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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump says 'I will never let you down'

09 February 2019

"All children are made in the holy image of God".

It happened near the beginning of Trump's second State of the Union address, but the first before Pelosi as speaker.

Donald Trump mistakenly lauds Christians for suppressing civil rights - the opposite of what he was due to say - and his political opponents mock the president, and hint that he was sending a coded message to his base.

Trump also had urged Congress to prohibit what he described as "the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb".

Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she would not comment "on what the president has to say about our work". He has said he will work on legislation banning late-term abortion, responding to efforts in states like NY and Virginia to expand abortion rights. And while Trump had the mic, all eyes were on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was seated behind him and delivered a few key reactions to his rhetoric.

"I will never let you down", Trump told the gathering of faith leaders, members of his Cabinet and top Republican and Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that has embarked on several investigations of Trump and his administration.

She claimed President Donald Trump and Republicans will avoid another shutdown out of fear of any further political damage. "She is a Marine Corps mom, a tremendous woman, a proud supporter of military families, and she just recently went back to teaching art classes at a Christian school".

While around 7 in 10 white evangelical Protestants (68 percent) have a favorable view of Trump, similar numbers view him negatively among black Protestants (80 percent), Hispanic Catholics (74 percent) and non-Christian religious Americans (73 percent), according to Public Religion Research Institute. "Our tribal divisions, our institutional dysfunctions, our desperate winner-take-all contests of cultural resistance or survival, they seem to be pressing in our chests with a swelling anxiety of national disintegration".

Still, he pointed to issues including criminal justice reform and combatting the opioid epidemic as areas where the country could come together.

President Trump reaffirmed the sanctity of every human life and encouraged Americans to pray for the pursuit of justice during the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday (Feb. 7).

"With proper funding each year, we could see this ancient sin end for good", he said.

At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump says 'I will never let you down'