The decade's most triggering comedy
On Friday, Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen, after appearing on Comedy Central with Trevor Noah Thursday night, bragged that she is President Trump’s “nightmare.” Wen tweeted, “Last night, I was on @TheDailyShow to talk about Planned Parenthood’s incredible life-saving work. @Trevornoah called me @realDonaldTrump‘s ‘nightmare’ — a badge of honor I proudly wear as we fight for our patients, our rights & our future!”
Speaking with Noah Thursday night, Wen made some amazing statements considering her organization routinely murders roughly 300,000 unborn children every year. She pronounced, “I truly believe that health care is a human right that’s guaranteed to all, and not just a privilege available to some.”
Arguing that her organization was not political, Wen completely ignored the hundreds of thousands of murdered babies every year as she attacked pro-life advocates, stating, “Look, we’re not the ones that made health care political. I mean, getting medications for your children, getting breast and cervical cancer screenings, SDI tests, these are not political issues. But when other people have made healthcare political, it’s our duty to fight back with everything we have because it’s about people’s lives.”
Later, Wen and Noah mocked President Trump for his pro-life stance. Noah began by saying, “When you look at arguments Republicans pose from the other side, they say, ‘We’re here to protect the unborn child.’ President Trump has been seen on the campaign trail saying this is about late-term abortions. You know, you hear the stories now where, I mean, President Trump actually said it’s gotten to the point where a baby can be aborted after it is born.”
Wen shook her head in mock disbelief; the crowd laughed.
Noah continued, “I don’t know what that means, but you’re a doctor. What do they mean by late-term abortions, like after birth, or at birth.”
The crowd laughed, prompting Wen to gesture to them and say, “Good response from the audience.”
She continued, “We have to call out President Trump for what he is doing, which is lying. (audience cheers) What he is saying has no basis in medicine or reality. (Audience laughs again) And here are the facts: about 99% of abortions occur before 21 weeks; those that occur later in pregnancy are because something in the pregnancy has gone very wrong … these are extremely difficult, hugely personal and challenging circumstances that women and families find themselves in and they deserve our compassion, and President Trump is exploiting their pain for political gain and I say to him, ‘Shame on you, President Trump.’” (Audience cheers)
After Wen bragged that her organization had recently filed a lawsuit against the “Trump-Pence administration,” prompting wild cheering, Noah said, “I’ll tell you this much: you are a doctor who is a woman who is running Planned Parenthood who finished college and is an immigrant; you are literally Trump’s nightmare.”
That prompted Wen to crow on Twitter Friday morning about Noah’s characterization of her.