Trump: Shut Down Government to Defund Planned Parenthood

Donald Trump voiced his support in shutting down the federal government in order to defund Planned Parenthood.

The Republican presidential contender was asked on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” Monday night if he supported letting the government shut down in September in order to defund Planned Parenthood. “Well I can tell you this: I would,” Trump replied.

The comments come in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos showing organization officials discussing the sale of fetal tissues. Republicans have expressed outrage, while pro-abortion rights groups say the videos have been heavily edited and are extremely misleading.

The last time Republicans attempted to shut down the government over something: Obamacare in 2013, which failed.