NBC News reports:
President Donald Trump blasted “dishonest and corrupt” people Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, bashing his impeachment before the nonpartisan event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just steps away.
Entering the stage, Trump lifted up a copies of USA Today and The Washington Post with headlines reading “ACQUITTED” and “Trump Acquitted” splashed across the front pages, displaying them to the crowd.
“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you,’ when they know that that’s not so. So many people have been hurt and we can’t let that go on. And I’ll be discussing that a little bit later at the White House.”
Trump just walked into the National Prayer Breakfast & didn’t bow in submission to God, but held up papers saying acquital & flaunted his supposed glory & victory. What’s worse, preachers & many other attendees applauded him. pic.twitter.com/MWPH63EjXy
— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) February 6, 2020
It’s fitting that @realDonaldTrump would use a prayer breakfast to complain about what’s been done to him. He still has no sense of what he’s done to the country. And he has no sense of what a prayer breakfast is about. To him its only about him. As Godless as it gets.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) February 6, 2020
At prayer breakfast, Trump unloads: “As everybody knows, my family, our great country and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people they have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation.”
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 6, 2020