Franklin Graham Defends Trump After He's Criticized for Failing to Do This Thing at Bush's Funeral

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December 06, 2018Dec 06, 2018

After President George H.W. Bush's funeral on Wednesday, people on Twitter began to point out that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump did not recite the Apostles' Creed during the service.

Pictures from the Washington National Cathedral show President Trump standing silently during the recitation of the profession of faith. People also said that they did not sing the hymns.

Twitter users criticized the president for not appearing to be an Evangelical. They questioned why they didn't read the statement of faith off the printed sheet.

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Franklin Graham came to President Trump's defense on Twitter the following day.

He wrote, "The Pharisees are after @POTUS because he didn’t sing at the funeral of President George H.W. Bush or recite the Apostles’ Creed. Well, guess what. I can’t sing either, and so I generally don’t."

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He also commented the George H.W. Bush and his family should be the focus during this time of sorrow. It was not the time for the media to be focusing on Trump and finding fault with him.

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He continued, "It's a shame the media & Trump-haters couldn’t even let the funeral of a well-loved president go by w/out trying to find fault w/@POTUS @realDonaldTrump. Shame on them. We should be thankful for all of the positive things he has done for our country."

What do you think about the fact that they didn't say the Apostles' Creed? Let us know in the comments. In other Bush news, the family was in tears over Reba McEntire's singing at George H.W. Bush's funeral. 

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