Christian president praying in the White House is outrageous, according to a story at
That’s what CNN and other anti-Trumpers suggested when they mocked President Trump for participating in a prayer circle with evangelical leaders in the Oval Office Wednesday.
The religious leaders, who are part of the Faith Advisory Board, had attended an all-day meeting with the White House’s office of public liaison, whose director is Omarosa Manigault, an ordained minister.
The meeting did not include President Trump, but when he learned the pastors were there, he invited them into the Oval Office and the group briefly prayed together.
CNN and other left-wingers immediately suggested that Trump was praying because he’s “in crisis” over the media’s continuing coverage of the Russia collusion hoax.
The CNN Religion Twitter account sarcastically bleated:
Under fire, Trump prays with evangelicals in Oval Office https://t.co/YoG3OtRBDq— CNN Religion (@CNNbelief) July 12, 2017
CNN host Erin Burnett mocked the prayer circle as “very strange” when she teased the segment on her show: “The president bowing his head in prayer in the Oval Office and all these people sorta touching him. It’s very strange.”
Interestingly, CNN and other liberals did not mock former President Barack Obama when he prayed in the Oval Office or led prayer circles.
At the White House press briefing Wednesday, a reporter asked White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if Trump was praying because he’s in crisis mode. Huckabee Sanders scoffed at the inane question, saying people of all faiths pray every day, not just when they are “in crisis.”