Video from a recent White House meeting of Trump's Cabinet is trending for a bizarre prayer in which they profusely thank God for President Trump.
In the video, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson gets the ball rolling by thanking God "for the many blessings which you have bestowed upon us in this country."
He then continues:
"We thank you for President Donald Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism. We ask that you would give him strength to endure, and the wisdom to lead, and to recognize you as the sovereign of the universe, with the solution to everything."
He also calls on "the people around" Trump to have an "understanding heart and a compassionate heart."
"Those are the things that will keep America great," he affirms.
Ben Carson prayer opening Cabinet meeting: "We thank You for President Trump who also exhibits great courage in fa… https://t.co/7eGYcsYVdw— Howard Mortman (@Howard Mortman) 1571684165.0
The two-minute prayer wasn't quite filling Twitter with the Holy Spirit, however.
Although the Republican party touts itself as the party of Christian values, not many would seriously apply that to Trump or his administration.
Culty https://t.co/RkeKVavMqt— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1571686638.0
@HowardMortman Poor God.— Susanb (@Susanb) 1571703084.0
@HowardMortman Here’s Trump’s God! 💰 💰 💰 💰 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰 https://t.co/CFY5CmidtQ— Joan of Snark & John McCain’s Thumb (@Joan of Snark & John McCain’s Thumb) 1571706571.0
@HowardMortman https://t.co/vSbABXOwDy— JG 😷🥂 (@JG 😷🥂) 1571706001.0
The hypocrisy is real, y'all.
@HowardMortman https://t.co/OqGzxJWGtc— T. Beaumont (@T. Beaumont) 1571695495.0
@HowardMortman And giving him the wisdom, the wealth and the ability to pay off his many mistresses at the right ti… https://t.co/O7GOHXdvD2— Adrian (@Adrian) 1571710313.0
@HowardMortman https://t.co/SqI6UDXdKF— Lois Starr (@Lois Starr) 1571685480.0
@HowardMortman https://t.co/HKlDer60S0— James Kirklin (@James Kirklin) 1571689138.0
With Trump currently facing an impeachment inquiry, his administration better hope that those prayers work.
The book Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump is available here.
"Donald Trump, a thrice-married, no-need-of-forgiveness, blustery billionaire who rarely goes to church, won more Evangelical Christian votes than any candidate in history on his way to winning the 2016 US presidential election. Veteran journalist Angela Denker set out to uncover why, traveling the United States for a year, meeting the people who support Trump, and listening to their rationale."
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