Media Baffled by President Trump Asking Ben Carson to Lead Cabinet Meeting in Prayer

Some in the media appeared baffled by an “unusual” prayer during a Cabinet meeting that HUD Secretary Ben Carson said at President Trump’s request shortly after Congress finalized a sweeping tax reform bill Wednesday.

President Trump asked Carson to begin a Cabinet meeting with a prayer Wednesday morning, inviting journalists to stay because “you need the prayer more than I do, I think, you may be the only ones.”

“Maybe a good solid prayer and they’ll be honest, Ben, is that possible?” he joked, pointing at reporters in the Cabinet room.

In his prayer Carson thanked God “for a President and for cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us” and for “the unity in Congress” that brought about passage of the Republican tax reform legislation. He also thanked God for the current economic expansion “so we can fight the corrosive debt that has been destroying our future.”

“We hope that that unity will spread even beyond party lines so that people recognize that we have a nation that is worth saving and recognize that nations divided against themselves cannot stand,” the HUD secretary prayed.

Washington reporters remarked that the prayer seemed odd.

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Source: Christian Post