Trump: "As long as we have God, we are never, ever alone"
President Trump addressed approximately 3,000 guests Thursday who gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, encouraging those in attendance that he will repeal the Johnson Amendment, a restriction on churches and non-profits from endorsing candidates for political office.
"We need to carry on and to keep carrying on. For us here in Washington, we must never, ever stop asking God for the wisdom to serve the public according to his will.," Trump said Thursday at the annual Prayer Breakfast started 64 years ago by President Eisenhower and Senator Carlson.
Trump was introduced by television producer Mark Burnett, who along with his wife Roma Downey producer the Bible Series and Son of God. Burnett also produced Trump's hit show, The Apprentice.
"America will thrive as long as we continue to have faith in each other and faith in God," Trump said.
"That faith in God has inspired men and women to sacrifice for the needy, to deploy to wars overseas, and to lock arms at home, to ensure equal rights for every man, woman and child in our land. It's that faith that sent the pilgrims across the oceans, the pioneers across the plains, and the young people all across America to chase their dreams. They are chasing their dreams. We are going to bring those dreams back. As long as we have God, we are never, ever alone. Whether it's the soldier on the night watch or the single parent on the night shift, God will always give us solace and strength and comfort."
Franklin Graham was happy to hear the comments from Trump and believed that he's right, in America we need to ask God for help, "I was also very glad to hear him tell the group, “for those of us in Washington, we must never stop asking God for the wisdom to do His will.” He’s exactly right—that’s the key," Graham wrote on Facebook.
But others had a problem with a joke Trump made regarding his former show, The Apprentice. Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since he took the role leading the show, the ratings have dropped significantly. Trump commented on it after being introduced by Burnett, the producer of the show, then asked for prayer for Arnold, jokingly. Certain media included Vanity Fair are now reporting in their headlines that Trump used the prayer breakfast to take shots at Arnold, attempting to stir up controversy.