Trump slams Catholic Biden for supporting abortion, wearing a mask on Zoom, falling down the stairs on Air Force One and being the most ‘radical’ president in history at pro-life summit
- Trump headlined the Susan B Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night
- The event was closed to the press but Trump’s remarks were summarized in a Twitter thread by journalist Mollie Hemingway
- Trump spent much of his time on stage reprising his favorite insults for Biden
- He called Biden ‘one of the most extreme and radical presidents we’ve had’ and mocked him for wearing a mask on a Zoom call with world leaders
- He also slammed the ‘egregious’ media for treating Biden with a light touch
The former president headlined the Susan B Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night.
Trump spent much of his time on stage reprising some of his favorite insults for Biden, whom he called ‘one of the most extreme and radical presidents we’ve had’, according to Hemingway’s account.
Keeping with the night’s theme, Trump condemned Biden’s actions in support of abortion while noting that the Democrat – who is Catholic – had kept quiet about his specific policy plans on the topic during his campaign.
He also slammed the ‘egregious’ media for treating Biden with a light touch, even when he tripped up the stairs of Air Force One three times in March.
Donald Trump ripped into Joe Biden’s obsessive mask-wearing, lack of balance and support for abortion during a speech at the GOP star-studded Susan B Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach on Monday night. Trump is pictured speaking at the event in 2018
President Joe Biden is seen wearing a face mask despite being outside as he arrives to speak at an event to mark Amtrak’s 50th anniversary at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on Friday
Trump broadened his attack to include Democrats as a whole when he criticized their mask habits and argued that wearing face coverings after vaccination is hurting vaccine acceptance rates.
He mocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for wearing a large mask a few days ago, saying he’d ‘never seen anything so big’, Hemingway reported.
Trump also joked about Biden wearing mask on a Zoom call with world leaders, saying: ‘You couldn’t hear a word he said!’
Toward the end of his remarks, Trump argued that the handling of the election was a ‘big lie’ – echoing a statement he’d released earlier in the day.
The SBA List – whose mission is to ‘end abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives’ – has been known to feature top presidential contenders at its summits – and this year was no different.
Monday’s summit was held at The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach (pictured)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was also slated to speech on Monday night alongside Sen Rick Scott, according to a schedule shared with Fox News.
The outlet obtained an excerpt of DeSantis’ remarks, in which he focused on his record of appointing state Supreme Court justices who ‘respect the rule of law and religious liberty, and by signing legislation….that empowers families and sends a clear message that we will do everything we can to protect the unborn’.
‘Building a culture of life requires us to champion policies that fight for our most vulnerable,’ the excerpt read. ‘Today is about applauding the tireless work of advocates like the Susan B. Anthony List team who defend life with vigor.’
The summit will continue for a second night on Tuesday, with speeches from Sens Tim Scott of South Carolina, Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Former vice president Mike Pence – another possible 2024 contender – was also slated to speak on Tuesday night.
Florida Gov Ron DeSantis (left) and Texas Sen Ted Cruz (right) are among the GOP stars slated to speak at the SBA List summit on Tuesday