Friday, 8 February 2019

Donald Trump at The National Prayer Breakfast.

The National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event first held in 1953, is traditionally a non-partisan event that draws thousands of people from a variety of faith traditions, including diplomats, business people, and politicians. Every president since Dwight Eisenhower has addressed the breakfast. The co-chairs this year were Sen. James Lankford, R-O.K., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-D.E. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the members of Congress in attendance.

Trump Speech Praised by The People. Obama White House disabled comments for same address. In his speech to the breakfast, Trump promoted his administration's record in matters of faith, such as his effort to secure the freedom of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor who spent two years in a Turkish prison. Turning to Brunson, who was in the audience, Trump took credit for his release in October 2018.

"He was there for a long time before I got there," Trump claimed. "I said, 'You gotta let him out.' And they let you out."

Trump got the loudest applause in response to a line suggesting his opposition to abortion, a theme he also highlighted in his State of the Union speech two days earlier.

"As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society, we must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life," he said. "All children born and unborn are made in the holy image of God." The crowd stood and roared.
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