Trump: Media Won’t Cover the March for Life

By Melanie Arter | January 26, 2017 | 3:09pm EST
President Donald Trump (AP Photo)

( – President Donald Trump predicted Thursday that the media won’t fairly cover Friday’s March for Life, saying even though hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers will show up to the event, “you won’t even read about it.”

“By the way on Friday, a lot of people are going to be showing up to Washington, right Mike?” Trump said asking Vice President Mike Pence, who plans to speak at the event. “A lot of people. You know the press never gives them the credit that they deserve. They’ll have 300-, 400-, 500-, 600- thousand people. You won’t even read about it.


“When other people show up, you read big time about it, right? So, it’s not fair, but nothing’s fair about the media. Nothing,” Trump added.

The president’s remarks come just days after he signed a memorandum reinstating the Mexico City policy prohibiting “the U.S. Agency for International Development from giving U.S. taxpayer funds to non-governmental institutions that refuse to certify in writing that they will neither perform nor promote abortions.”

Trump touted the accomplishment to congressional Republicans at their Republican policy retreat in Philadelphia then ticked off a number of other items that his administration has already accomplished just days into his first term.

“We’ve reinstated the Mexico City policy, a longstanding policy … to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund abortion services overseas,” he said. “We’ve issued executive orders to remove wasteful regulations that slow down commerce and delay infrastructure, which we desperately need - the very beginning of a massive effort to reduce the crushing regulations on our economy, and we are going to reduce regulations big time.

“We’ve also withdrawn from the Trans Pacific Partnership, paving the way for new one-on-one trade deals that protect and defend the American worker, and believe me, we’re going to have a lot of trade deals,” Trump said, then turned to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying, “Mitch don’t worry about it. Just give me a little time.

“But they’ll be one-on-one. There won’t be a whole big mashpot. They’ll be one-on-one deals, and if that particular country doesn’t treat us fairly, we send them a 30-day termination, notice of termination, and then they’ll come and say, please don’t do that, and we’ll negotiate a better deal during that 30-day period. The other way you can’t get out of it. It’s like quicksand,” he said.

“Plus, we’re going to have very, very strong controls over monetary manipulation and devaluation, which they didn’t have in TPP, so this is going to be so much better, and we’re already on it,” Trump said.

Trump also touted a tax reform bill that is in the works that “will reduce our trade deficits, increase American exports and will generate revenue from Mexico that will pay for the wall if we decide to go that route.”

“It is time that the American people had a president fighting as hard for its citizens as other countries do for theirs, and that’s exactly what I am going to do for you, believe me. It’s time that somebody fought for our country and didn’t let anyone take advantage of us anymore,” he added.

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