The Catholic television news network EWTN ran two segments on Tuesday about what they described as the “unprecedented” access that social conservative activists have in President Donald Trump’s White House, including the dinner Trump held on Monday night for Religious Right and other conservative leaders.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List and one of the conservative leaders who attended Monday’s dinner, told EWTN that the Trump administration had already delivered on several “very successful” items for the Religious Right, including the reinstatement of the Mexico City policy and the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
“There’s no question that the Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, is a complete success,” she said. “If we can get even one more like Neil Gorsuch, we’re talking about overturning Roe v. Wade.”
EWTN also spoke with the American Principles Project’s Frank Cannon, Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin and Concerned Women for America’s Penny Nance about their increased influence in the White House.
Cannon, who said his group has “been invited to a number of meetings at the White House,” said that Trump’s presidency has offered “more than I think most social conservatives had hoped for…particularly in the area of pro-life, it’s been consistent and strong.”
Nance, when asked if Trump’s outreach to social conservative groups is “unprecedented,” responded, “For me, certainly… I’m told from people before me that even under George W. Bush, we didn’t have this kind of access. It certainly is unprecedented and we’re very grateful.”
EWTN also displayed a copy of a weekly email called “The Trumpet” that social conservative leaders receive from White House staffer Paul Teller that compiles “highlights for—and requests for action from—the conservative world”: