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Donald Trump's National Prayer Breakfast speech

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Journal News: Read: Full transcript of Donald Trump's National Prayer Breakfast speech

    Donald Trump just can't stay within the bounds of decorum. Presidents have traditionally given speeches at the annual National Prayer Breakfast usually with a theme of how faith based individuals and organizations have helped make our country a better place to live...the usual feel good stuff for those of faith. Nothing controversial ever.

    You can read the full transcript of Donald Trump's speech at the Prayer Breakfast at the above link. It is cringe worthy...partly scripted and partly off script. Onr can tell the difference in styles. Sheesh. I will extract a few paragraphs:

    "It was the great Thomas Jefferson who said the God who gave us life gave us liberty. Jefferson asked, 'Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?' Among those freedoms is the right to worship according to our own beliefs. That is why I will get rid and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution. I will do that. Remember.

    "Freedom of religion is a sacred right, but also a right under threat all around us and the world is under serious, serious threat in so many different ways. And I've never seen it so much and so openly since I took the position of president. The world is in trouble, but we are going to straighten it out. OK? That's what I do. I fix things. We are going to straighten it out. Believe me. When you hear about the tough telephone calls I'm having, don't worry about it. Just don't worry about it. They're tough. We have to be tough. It's time we're going to be a little tough, folks.

    "We're taken advantage of by every nation in the world, virtually. It's not going to happen anymore. It's not going to happen anymore. We have seen unimaginable violence carried out in the name of religion. Acts of wanton slaughter against religious minorities, horrors on a scale that defy description. Terrorism is a fundamental threat to religious freedom. It must be stopped, and it will be stopped. It may not be pretty for a little while. It will be stopped. We have seen ... And by the way, General, as you know, James 'Mad Dog' -- shouldn't say it in this room -- Mattis. Now there's a reason they call him Mad Dog Mattis. Never lost a battle. Always wins them and always wins them fast. He's our new secretary of defense. Will be working with Rex...

    We have to feel safe and secure. In recent days, we have begun to take necessary action to achieve the goal. Our nation has the most generous immigration system in the world. But these are those and there are those that would exploit that generosity to undermine the values that we hold so dear. We need security. There are those who would seek to enter the country for the purpose of spreading violence or oppressing other people based upon their faith or their lifestyle. Not right.

    "As long as we have God, we are never, ever alone. Whether it is soldier on the night watch or the single parent on the night shift, God will always give us solace and strength and comfort. 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.

    Enough...read more at the above link.

  • Independent
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    Uh, Donnie?

    God doesn't give a crap about the United States.

  • Center Left
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    Makes sense. The church goers are probably also political donors so he's going to give them the occasional mention. He doesn't believe a damn word of it but as long as the check is in the mail...
  • Independent
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    lonely bird Wrote:

    Uh, Donnie?

    God doesn't give a crap about the United States.

    Amen, right on!!
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I saw this yesterday in the Denver Post...good humor by Garrison Keillor.

    Donald Trump’s tremendous Sermon on the Mount

    It's Keillor's take on how Trump would deliver the Sermon on the Mount.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I just wonder what "sermon" he will give to the mother which had to leave her children and got deported. That is what you get with fake "bible" hypocrites.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Trump got to be president against all odds. An examination of Trump's campaign spending supports that he did not lace a high priority on winning. So against all odds, common sense and objective reasoning Trump is now president. Under those circumstances most people would assume they were destined to be president and be president to carry out a mission. Trump appears to believe he has a mission from god and his actions so far indicate that mandate must be to carry out modern Crusades. He as much paraphrased that goal in the excerpts Schmidt printed from the prayer breakfast speech. I find it absolutely incredible.
  • Strongly Liberal
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    How does pussy grabbing align with God ? Nothing more disturbing than when a power mad overgrown five year cites god as his reason to attack every person in the world. Make no mistake , the drump intends to be the king of America. We are witnessing a coup.
  • Independent
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    Maindawg Wrote: How does pussy grabbing align with God ? Nothing more disturbing than when a power mad overgrown five year cites god as his reason to attack every person in the world. Make no mistake , the drump intends to be the king of America. We are witnessing a coup.
    Yes your last line is correct; he wants all the power he can get, via every trick he can think of . His followers are way too stupid to realize that they certainly will not get any benefits from him ever. He's only an"fear" monger, but does not produce food on the table for the poor.
  • Center Left
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    LMaindawg Wrote: How does pussy grabbing align with God ? Nothing more disturbing than when a power mad overgrown five year cites god as his reason to attack every person in the world. Make no mistake , the drump intends to be the king of America. We are witnessing a coup.

    If you're a white male with a penis it makes pussy grabbing acceptable but if a 23 yr old Lesbian said it, the fire would rain down from heaven.

    That release should have been a final nail in his coffin but 8 years of suppressed bigotry that was getting people who have trouble forming a full sentence talking politics. Now we have this. As his clip said, he could murder someone and 50% would forgive immediately. Crazy.

    Coup ? Sounds interesting