Trump at CPAC: ‘Who Said I’m Pro-Choice?’

February 10, 2011 - 7:29 PM

(CNSNews.com) – Real estate mogul and possible 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested he may not be “pro-choice,” in favor of abortion, before he spoke to a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.  In a book he wrote in 2000, Trump said he supported “a woman’s right to choose.”

Before Trump entered the ballroom at the Marriott Wardman Hotel to speak, CNSNews.com asked him, “Do you think your pro-choice stance will affect your run for president of the United States?”

“Who said I’m pro-choice?” Trump replied before being pulled away by handlers.

In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, Trump said, “I support a woman’s right to choose, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures."

On Nov. 18, 2010, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Trump, “Are you pro-choice?”

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Donald Trump (AP Photo)

Trump said, “I am -- well, I don't want to discuss right now, but you will be shocked when I give you that answer. … Well, you will be very surprised when I give you -- I'm going to make a decision [about running for president]. And when I make a decision I'll let you know about that. But, I think you'll probably be surprised.”

Then, in an interview yesterday with talk-radio host Laura Ingraham, Trump said, “I am pro-life.”