Though President Donald Trump’s historic pro-life speech did draw more media attention to the March for Life on Friday, some top news outlets continued to ignore the largest annual human rights rally in the world.
Neither CNN nor MSNBC chose to air Trump’s address to the March for Life, even though Trump is the first president in history to attend the pro-life rally in person, Fox News reports.
Instead, the two liberal news channels devoted their time to the impeachment process. Both MSNBC and CNN highlighted Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff’s comments to reporters, rather than Trump’s pro-life speech, according to the report.
And the little coverage that CNN did give afterward was biased.
Here’s more from the report:
CNN mentioned the March for Life rally when Trump was finished speaking. Anchor Jake Tapper said Trump was “making history” by attending the event before tossing it to national correspondent Kristen Holmes to say the president’s remarks were polarizing.
“Trump, by speaking here today, has really become the face of the anti-abortion movement,” CNN’s Holmes said. “There is a reason that no other president in the last 47 years has come here.”
The March for Life is a peaceful human rights rally that attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates to the nation’s capital every year. For more than 40 years, pro-lifers have gathered in D.C. near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to urge the government to restore the right to life for babies in the womb. Though it is considered to be the largest annual human rights rally in the world, it typically gets little mainstream media coverage.
Trump spoke Friday to tens of thousands of pro-life advocates gathered in downtown Washington, D.C. for the pro-life march.
“Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God,” he said during his speech (full transcript here). “Together we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life.”
“When we see a baby in the womb we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation,” Trump added. “Every child born and unborn is made in the holy image of Almighty God.”
The president thanked the millions of Americans who are pro-life and the march participants for showing up to fight to fight against abortion.
“It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March for Life!” Trump told the crowd.
“We are here for a very simple reason: To defend the right of every child – born and unborn – to fulfill their God given potential,” he said. “Young people are the heart of the March for Life and it is you who is making it the pro-family, pro-life generation.”
Trump also condemned Democrat leaders for pushing abortion on demand.
“Sadly, the far left is working to erase our God-given rights, shut down faith-based charities, ban religious leaders from the public square, and silence Americans who believe in the sanctity of life. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you and we are fighting for those who have no voice. And we will win because we know how to win. [applause] We all know how to win. We all know how to win. You’ve been winning for a long time. You’ve been winning for a long time,” he said.