A "Pro-Life Hero"? Trump Becomes First President To Speak At 'March For Life'
by Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge*
After the editor of Christianity Today
infuriated the president and stunned the American evangelical community by
declaring that President Trump should be booted from office, the president has
apparently found a way to show this critical constituency of his base that he
truly is fighting for them.
According to the Washington Post, in an
unprecedented move, Trump is slated to become the first sitting American
president to speak at the ‘March for Life’ – an annual rally in Washington that
draws hundreds of thousands of anti-abortion activists. This despite the
frequent criticism leveled at the president complaining that he doesn’t respect
religion, despite having appointed two conservative justices to SCOTUS and
hundreds more to the federal bench.
Zero Hedge readers may remember the ‘March
for Life’ as the event where CNN fabricated a story about attendees from a
Kentucky Catholic high school bullying a Native American protester. The victim,
a student from Covington Catholic High School, was falsely accused of
confronting the protester pictured. CNN eventually settled a lawsuit filed by
the student for an undisclosed sum.
Notably, Trump announced his plans on the
47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
The first March for Life was held in 1974,
the year after the Roe v. Wade decision. It has grown to include multiple
associated events, including Catholic Masses, a national prayer service, a
conference and an expo, and is a major watershed event for conservatives around
The rally, which will take place on the Capitol
Mall, will start at noon. Trump is expected to speak at 1 pm. on Constitution
Avenue between 12th and 14th streets. Since the American left is incapable of
leaving well enough alone, protesters will gather and march to the Supreme
Court in protest of the rally.
Even the Washington Post acknowledged that,
despite Trump’s personal history, he has undoubtedly established himself as a
pro-life hero by agreeing to attend the event. Previously, Republican
presidents addressed the march by satellite link. Even a handful of pro-life
Democrats from the south praised the president for his decision.
Hopefully, the decision will ensure that
evangelicals will come out in force to vote for him in November. But the real
question is: If Trump wins a second term, will he be back next year?
*Zero Hedge in-house
content is posted under the pseudonym “Tyler Durden”, however, the founder and
main editor was identified as Daniel Ivandjiiski, Bulgarian born, U.S.–based, former
investment banker and capital markets trader, and currently financial blogger,
who founded the website Zero
Hedge in January 2009, and remains its main publisher and