Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told CNN Monday that she thought Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should be more appreciated for changing his stance against abortion, as pop star Justin Bieber is.
In an interview from 1999, Trump said he was “very pro-choice” but since then has changed his position. Palin was asked by CNN host Jake Tapper to respond to Trump’s change in opinion.
“I am so glad that Mr. Trump has seen the light and understands the sanctity of innocent life and how a baby in the womb should be most protected. What has been kind of sad about this situation, though, politically speaking, are groups that are pro-life and they say they want to bring more people into the fold,” Palin said. “They giving Trump a hard time for his past views on abortion where they’re celebrating others, like I was going through a list. Like Justin Bieber and, gosh —”
“Justin Bieber,” Tapper said.
“Yeah, yeah, who has made statements, understanding the sanctity of life, but in the past said it was no big deal to him,” Palin said. “He’s just one example.”
In a interview with Rolling Stone in 2011, Bieber said, “I really don’t believe in abortion.”