President Trump opened his first appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast by talking about the only thing bigger than God … Himself.
Then he proceeded to slam the “big, big movie star” of “The Apprentice.”
“We know how that turned out,” Trump said. “The ratings went right down the tube. I want to just pray for Arnold for those ratings.”
The bipartisan breakfast continued with the following prayers of the President. His prayers regarding his calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin which caused concerns European allies and consternation among fellow Republicans about the future of U.S. penalties imposed on Moscow:
“When you hear about tough calls I’m making … don’t worry about it.”
His prayers for peace:
“We are taken advantage of by every nation in the world … It’s not going to happen anymore.”
His prayers for global terrorism:
“It might not be pretty for a little while but it will be stopped.”
His prayers for justice and tolerance:
“We will not allow a beachhead of intolerance to spread across the nations.”
How could there be any embellishment here?
After all, he admits that he was:
“sworn in on the very Bible that my mother would teach us as young children.”
This same mother, Mary Anne Trump née Macleod, who arrived in New York from the Scottish Isle of Lewis pursue work as a domestic. She’s the kind of woman Trump also chastised: she’s an immigrant that and he claims immigrants drive down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working-class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle-class wage.
He reminded the American people that in the midst of the disastrous raid that killed Navy SEAL, Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, that although he lashes out at Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and threatens to take away $370 million from UC-Berkeley, that you can trust him because … his hand was on his mother’s Bible.
God help us all.