President Trump on Friday offered well-wishes to Americans celebrating Easter and Passover, calling the U.S. “a nation of believers.”
“As families gather in houses of worship across the nation, we are grateful for the tremendous blessings on this land, our home,” the president said in his weekly address.
“We have a beautiful country, an abundant countryside, and an amazing people with a truly bright and wonderful future.”
It is a holy day of reverence and worship, a sacred time that fills the spirit of our nation with the faith of our people,” Trump said.
The president pivoted to terrorism, calling it “one of the gravest threats to religious freedom” and condemning recent attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Christian worshipers.
He concluded by calling out to “those struggling Americans who have felt, for too long, the bitter taste of hardship.”
“This White House is fighting for you. We are fighting for every American who has been left behind,” he said.
“We are fighting for the right of all citizens to enjoy safety and peace, and to work and live with the dignity that all children of God are entitled to know.”
Folks, you probably remember last year Easter Prayer Breakfast.
While he was President, Obama failed to mention assaults on Christians by Boku Haran or ISIS. He did, however, take the opportunity to take a swipe at Christians
On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that’s a topic for another day.
Where there is injustice — I was about to veer off. I’m pulling it back. Where there is injustice we defend the oppressed. Where there is disagreement, we treat each other with compassion and respect.”
Thank God, things have changed BIG since Trump took office. Trump’s message is true love for Christian and Jews persecuted by terrorists.