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Donald Trump Literally Said He “Would Be The Best For Women”

Hillary Clinton just delivered her first speech after capturing the Democratic nomination to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, D.C. In it, she called out Donald Trump. Because while Trump thinks he “would be the best for women,” his record shows that couldn’t be further from the truth.

See for yourself – check out the lines from Hillary Clinton’s speech, and the Trump words behind them:

He thinks guaranteeing paid family leave would make America less competitive.

STUART VARNEY: I’m going to start with a – fast response if you would: paid family leave. TRUMP: Well, it’s something that’s being discussed. I think we have to keep our country very competitive, so, you have to be careful of it.

He says if women want equal pay, we should just – and this is a quote – “do as good a job” as men – as if we aren’t already.

QUESTION: So if you become president will a woman make the same as a man and will I get to choose what I do with my body? TRUMP: You’re going to make the same if you do as good a job. And I happen to be pro-life. OK? I’m pro-life.

He wants to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

CHUCK TODD: Should some form of abortion always be legal? … Is this going to be a litmus test for the Supreme Court nominees that you pick? TRUMP: Well, I think I would certainly be asking them the question. And I think it would be, if not a litmus test, it would certainly be helpful in terms of my choices.

He wants to defund Planned Parenthood for providing safe and legal abortions – a crucial part of the work that happens at health centers across the country.

HUGH HEWITT: The only way to get rid of Planned Parenthood money for selling off baby parts is to shut the government down in September, would you support that? TRUMP: Well I can tell you this: I would…

And yes – he actually said women should be punished for having abortions.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you believe in punishment for abortion? Yes or no, as a principle? TRUMP: The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. CHRIS MATTHEWS: For the woman? TRUMP: Yeah, there has to be some form.

After Donald said that, there was an outcry – just like there should be – and he tried to walk back his comments.

TRUMP: The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman.

But don’t worry. Donald assures us that, as president, he’ll be – and I quote – “the best for women.”

TRUMP: I would be the best for women

This is a man who has called women “pigs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting animals.”

TRUMP: Can you imagine the parents of Kelli … when she said, ‘Mom, Dad, I just fell in love with a big, fat pig named Rosie’

TRUMP: Because she is a dog who wrongfully comments on me

TRUMP: But whenever she sees me, she kisses my ass. She’s disgusting

When he says pregnant women are an “inconvenience” to their employer, what does that say about how he values women – our work, our contributions?

TRUMP: Well you know, pregnancy is never, it’s a wonderful thing for the woman, it’s a wonderful thing for the husband, it’s certainly an inconvneince for a business. And whether people want to say that or not, the fact is it is an inconvenience for a person that is running a business.