Today, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life rally:
President Trump is set to speak to thousands of anti-abortion rights activists at a rally in Washington, D.C., today.
It's the first time a sitting president will address the annual March for Life. https://t.co/betdxiaGdY
— NPR (@NPR) January 24, 2020
Today President Trump will be attending March for Life, the biggest anti-abortion rights event in the US.
He’ll become the first sitting president to ever attend the event. https://t.co/iTnno1DotO
— Kate Smith (@byKateSmith) January 24, 2020
Pro-lifers at @March_for_Life: @realDonaldTrump ‘has delivered.' @DalyFocus: “Trump has pursued policies we’ve dreamt of." @marjoriesba: "President Trump has delivered." https://t.co/OgBZdnjZLP pic.twitter.com/IW5eruEQS8
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) January 24, 2020
The March for Life is honored to announce @realDonaldTrump will be the first U.S. President to speak at the March for Life Rally. Thank you, President Trump, for being a voice for the unborn and continuously working to build a culture of life. https://t.co/lojZssLeim
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 22, 2020
As you might have guessed, as a result of the president’s attendance, security on the Mall has been ramped up:
Security is extremely tight at @March_for_Life.
— Samantha Sullivan (@SamSullivan) January 24, 2020
— Cory Smith (@CoryNBC) January 24, 2020
Increased security/limited entrances to #MarchForLife: The National Mall is entirely fenced off from 7th Street to 14th St., meaning all participants in the March for Life must enter on 14th.
— Michelle Boorstein (@mboorstein) January 24, 2020
People are already making their way into DC for the 47th annual March For Life, which starts at noon.
Reminder: the Smithsonian Metro Station is closer for security reasons, due to its proximity to the event. pic.twitter.com/gs2dd9zPBd
— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) January 24, 2020
There will be ONE security entrance for today's #MarchForLife on 14th St at the Mall. Everyone will have to go through metal detectors at that ONE entrance. President Trump will speak just after 12pm
— Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) January 24, 2020
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 24, 2020
We’ll post video of the president’s address at the March for Life rally after the speech concludes.