The Trump Chronicles, Volume 33: Disrespecting the Prayer Breakfast

On Thursday President Trump spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. President Eisenhower began this tradition in 1953.

For those of us who find great power in prayer, this has been an important event. It’s a time to gather and to pray for and with our President, even the ones we didn’t vote for. And we expect the President to come to the breakfast in humility and respect. I’ve spoken before about how this President shows a lack of respect for his office. Thursday we saw how he holds the prayer breakfast in the same contempt.

This is a quotation from his remarks:

But we had tremendous success on “The Apprentice.” And when I ran for President, I had to leave the show. That’s when I knew for sure I was doing it. And they hired a big, big movie star — Arnold Schwarzenegger -– to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster. And Mark will never, ever bet against Trump again. And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings, okay?

Mr. Trump famously craves attention and approval. Apparently he will choose any venue, even a prayer breakfast, to settle scores and puff up his own ego. Mr. President, those of us who value prayer are ashamed of you.

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