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The prayers President Trump isn’t hearing

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how President Trump's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast catered to only a small subset of religious Americans.

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  • Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Fresh off his impeachment acquittal Wednesday, President Donald Trump spoke Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast. “Today, we proudly proclaim that faith is alive and well and thriving in America and we’re going to keep it that way, nobody will have it changed,” Trump said. “It won’t happen as long as I’m here, it will never, ever happen.”

Trump also took aim at the faith of two political rivals: “I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong,” he said in reference to Mitt Romney, who cited his Mormon faith as the reason he felt obligated to vote to convict the President. “Nor do I like people who say ‘I pray for you’ when they know that that’s not so,” in reference to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Fellow, Religion and Faith