Trump Becomes First Sitting President to Attend March For Life
Every year since 1974, the March for Life in Washington, D.C. has drawn countless Americans to march for those who cannot.
This year it will have its most famous guest.
President Donald Trump announced this week he will attend the massive pilgrimage in person.
Trump addressed the gathering in 2018 via video message, but this year’s in-person appearance marks the first time a sitting president will have attended.
See you on Friday…Big Crowd! https://t.co/MFyWLG4HFZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020
“President Trump and his Administration have been consistent champions for life and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering,” said March for Life President Jeanne Mancini.
March for Life is the world’s largest annual human rights demonstration, held in Washington, D.C. on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Made ruling. It draws tens of thousands to speak out for those who cannot.
Because of Trump’s appearance, it is expected that this year’s event witness its largest crowd in history.
Past presidents have addressed the March for Life rally before, though not in person. Both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush spoke to the crowd via phone. Vice President Pence attended and spoke in 2017.
This year’s speakers will also include Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA); Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family; and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president, Susan B. Anthony List.
“We look forward to uniting with these speakers to both encourage and educate the nation on the inherent dignity of every human life,” Mancini said.