Here's What MSNBC Aired Live Instead of Trump's March for Life Speech

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 2:20 PM

President Trump made history by becoming the first sitting president to address the March for Life rally in person in Washington, D.C. on Friday. But if you were watching MSNBC, you would not have known.

MSNBC chose to not air Trump's speech live and instead focused on the ongoing Senate impeachment trial. When the network came back from a commercial break, they cut to air impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) press conference at the Capitol building.

"Now, unlike in the House where the President could play in the courts for years, that’s not an option for the President’s team here and it gives no refuge for people who want to hide behind executive privilege to hide the truth coming out," Schiff said. "We have a very capable justice sitting in that Senate chamber, empowered by the Senate rules, to decide issues of evidence and privilege."

Fox News aired the entire speech live, with CNN partially covering his appearance.

"We are here for a very simple reason, to defend the right of every child born and unborn to fulfill their god-given potential... And today as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you," Trump stated at the rally.