Monday, 10 December, 2018

'Faith is central to America life': Trump addresses 66th National Prayer Breakfast

'Faith is central to America life': Trump addresses 66th National Prayer Breakfast 'Faith is central to America life': Trump addresses 66th National Prayer Breakfast
Melissa Porter | 09 February, 2018, 02:05

Looking forward to seeing all!' the president said.

Other attendees said they appreciated the multiday opportunity to connect with other people of faith.

The president addresses lawmakers and religious leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. After which POTUS told those gathered for the annual breakfast how he had fired his agent, who had argued against doing the reality series, when the show became a hit and the agent wanted his commission.

"You may only be 9 years old, but you are already a hero to all of us in this room, and all over the world", Trump said today at the National Prayer Breakfast. "And I think partially we have managed to do that today". "For those ratings. Okay?"

Trump attended the prayer breakfast a few weeks after allegations broke that he had an affair with an adult film actress in 2006 and paid $130,000 to keep her quiet during the 2016 campaign. These can hardly be considered proof that America is a founded in faith.

"Faith is central to American life and to liberty", Trump began, "Our founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence".

Trump cited mentions of God in the Declaration of Independence, the words "In God We Trust" on USA currency and the etching of "Praise Be to God" atop the Washington Monument. "No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away", stated Trump.

The National Prayer Breakfast is a massive ecumenical gathering that draws thousands of people from around the world, The Washington Post's Sarah Pulliam Bailey reported, especially from the United States' white evangelical community, which continues to give Trump high approval marks.

"America's a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer", the president said in his 14-minute speech that emphasized connections between religion and government.

He spoke of the heroism of ordinary Americans and first responders who dove into flood waters after hurricanes, firefighters who braved smoke and flames during the California wildfires and responded to the "horrific shootings" in Las Vegas. "We will never rest until that job is "completely done", Trump said, adding "and we are really doing it like never before".

He again spoke of the coalition "to defeat ISIS that has liberated nearly 100% of the territory just recently held by those killers in Iraq and all throughout Syria". "America stands with all people suffering oppression and religious persecution".

The White House then released a list of faith-related steps the president has taken in his first year in office.

Larry Ross of the Fellowship Foundation told CNN that "55 are coming from Russian Federation, including a group of 35 young professionals - millennial doctors, lawyers and business leaders in their 20s and 30s - invited out of a context of relationship and faith".