He spoke of the heroism of ordinary Americans and first responders who dove into flood waters after hurricanes, firefighters who braved smoke and flames during the California wildfires and responded to the "horrific shootings" in Las Vegas. "We see the work of God's love in the power of souls", he said.
Trump referenced his hit NBC reality series in an early morning tweet in which he noted he planned to head over shortly to the event. Great religious and political leaders, and many friends, including T.V. producer Mark Burnett of our wonderful 14 season Apprentice triumph, will be there.
Calling America "a tireless force for justice and peace", Trump said the USA -led coalition against ISIS has liberated nearly all of the territory recently held "by these killers" in Iraq and Syria.
Addressing Sophia, President Trump concluded, "You may only be nine-years-old but you're already a hero to all of us in this room and all over the world". Looking forward to seeing all! "And we see the Lord's grace in the Moms and Dads who work two and three jobs to give their children the chance for a better and much more prosperous and happier life". "And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can".
President Trump praised God and country Thursday, calling the U.S.
Last year, Trump attended the 65th annual breakfast just weeks after his inauguration. "That is why the words "praise be to God" are etched atop the Washington Monument, and those same words are etched into the hearts of our people".
The president highlighted issues like the nation's opioid epidemic and religious persecution carried out by ISIS during his remarks, saying "today the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated nearly 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and all throughout Syria".
He said America stands "with all people suffering oppression and religious persecution" naming Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea.
The National Prayer Breakfast has been held every year since Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration by the Fellowship Foundation, a nonprofit group formed to support people "who come together in the spirit of Jesus Christ to serve others around the world in countless different ways". "Approximately 55 are coming from Russian Federation, including a group of 35 young professionals - millennial doctors, lawyers and business leaders in their 20s and 30s - invited out of a context of relationship and faith".