported a woman’s right to choose an abortion. Today, he said abortion should be legal only in cases of rape or incest or when the health of the mother is at risk — a position out of step with many religious conservatives who believe life begins at conception. ‘Ronald Reagan /had the same basic stances I had, and I absolutely believe in the three instances’ of exception, he said.” [Gannett News Service, 4/21/11]

Trump’s History Of Sexism

Trump Wrote That Women Were Successful On The Apprentice Due To Their “Sex Appeal.” In his book How To Get Rich, Trump wrote, “The early victories by the women on The Apprentice were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal.” [Trump: How To Get Rich, p. 94, 2004]

Trump Sent Reporter Gail Collins Her Column With Her Picture Circled And “The Face Of A Dog!” Written Over It. According to the New York Times, “During one down period, I referred to him in print as a ‘financially embattled thousandaire’ and he sent me a copy of the column with my picture circled and ‘The Face of a Dog!’ written over it.” [New York Times, 4/1/11]

Trump Said Angelia Jolie Has “Been With So Many Guys She Makes Me Look Like A Baby…I Just Don’t Even Find Her Attractive.” In an interview with Larry King, Trump said, “She’s been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby, OK, with the other side. And, I just don’t even find her attractive.” [CNN, 10/9/06]

Trump Called Rosie O’Donnell A “Big, Fat Pig.” According to Fox News, “The holiday cease-fire between Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump ended with new bombs dropped by both, with Trump calling O’Donnell a ‘big, fat pig’ and ‘bully’ who was ‘cracking up’ after O’Donnell posted writings on her blog implying Trump was a ‘pimp.’” [Fox News, 12/29/06]