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Trump blasts media for ignoring March for Life at GOP retreat

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President Donald Trump at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP/Matt Rourke)

President Donald Trump touted his reinstatement of the "Mexico City policy" and the upcoming March for Life during remarks Thursday at a retreat for congressional Republicans in Philadelphia.

When Trump addressed his decision to reinstate the policy, which blocks foreign aid from going to international organizations that promote or pay for abortion procedures, he was met with robust applause from the Republican lawmakers.

Trump then turned to the annual March for Life, which will take place Friday. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to address the pro-life crowd.

“And by the way, on Friday, a lot of people are going to be showing up to Washington, right Mike?” Trump said. “A lot of people.”

Trump reiterated his criticism of the mainstream media for largely ignoring the largest pro-life gathering in the world: “You know, the press never gives them the credit that they deserve. They’ll have three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred thousand people, you won’t even read about it.”

“When other people show up, you read big-time about it, right?” Trump asked the crowd, likely referring to the Women’s March on Washington, which took place the day after his inauguration.

“So it’s not fair,” Trump added. “But nothing fair about the media. Nothing.”

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