Some audience members at this year’s annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington likely did a double take when President Donald Trump hailed “people of faith” for their “abolition of civil rights.”
“Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides — from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote for women — have been led by people of faith,” Trump declared in his speech Thursday.
That’s probably not exactly how the president intended to put it.
No matter, because some gleeful Twitter users enjoyed another opportunity to chortle at an apparent Trump gaffe. Amid the religious right’s efforts to limit such rights as abortion access and same-sex marriage, others concluded that the president may have seen the light.
So now he decides to be honest. Finally!
— James Shoff (@jamescshoff) February 8, 2019
they celebrate it in Russia
— Orient Expresso (@orient_expresso) February 8, 2019
Scary thing is he might secretly be telling the truth 😳
— carlitosAFC (@CarlitosAFC) February 8, 2019
Wishful thinking on his part. Surpised he didn’t include “from enslavement of anyone on Medicaid, food stamps, in public housing, or any other type of public assistance”
— Dennis Hicks (@RealDennisHicks) February 8, 2019
Let me guess..and the audience applauded? Who’s in the audience again?
— JeffersonR (@RRondo0891) February 8, 2019
Trump speaking in tongues….but it isn’t God speaking
— Vickie Adams (@VickieA30482652) February 8, 2019