President Trump just made history.
From Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump tweeted his support Friday for the March for Life, telling those gathered in opposition of abortion their march has his “full support.”
“The #MarchForLife is so important,” Trump tweeted as the march was beginning to get underway. “To all of you marching — you have my full support!”
While previous Republican presidents have expressed support for the march — Ronald Reagan through a pre-recorded video message and George W. Bush through a phone call — Trump is the first to send high level representatives to address the march real-time and in person.
“Mike Pence will be speaking at today’s #MarchForLife — You have our full support!” Trump added in a follow up tweet.
Here’s more from the event…
Vice President Mike Pence will address Friday’s March for Life in person, a first for a sitting vice president in the event’s 43-year history.
“Honored to meet with Pro-Life leaders in my office tonight. Just told them I look forward to addressing National @March_for_Life on Friday,” Pence said in a tweet Thursday night.
Marc Lotter, a spokesman for the vice president, said Pence would appear in person.
“We are very pleased to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to speak at this year’s March for Life. His appearance marks a historic moment for the pro-life movement as Vice President Pence will be the first vice president or president to speak at the March for Life,” Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, said in a statement.
Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush addressed the event via telephone but did not attend.
Pence is an ardent opponent of abortion and signed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation into law while serving as governor of Indiana.
Here’s the full speech from today..
Good on Pence and Trump.
Off to a great start, sirs!