timberland jeans sale ‘Faith is central to America life’
currency declares “In God We Trust” and “we place our hands on our hearts as we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and proclaim we are one nation under God.”
President Donald Trump stands with Rep. Randy Hultgren, R Ill., right, and his wife Christy Hultgren after arriving for the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
“No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away,” he said at the 66th National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton hotel.
The president also spoke about seeing the “power of God’s love” in Americans, particularly during the response to recent hurricanes and mass shootings.
“Each year this event reminds us that faith is central to American life and to liberty.” President Donald Trump
“We can all be heroes to everybody,” said Trump,
who spoke in a subdued tone for about 15 minutes.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R La., who was gravely wounded last summer when a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress, was among those seated on the dais with Trump and was scheduled to deliver a keynote address, along with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D La., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Jeannette Kagame, the first lady of Rwanda, delivered the opening prayer.
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Theiler Pool/Getty Images)
Trump enjoys strong support from evangelical Christians, who helped power him to the White House.
Christians have cheered Trump during his first year in office as he appointed conservative judges,
sought to weaken rules governing political activity by certain religious groups that receive tax exemptions and declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.