President Donald Trump expertly turned the tables on ABC’s David Muir when questioned about the Women’s March in Washington.
Muir was left at a momentary loss for words when Trump questioned media bias during his first interview as president on Wednesday.
“Let me just ask you while we’re standing outside, could you hear the voices from the Women’s March here in Washington?” Muir asked Trump.
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“No, I couldn’t hear them. The crowds were large, but you will have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people,” the president replied, referring to the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.
Wow, Trump actually called out the media for never covering March for life https://t.co/iJT3t873mW
— Katrina Trinko (@KatrinaTrinko) January 26, 2017
“You’re going to have a lot of people coming on Friday. And I will say this, and I didn’t realize this. But I was told. You will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know as large or larger. Some people said it will be larger. Pro-life people and they say the press doesn’t cover them,” Trump said, setting up Muir to explain why the media continues to ignore the March for Life.
Muir was not ready for the turn of events and tried to pivot by bringing up crowd sizes.
“I don’t want to compare crowd sizes again. I – I—I,” he said, momentarily stammering as he attempted to respond.
But Trump was not about to let the matter drop.
“No, you should—But let me just tell you. What they do say is that the press doesn’t cover them,” the president said.
According to a November report by the Media Research Center, CBS and NBC dedicated three times more coverage to one Neo-Nazi rally in 2016 than they did the March for Life in the last four years.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday that there would be a “heavy administration presence” at the March for Life, in which demonstrators peacefully protest the 1973 Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the US.
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The White House confirmed reports that Vice President Mike Pence would be speaking at Friday’s event, the New York Times reported. This will mark the first time a Vice President attends the Washington, D.C. March in its 44-year history.
Breaking: @VP Mike Pence to speak at the March for Life tomorrow!! ??#WhyWeMarch #ProLife pic.twitter.com/KIJK0V2Tcr
— Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) January 26, 2017
“We’re going to have heavy Administration presence” at the #MarchForLife – @SeanSpicer
March with us this Friday! #WhyWeMarch #ProLife pic.twitter.com/DJvpzDA1UM
— Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) January 24, 2017
“I think it’s no secret that the President has campaigned as a pro-life President. It’s something that is very important to him,” Spicer said, also confirming that Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway would be attending the annual event that will take place Friday in the nation’s Capitol.
Viewers of Trump’s ABC interview didn’t miss the president’s shot at the media and reacted to the zing on Twitter.
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Everything wrong with media in a 20 second clip & why Trump continues to undermine them. https://t.co/7lBlJ08guP
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 26, 2017
“Could you hear that big crowd?”
“Will you cover that big March for life crowd?”
“I don’t want to talk about crowds anymore.”
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 26, 2017
@redsteeze holy smokes that was masterful
— Big Hetero (@Sjanderson86) January 26, 2017
@redsteeze I wasn’t a fan of his… he is winning me over…
— J.R. Hawthorne (@JohnRHawthorne) January 26, 2017
DONALD TRUMP JUST TOLD UP PRIMETIME ABC ABOUT HOW THEY DON’T COVER THE MARCH FOR LIFE. pic.twitter.com/Ql9LdR0d3A
— hannah ☕️ (@hanmariams) January 26, 2017
@LifeSite I saw that last night! We finally have a president who will defend life. And the dignity of women.
— Robin Poe (@10thCrusader) January 26, 2017
President Donald Trump Slams Mainstream Media for Not Covering March for Life https://t.co/lXIOMcxJcu via @LifeNewsHQ pic.twitter.com/iuVg5TjmsQ
— Chris DTS MAGA ?? (@Chris_1791) January 26, 2017
Trump calls out the media for not covering the @March_for_Life; Pence speaking at the March. Idk how much more winning I can take.
— Spencer Chretien (@SpencerChretien) January 26, 2017
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