Mike Pence claimed that Trump is the most ‘pro-life president in history’

Mike Pence claimed that Trump is the most ‘pro-life president in history’

On Wednesday, Mike Pence hosted an anti-abortion event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington where he hailed Donald Trump as 'the most pro-life president in American history.'

The so-called 'Life is Winning' event, saw vice president Pence and later press secretary Kayleigh McEnany praise Trump for his controversial pro-life policies which have including cutting funding for women's rights and dismantling reproductive health services for women.

Pence, without irony or hesitance, showered Trump with praise throughout his speech and called him the 'most pro-life president in American history.' The vice president said, "Let me bring greetings from a man who from early on in this administration, and as a candidate, made it clear that he would stand up for the sanctity of human life. And allow me to give you the opportunity to thank the most pro-life president in American history. I bring greetings from President Donald Trump."

Pence really couldn't have chosen a worse time to have said something like this. Although Trump has shown a willingness to protect the unborn, regardless of the mother's feelings, he hasn't shown much care and consideration for those already alive.

The United States has recorded the highest amount of coronavirus in the world, with more than 17 million people testing positive for the illness and more than 300,000 of those sadly losing their lives. Trump has continuously downplayed the seriousness of the virus, despite, at one point having it himself, and has even promoted dangerous techniques and unproven drugs in order to cure it.

Needless to say, although Pence wasn't referring to the pandemic, his words come across as a little naive as Trump has been far from both during his presidency.

Pandemic aside Trump has also failed to act after a string of mass shootings rocked American during the first few years of his presidency, claimed there were good people on both sides when a far-right activist killed a protester in Charlottesville and condemned anti-racism protests who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer this summer.

A recent report has also found that the Trump administration oversaw more federal executions than all 50 states this year, a first in US history.  So yeah, Pence might want to reconsider his pro-life claims in the future.

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