tv President Trump Delivers Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast CSPAN February 7, 2020 3:36am-4:39am EST
networks -- the u.s. house meets at 9:00 for work on relief aid for puerto rico. tulsi gabbard speaks at a town hall meeting in somersworth, new hampshire. on c-span2 at 9:30 a.m., we hear more from the campaign trail from bernie sanders. he will be at saint anselm college in manchester. the afternoon session of politico state solutions conference at 1:20 p.m. c-span3, at a: 20 a.m., the morning portion of the state conference. >> president trump delivered remarks at the national prayer brought list in washington, d.c. on thursday. when he arrived, he raised up the newspaper with the headline -- acquitted.
>> well, good morning again. we are thrilled to have you with us today, mr. president. we are excited about this breakfast. and we want to just let you know that there are people from all over the world here who have been praying for you and we want this to be a blessing to you today. thank you, mr. president. [applause]
at this time, please welcome our very special guest, the speaker of the house of representatives, who has come to speak to our prayer breakfast. speaker nancy pelosi who is the poor and for the persecuted and many that you saw in that video. speaker, thank you. [applause] speaker pelosi: oh lord, we thank all gathered at this prayer breakfast. lifting our voices to the poor and the persecuted. buddhistsy for the and those in china. let us pray for [indiscernible] forced from their homes and
incarcerated in camps. writers andfor the religious thinkers first speaking their minds. -- for speaking their minds. the priests,or rabbis, pastors and religious leaders around the world whose freedoms have been stolen because of what they believe. let us pray for the victims of anti-semitism including those whose lives were brutally taken at the tree of life synagogue and at worship communities around the world. and let us pray for the countless peoples and other oftenous minorities unseen and unnamed who have been of ducted and oppressed because of what they believe. let us pray for the -- let us pray that the names of those persecuted will always live on our lips.
let us pray that we honor the identity in them and in all people including ourselves and that we treat everyone with dignity and respect. let us pray that we never become immune to the atrocities that continue to challenge the collective conscience of our shared humanity. today, people of faith, leaders and lawmakers and activists that can mobilize the --.ic, we hope the moral and we pray that commercial interests never blind us to the ongoing human rights struggle fought by so many around the world. let us raise our voices in prayer as one in the struggle for freedom in the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost. amen. [applause] >> thank you, madam speaker.
have youso much to with us here today. and now, someone who has attended our weekly prayer breakfast. the congressman to read from the holy scriptures. >> thank you, tom. these verses from deuteronomy are part of a prayer that we as juice are commanded to recite twice a day. prayer isance of this said in the very first line. is lord is our god, the lord one. this prayer, which is become so central to the jewish people beautifully discusses ways in which our faith should be lived out and announces our declaration of faith in god. [speaking foreign language] the lord is our god, the lord is one. and you shall love the lord your god with all your heart and with all your soul. with all your means.
in these words that i command you today shall be upon your heart. and you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the way and when you like down and when you rise out. and you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand and they shall be ornaments between your eyes. and you shall inscribe them upon anddoor posts of your house upon your gates. if your son asks you in time to come saying -- what are the testimonies, the statutes, the ordinances which god our lord has commanded you? you shall say to your son -- we were slaves to the faro in egypt and the lord took us out of egypt with a strong hand. and the lord gave signs and wonders, great and terrible upon roahs andon the pha
upon all of his household before our eyes and he brought as out of there in order that he might bring us and give us the land that he's were to our forefathers. and the lord commanded us to perform all of the statutes, to fear the lord our god for our good come all the days to keep us alive as of this day. and it will be for our merit all ofek he to deserve these commandments before the lord our god as he has commanded us. i am thankful and blessed for the opportunity to speak in front of you today and would like to end with this brief lessing. may the lord bless you and watch over you. may the lord caused his countenance to shine to you and favor you. may the lord raise his countenance towards you and grant you peace. amen. [applause]
tom: thank you, congressman kustoff. now, we would like to invite another participant. a holygresswoman to do reading from the scriptures. a reading from the book of john. , you are the branches. if you remain in me and i in you come you will bear much fruit. apart from a coming you can do nothing. if you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. this is to my father's glory -- that you bear much fruit showing yourself to be my disciple. if you do not remain in me come you're like a branch that is thrown away and weathered. such branches are thrown into the fire and burned. as my fire has loved me -- as my
father has loved me, so i have loved you now remain in my love. if you keep my commandments, you were remain in my love. just as i have kept my father's command and remained in his love. -- and remain in his love. i have told you this so the joy he may be in you and your joy may be complete. my command is this -- love each other as i have loved you. greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friend. you are my friends if you do what i command. i no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master's business. instead, i have called you friends for everything i have learned from my father, i have made known to you. you did not choose me that i chose you. and appointed you so you might go and bear fruit. fruit that will last so that
whatever you ask in my name, the father will give to you. this is my command. love each other. according to jesus, no matter how different we appear, we can all be connected with a bond of love. we have worked to do today. to go and bear fruit that will last. command tojesus' love one another. [applause] tom: thank you, congresswoman tory small. small.es thenow, we want to welcome republican leader of the house of representatives, kevin mccarthy. [applause] mccarthy: the lord works
in amazing ways. i do not believe he could have picked a better day to bring us all together to seek him and his advice. now, will you join me in prayer. let us pray. lord, your scripture tells us in the book of isaiah that we all, like sheep, have gone astray. each one of us to our own way. that will never work. we need to be together as a flock and move in the direction of past year, water, and safety. lord jesus, we believe it when you said you are the good shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep. and lord, we know that throughout history, you have appointed and sent shepherds to lead us. leaders of government, learning, culture, faith, law, and even politics. we pray for the leaders we have right now. we pray for our president, president trump and the first lady.
we pray for the vice president and the second lady. lord, we ask that you lift them up. give them your piece and wisdom. lord, we pray for the leaders of congress. ,itch mcconnell, nancy pelosi and chuck schumer and all of the members of the house and the senate. lord, please guide us out of tearing division and into unity to do the people's business. the chiefray for justice roberts and all of the judiciary who tell us what the constitution means and how we should follow it. we pray for the joint chiefs of staff and the millions of military men and women that defend us and who are in harms way. lord, we pray for their spouses and children who are lonely and fearful today. governors ande 50 thousands of mayors, police chiefs, fire chiefs, and first responders that serve across america.
we pray for the countless teachers who are trusted with our children. and lord, we pray for the faith community who keep us steadfast in your word as they have since our nation's founding. we thank you for the freedoms we enjoy every day. and we pray you will continue to guide us in the ways of justice. almoste know there are 200 other countries in this world and we pray for their leaders as well. for the hundreds of leaders in this room today, we pray that you would teach us all how to be shepherds. to love and care for the flock. to know its needs and its dangers that it faces. and deliver from evil those who are persecuted because of their faith in you. lordus who are leaders, oh , so that all of the people in the world may be blessed. in the name of the good
shepherd, my lord jesus i pray. amen. [applause] tom: thank you, leader mccarthy. it is now my pleasure to present to you our keynote speaker, dr. arthur brooks. of theoks is a professor practice of public leadership at the harvard kennedy school. he is a best-selling author of 11 books and a columnist at the washington post. for the last 10 years before joining the harvard faculty last summer, arthur was the president of the american enterprise institute. one of the most influential and highly respected think thanks in the world. and the economist by training, arthur has spent decades studying culture and public policy. his work in topics from technical economics to the sources of happiness has
established his reputation as a scientist and an original thinker. are there began his career as a classical musician performing for 12 years with the barcelona city orchestra and other and samples. , you'llrite composer sebastian bach who said -- the of music isl end the glorification of god and the refreshment of the soul. today, arthurwork seeks to serve the same purpose. in his remarks today, arthur will share his ideas from his most recent book, love your enemies. ladies and gentlemen, dr. arthur brooks. [applause] dr. brooks: thank you, tom. this are president, vice
president pence, speaker pelosi -- all of you, i honored and grateful to join you at the national prayer breakfast today. as you ever heard, i am not a priest or a minister. i am a social scientist and university professor but most important lake, i am a follower of jesus. jesus, who taught each of us to love god. [applause] and who taught us to love each other. today, i am here to talk to you about the biggest crisis facing our nation and many other nations today, the crisis of contempt and polarization and tearing our societies apart. if i do my job in the next 10 minutes, i promise not to depress you. on the contrary, i'm going to show you why i believe this crisis -- in this crisis resides the greatest opportunity we have ever had as people of faith to lift up our nations and bring
people together. as leaders come you all know publicly well, better than anyone, that when you have an old problem like the problem of polarization and contempt, that old solutions do not work. you have to think differently. all new solutions come from new thinking. policy as true in public as it is in your personal lives. here's an example of the letter. i have three children. two of whom are still teenagers. pray for me. [laughter] , two yearson, carlos ago when he was still in high school here in the washington, d c area. he led us to have a terrible parent-teacher conference. problem. a grades he was not living up to his potential. it was an old problem that was getting worse. his grades -- what will happen? afterwards, it was grim.
inwife asked her and i were the car in we were driving and we were silent. finally, she said -- we need to think about this old problem in an entirely new way. and i said -- i'm all years, i'm at the end of my rope. she said -- at least we know he is not cheating. [laughter] that is new thinking. today on thiss path of new thinking about the crisis of contempt and polarization, i want to turn to the words of the ultimate new thinker, history's greatest social entrepreneur and as a catholic, my personal lord and -- savior, jesus. here's what he says recorded in the gospel of st. matthew. you have heard that it was said -- love your neighbor and hate your enemy but i tell you --
love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you so you may be children of the father in heaven. my friends, that is the theme of today's breakfast -- love your enemies. that is thinking differently. it changed the world 2000 years ago and it is as subversive and counterintuitive today as it was then. the problem is the devil is in the details -- how do you do it? being roiledat is with political hatred and differences that we cannot bridge. to begin, we need to make it personal. we need to make the problem personal. i remember it -- i make my living speaking. speeches each year and i to all different audiences including believers, and atheists. everybody. in 2014, one morning i was
giving a speech to a large group of conservative political activist. very fired up. i got there early. i look at the program. and i realized -- i was the only one on the program not running for president. -- that is aelf mistake. mistakes,are not any my friends, only opportunities. so i asked myself that what can i say that politicians cannot? and the answer is -- anything i want. [laughter] so i gave my speech. in the middle, i stopped and i said -- my friends, you have been getting a lot of applause to the speakers today and you agree with them and i agree with them as well. but i want you to remember those that aren't not here. they would not be comfortable because they do not agree with these ideas.
who are they? political liberals. they are not stupid or evil. thatare just americans disagree with us on public policy. if you want to persuade them, which you should, you can only do it one way. and that is with love. it was not an applause line. [laughter] thank you. [applause] finally. the applause i have been waiting so long for. but a lady said to me -- she said -- you are wrong. they are stupid and evil. at that moment, my mind went to seattle. why? home town. as some of you know, seattle is one of the most politically aggressive places in the state. autographwas an
there. what you think their politics were dashed. i am politically and -- politically conservative. i am the outlier from my friends and family. they brought me up as a christian and taught me to think for myself which i did at great inconvenience to them. [laughter] , political polarization became personal to me and i wanted to be personal to you on this day. let me ask you this -- how many of you loved somebody with whom you disagree politically? i'm going to round that off to 100%. the rest of you are on your phones. [laughter] are you comfortable hearing someone on your side insult that person that you love? make it personal, my friends. lesson myds me of a
father taught me about moral courage. we need to stand up to the people with whom we disagree. we need a competition of ideas. the great thing about america is there is no knock in the night and any us. god bless this country. we have achieved this. [applause] so, moral courage is not standing up to the people with whom you disagree. moral courage is standing up to people with whom you agree on behalf of those you disagree. can you do it? are you up for it? why can't we do it? why am i so bad at that? i am not going to lie. why can't we get out of this dark place we don't like? some people say we are too angry. look at television.
screaming. terrible. social media. it is very dark. i don't think it is anger. anger says i care what you think i want to change it. psychologists have found anger and divorce are uncorrelated. i have been married for 28 years to a spaniard. the secret to my 28 years of happy marriage, the lack of correlation between anger and divorce. [laughter] problem is not anger. the problem is contempt. oftempt is the conviction the utter worthlessness of another human being. when you are treated with contempt you never forget it. the world's leading expert in marriage reconciliation is at the university of washington. he has brought thousands of couples back together. he says he can say for the
couple for one hour he's never met and he can predict if they will be divorced within three years with 94% accuracy. married.to stay i rolling, sarcasm, derision, dismissal. contempt kills marriages. contempt kills relationships. contempt kills love. contempt is ripping our country apart. we are like a couple on the rocks in this country. don't believe it? turn on primetime tv. look at social media. watch how we talk to each other. when i say we, i mean me. i look at myself on youtube in television having a debate about public policy with a woman i did not agree with. she made a no considered point. i rolled myeyes. that's an unforced error.
it's a habit tearing our society apart. how do we break the habit of contempt? some people say we need more stability, for tolerance -- more tolerance. civility and tolerance are a low standard. my wife and i are civil to each other and say we need counseling. jesus and the gospel of matthew did not say tolerate your enemies. he said love your enemies. love them. answer hatred with love. how are you going to do it? how my going to do it? i will give you three pieces of homework. i am a harvard professor. i get to give homework. this is your homework, in my. first, ask god to give you the strength to do the hard thing. to go against your human nature. to follow jesus's teachings.
you believe in jesus, act like it. ask god to take political contempt from your heart. sometimes when it is just too hard, ask god to help you fake it. second, make a commitment to somebody else to reject contempt. of course you will disagree. you need to disagree with other people. that is what makes america great. the competition of ideas. that is right and good, but do it without contempt. ask somebody to hold you accountable. the republic leader. maybe -- you are a public leader. go out looking for contempt. it is your opportunity for moral perfection. when people treat you with hatred, you enter with love, you will change the country. it is like being a missionary. i have missionaries on both sides of my family.
they are so full of joy in the face of rejection. you know the words nobody has ever said before? "good. there are missionaries on the porch." [laughter] >> pretend we are not home. yet they are full of joy. why? there is darkness and they have light and they are bringing light to darkness. if you can't find contempt to be a missionary, you need a wider circle of friends. you need more purple that disagree with you. you are in an echo chamber. this is your opportunity to show people what leadership is all about. run towards the darkness. bring your light. when you leave this national prayer breakfast i go back to your lives and back to your jobs, you will be back in a world with a lot of contempt. see it as your opportunity. i want you to imagine there is a sign over the door as you leave.
it is a sign many of you have seen in churches. it is not coming into the church. it is over the doors going out into the parking lot. you are now entering mission territory. as we see the world the world as mission territory, we might just mark this day, february 6, 2020, the national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. is appointed which our national healing begins. my friends, thank you. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] >> thank you, arthur brooks.
and now, ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honor to introduce the president. mr. president, your presence here means so much to all of us. we are thankful for your attendance every year. your job has enormous challenges and incredible burdens each day. i am reminded of the words of jesus who said, "come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and i will give you rest. take michael copan you and learn from me for i am gentle and humble at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. is easy and my burden is light." our hope is that you will not be
burdened. instead you will be encouraged by the people in this room and the spirit in this room. as you go from this place knowing people all around the world are praying for you and your family. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming the president of the united states, donald j. trump. [applause]
president trump: thank you. thank you very much. i am working very hard for you. you certainly don't make it easy and i don't make it easy on you. and i will continue that tradition, if i might, this morning. and arthur, i don't know if i agree with you. but i don't know if arthur is going to like what i'm going to say. i love listening to you. it's really great. thank you very much. and thank you, congressman, for the great job you've been doing and the relationship and the help. you're a warrior. thank you very much. kevin, you're a warrior. thank you. the job you've done is incredible. it wasn't supposed to be that way. a lot of extra work. unnecessary work. it's wonderful to be with the thousands of religious believers for the 68th annual national prayer breakfast. i have been here from the first one where i had the privilege of being asked. i've been with you a long time before that. and we've made tremendous progress, tremendous progress. you know what we've done. i don't think anybody's done more than all of us together during this last three years.
and it's been my honor, but this morning we come together as one nation blessed to live in freedom and grateful to worship in peace. 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. they know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves far ahead of our great country. weeks ago and again yesterday, courageous republican politicians and leaders had the wisdom, fortitude, and strength to do what everyone knows was
right. 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's not so. so many people have been hurt. we can't let that go on. and i'll be discussing that a little bit later at the white house. we're joined today by two people whose faith inspires us all. our amazing, wonderful friend, vice president mike pence and his wonderful wife karen. thank you. [applause]
president trump: thank you. thank you to all of our great political leaders out there. so many that i've been working with so hard over the last three years and we accomplished so much. to members of my cabinet in attendance. secretary mike pompeo, mark esper, david bernhardt, gene scalia, ben carson, dan, betsy devos. robert wilke. and administrator jovita carranza. joining us - [applause] for this cherished tradition are a lot of friends in the audience. many really have become friends. they are political leaders. they've become great friends. that's all i get to meet anymore.
that and the enemies and the allies and we have them all. we have allies. we have enemies. sometimes the allies are enemies but we just don't know it. [laughter] but we're changing all that. but thank you, all, and thank you, all, for being here. i also want to welcome foreign dignitaries from more than 140 countries. that's something. [applause] that's something. everyone here today is united by a shared conviction. we know our nation is stronger. our future is brighter and our joy is greater when we return to god and ask him to shed his grace on our lives. on tuesday i addressed congress on the state of the union and the great american comeback. that's what it is. [applause]
our country has never done better than it is doing right now. our economy is the strongest it has ever been. for those of you that are interested in stocks, it looks like the stock market will be way up again today. according to the latest gallup poll that just came out a little while ago, a few minutes ago, american satisfaction is at the highest level ever recorded. can you imagine. and that's from gallup. no friend of mine. people say they are satisfied with their personal lives. isn't that something? they must have known i was going to be here. in everything we do we are protecting freedom and that includes religious freedom.
[applause] as i said on tuesday in the house chamber, in america, we don't punish prayer. we don't tear down crosses. we don't ban symbols of faith. we don't muzzle preachers. we don't muzzle pastors. in america, we celebrate faith. we cherished religion. we lift our voices in prayer. and we raise our sights to the glory of god. [applause] so much of the greatness we have achieved, the mysteries we've unlocked, and the wonders we built, the challenges we met, and the incredible heights that we've reached has come from the
faith of our families and the prayers of our people. before america declared independence, patriots in all 13 colonies came together in days of fasting and prayer, in the bitter cold of valley forge, washington and his men had no food, no supplies, and very little chance of victory. reminded me a little bit of 2016. we had very little chance of victory. [laughter] except for the people in this room and some others believed we were going to win. i believed we were going to win. but what they did was have an unwavering believe that god was with them. i believe that, too. god is with the people in this room. before a single skyscraper rose up in new york city, thousands of poor american families donated all they could to build the magnificent st. patrick's cathedral. [applause]
when buzz aldrin landed on the moon he said, houston, i would like to request a few moments of silence. then, he read from the bible. at every stage -- [applause] our nation's long march for civil rights was inspired, sustained, and uplifted by faith, prayer, and devotion of religious believers. to protect faith communities, i have taken historic action to defend religious liberty, including the constitutional right to pray in public schools. [cheers and applause]
we can also talk about the johnson amendment. we can talk about mexico city policy. we've done a lot. but i also recently took executive action to stop taxpayer dollars from going to colleges and universities. that spread the poison of anti-semitism and bad things about christianity. [applause] we are upholding the sanctity of
life. sanctity of life. [applause] and we are doing that like nobody has ever done it before from this position. you better get out and vote on november 3. [laughter] because you have a lot of people out there that aren't liking what we're doing. and we're pursuing medical breakthroughs to save premature babies because every baby is a sacred gift from god. [applause]
together, we are building the world's most prosperous and inclusive society. we are lifting up citizens of every race, color, religion and creed. we are bringing hope to forgotten communities, and more americans are working today. 160 million -- little bit short. just a little bit. 160 million. we've never been even close than ever before. think of it. more americans are working today. almost 160 million, than ever before. our unemployment numbers are the best in the history of our country. a more specific -- [applause] number and numbers that you hear me say, if you listen, african-american, asian
american, hispanic american, the best unemployment numbers in the history of our country. women, best in 71 years. sorry. we'll have you there soon. soon it will be historic. have to apologize to the women. it's only 71 years. but the best unemployment numbers. we're doing things that nobody thought possible. we're setting records that nobody thought achievable. and to give former prisoners a second chance at life, which so many people in this room have worked on for so long. [applause] we passed criminal justice reform into law, and i signed it nine months ago. [applause]
and it's proving more and more that america is indeed a nation that believes in redemption. what's happened with prisoners is prisoners would come out, nobody would give them a job, and oftentimes, most of the time, almost all of the time, they'd go back into prison. they'd get caught doing something bad. they had no money. they had no hope. they had no job. now, they're coming out into a booming economy, and employers are hiring them and to a certain extent maybe because they're having a hard time getting people. first time in our country's history, actually, we're running out of people. we have plants moving in by the thousands. we have car companies coming from japan and from germany, from lots of other places, and we need people. employers are hiring prisoners. and they would have never done
it except for what we've done with criminal justice reform. but even before that, because the economy has become so powerful. and these prisoners have done an incredible job. the employers are saying, why didn't i do this 20 years ago? so it's an incredible thing what's happening to people that are given a second chance and sometimes a third chance, in all fairness. and it's something that everybody in this room should be very proud about because you've always felt that way long before it was fashionable, so i want to thank you for that. [applause] as we revive our economy, we're also renewing our national spirit. 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. it won't happen as long as i'm here.
it will never, ever happen. [applause] something which wasn't done nearly enough, i could almost say wasn't done at all, we are standing up for persecuted christians and religious minorities all around the world. [applause] like nobody has ever done. last year at the united nations, i was honored to be the first president to host a meeting of religious freedom. it was based all on religious freedom. that was the first meeting of its kind ever held at the united nations.
, a woman was seized in iran because she converted to christianity and shared the gospel with others. in venezuela, the dictator maduro, has arrested church leaders. at the state of the union i was honored to host a true and legitimate president of venezuela, juan guido. [applause] good man. i told him that all americans stand with the venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom.
yesterday our administration launched the international religious freedom alliance, the first ever alliance devoted to promoting religious liberty. it was something. [applause] really something. more than 25 countries have already joined our campaign. i want to thank secretary of state mike pompeo, along with ambassador sam brownback who are both here this morning for leading this historic initiative. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] all of us here today reaffirm those timeless truths. faith keeps us free. prayer makes us strong. and god alone is the author of life and the giver of grace. [applause]
last year mount pleasant was one of three african-american churches in louisiana that was destroyed in fires set by a wicked hate-filled arsonist. yet in the wake of such shocking evil, america witnessed the unshakable unity and spirit of reverend tousant and his entire highly spirited, beautiful congregation. families quickly came together in prayer. they came together to build
it was dark the day that jesus was crucified. it was dark at night when they burned our church. what has happened since is like a resurrection. old things are gone but it's going to be a brand new start and it's going to be better than ever, reverend. [applause] better than ever. fantastic. and today just 10 months later the ground is cleared, careful plans have been made, and they are beautiful plans, and construction is about to begin on the new and very, very magnificent mount pleasant church. congratulations. [applause]
the reverend says we are rebuilding because that's what jesus does. he rebuilds. he lives and he breathes, that's what he does. he wants it to be rebuilt. it was torn apart, but it's being rebuilt again and i'll bet you it will, indeed, be bigger, better, and nicer than before. what do you think, reverend? it's going to have your mark on it. it did happen. and your father is looking down on you right now and he's very, very proud of the job you have done. thank you very much. very much inspire us, reverend. thank you. i want to just thank everybody. this has been very special. tell your congregation that, and all of your people, that we have 350 million people in our
country. they are proud americans. and they respect what we are doing. even those you don't think so much like us, respect us, want to be with us, they are respecting our fight. and we are in a fight. religion in this country and religion all over the world, certainly religions in particular are under siege. we won't let that happen. we are going to protect our religions. we are going to protect christianity. we are going to protect our great ministers and pastors and rabbis and all of the people that we so cherish and that we so respect. america is eternally in the debt of our nation's african-american churches all throughout this country.
that's why it's so fitting and so -- one of the reasons we chose this particular church in louisiana. for generations, they bravely fought for justice and lifted up the conscience of our nation. we are grateful beyond any measure. but i can say that going beyond that we are grateful to the people in this room, for the love they show to religion. not one religion, but many religions. they are brave, they are brilliant, they are fighters. they like people. and sometimes they hate people, i'm sorry. i apologize. i'm trying to learn. it's not easy. [applause] it's not easy.
when they impeach you for something, then you are supposed to like them, it's not easy, folks. i do my best. but i'll tell you what we are doing. we are restoring hope and spreading faith. we are helping citizens of every background take part in the great rebuilding of our nation. we are declaring that america will always shine as a land of liberty and light on to all nations of the world. we want every nation to look up to us like they are right now. we were not a respected nation. just a few years ago we had lost our way. our country is respected again by everybody. [applause] this morning, let us ask father in heaven to guide our steps, protect our children, and bless our families. and with all of our heart let us
forever embrace the eternal truth that every child is made equal by the hand of almighty god. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you all very much. thank you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2020] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] music]tic
>> ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for the president to leave us along with the vice president and mrs. pence. sir, as you go, know that millions of people around the world are praying for you. and we thank you so much for being here with us. please remain in your seats until the president and the vice president leave. [applause] this, so help you god? convene -- the senate will convene. >> what we have seen is a descent into constitutional madness. >> the basis upon which this has
moved forward is a regular. is not guiltyump as charged in the second article of each would. >> for the third time in u.s. history, a president has been impeached and acquitted. from the house hearings to the centage trial, c-span has provided live, comprehensive coverage of the impeachment of president trump. you can find all of our video and related resources on c-span.org. c-span, your place for unfiltered coverage of congress. live, friday, the u.s. house meets at 9 a.m. for work on aid for puerto rico. gabbardp.m., tulsa speaks at a town hall meeting in new hampshire. a.m., we get 9:30 more from the campaign trail with senator bernie sanders. there will be a politics and
eggs breakfast in manchester. p.m., the afternoon sessions of political conference. portionn3, the morning of the state solutions, with more from state governors. reporterselosi told she did the courteous thing ripping up president trump's state of the union address >> the comments came -- address. the comments came in her daily briefing after the trial. she was also asked about her remarks at the national prayer breakfast.