On Thursday, February 8, President Trump spoke at the 66th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. The event was held at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. and was hosted by Congress and the Fellowship Foundation.
Early Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted about his upcoming speech.
He said, “Will be heading over shortly to make remarks at The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Great religious and political leaders, and many friends, including T.V. producer Mark Burnett of our wonderful 14 season Apprentice triumph, will be there. Looking forward to seeing all!”
According to the Washington Post, every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has attended this prayer breakfast. Usually, the political leader, including President Trump in 2017, spends some time talking about policies.
This year, however, the president opted to spend less time talking about policies, and more time talking about “God-and-country references.”
President Trump talked about the power of prayer, the mentioning of God in the Declaration of Independence, and the historical foundation of Christianity in America.
He said, “America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer…Our rights are not given to us by men, our rights are given to us from our creator. No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away.”
He also noted that “We see the Lord’s grace” through the many brave and generous men and women who have sacrificed for others. He then highlighted several stories that demonstrate that.
President Trump also talked about Rep. Scalise, noting that he is a representation of Jesus’ words, “With God, all things are possible.” (Watch that portion of the speech in the clip below).
President Trump added, “As long as we open our hearts to God’s grace, the land of the free, the home of the brave and the light to all nations.”
Below is the president's full speech, along with other speakers at the breakfast. President Trump begins at around 37:20 on the video.
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