President Donald Trump continued his self-described war with the media Thursday, telling Republican congressmen during a retreat in Philadelphia that there is “nothing fair about the media.”
“On Friday, a lot of people are gonna be showing up to Washington, right, Mike?” Trump said to Vice President Mike Pence, who will host a March for Life welcome reception later Thursday and is expected to speak at its march on Friday. “A lot of people.”
Trump seemed to predict that the anti-abortion protest would draw up to 600,000 people, exceeding estimates of the half-million people who flooded Washington to participate in last weekend’s women’s march in support of progressive women’s issues and in protest of Trump’s presidency.
“The press never gives them the credit that they deserve,” Trump claimed. “They’ll have 300, 400, 500, 600,000 people. You won’t even read about it.”
He appeared to nod at the historic turnout for the women’s march, which was joined by similar marches across the country Saturday, by suggesting “other people” get more favorable coverage for their turnouts.