President Trump Participates in the Announcement of the Guidance on Constitutional Prayer


The President: Well,
thank you very much. A couple of things
happened today that are very exciting. The USMCA passed
the Senate. It’s one of the biggest
trade bills ever made. And then, yesterday, as
you know, China passed, and that’s something
that is extraordinary. And it’s going to have
tremendous far-reaching effects, including our
relationship, long term, with China, our farmers
and manufacturers and bankers, and everybody. It’s jobs. It’s jobs like we’ve never
seen before, and that’s going to be something
very special. And USMCA today, which
just passed by a very comfortable vote — a very
high vote — we are very proud to have that. So we’ve done two of the
biggest trade deals. They are the two biggest
trade deals in the world ever done. And we’re honored to have
done them in a short period of time. We are gathered in the
Oval Office for the National Religious Freedom
Day — something very important and very
special, and special to me and the people that are
gathered around me. This afternoon, we’re
proudly announcing historic steps to protect
the First Amendment right to pray in public schools. So you have the
right to pray. And that’s a very
important and powerful right. There’s nothing more
important than that, I would say. We’re joined by the
Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos; Deputy
Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen; and students and
advocates from across America. And advocates they were. They’ve been calling and
writing by the thousands. And you’re representing
that large group of people. In a sacred principle
of our Republic that government must never
stand between the people and God. Yet, in public schools
around the country, authorities are stopping
students and teachers from praying, sharing their
faith, or following their religious beliefs. It is totally
unacceptable. You see it on the
football field. You see it so many times
where they’re stopped from praying. And we are doing
something to stop that. Tragically, there is a
growing totalitarian impulse on the far-left
that seeks to punish, restrict, and even
prohibit religious expression. Something that, if you go
back 10 years or 15 years or 20 years, it was
un-thought of that a thing like that could even
happen — that anybody would even think of
something like that happening. That is why, today, my
administration is issuing strong new guidance to
protect religious liberty in our public schools. The right of students
and teachers to freely exercise their faith will
always be protected, including the
right to pray. So we call this the “Right
to Pray.” Is that a good idea? Good? Right? You like that, right? (laughter) Nine federal
agencies are also proposing new rules to
roll back discriminatory regulations. So we have rules to roll
back discriminatory regulations on religious
service organizations. And earlier this
afternoon, my White House released a new memo to
make sure federal funding is never used to violate
the First Amendment — which is a very big deal. With us today is Hannah
Allen, a high school freshman from Texas. Hannah, would you tell
us what happened at your school with respect
to you and prayer? Hannah? Ms. Allen: Thank
you, Mr. President. The President:
Thank you, darling. Right here. Ms. Allen: So, me and a
group of students from our school wanted to pray for
our former classmate’s brother who had got
hurt in an accident. After the prayer, our
principal told us, “Don’t do that again.” So the
next day, parents had called and complained. He told us that we could
pray, but he said we had to hide in the gym or
behind a curtain, or somewhere away from
everyone else. And I know that if this
can happen in a small town in Texas, it can happen
anywhere across America, and that’s not right. No one should feel ashamed
of their faith, especially in school or anywhere. The President: Well —
Ms. Allen: And — The President: So what
ultimately happened? How was that resolved? Ms. Allen: So we got
with First Liberty. They’ve been amazing. They supported
us the whole way. And they sent the school
a letter, and the school complied with the letter,
and they changed the — yeah. The President: And now
you’re able to do that? Ms. Allen: We are. The President: Good. Well, now it’s going
to be much easier yet. Okay? All right? Thank you, darling. That was beautiful. Thank you very much. We’re also joined by
Marilyn Rhames, a former teacher and the founder
of Teachers Who Pray. Marilyn, if you could, let
us know — where is — Ms. Rhames:
I’m right here. The President: Good. Thank you very much. Maybe you give us a little
bit about what happened? Ms. Rhames: Yes. So, thank you. I’m Marilyn Rhames. I’m the founder and
president of Teachers Who Pray. And I founded Teachers
Who Pray because I, as a teacher, believe in the
beauty of every child and the unlimited potential
that resides within. However, the students that
I was getting weren’t set up for success because
they were so significantly behind grade level. And I taught in Chicago
public schools for 14 years. And during that time, we
were losing students every year to gun violence. And one year, it was like
30, 32 students getting killed. And I was overwhelmed with
the heaviness of the work, so I thought about
quitting, and I decided not to. I was going to fight. And I was going to pray
and uplift my spirit so that I can do the job that
I knew God had called me to do. So I began praying with
other teachers in the building who were
like-minded, and we really supported each other,
built community, built more hope, built more joy
in the work despite it being so difficult. And we grew. Like, right now, there’s
over 150 chapters of Teachers Who Pray because
teachers need that spiritual support
and guidance. And today, I believe it’s
super important because there is a myth out there
that what Teachers Who Pray does and other
organizations do for teachers, spiritual
wealth is not legal. And it absolutely is. And I’m here to tell
teachers that we need to pray for your faith. We need to pray. We need to buckle and just
do what we have to do for our kids because they need
us and they’re depending on us. And if we’re not strong,
we can’t make them strong. So that’s why I’m here. The President: That was
really beautifully said. Thank you very much. That was beautiful. Thanks, Marilyn. So, while I’m President,
which will be hopefully for five years — and, I
don’t know, maybe we’ll work on, with the media,
we’ll work on a major extension of that. Right? (laughter) But we will not
let anyone push God from the public square. We will uphold religious
liberty for all. And I want to thank you
all, and God bless you all for being here. It’s a great time
in our country. We’re doing things that
nobody thought was possible. I’d like to ask, if I
might, Secretary DeVos and Deputy Attorney General
Rosen to say a few words about our actions,
if you don’t mind. Please. Secretary Devos: Thank
you, Mr. President. The President:
Go ahead, Betsy. Please. Secretary Devos: Thank you
for your leadership, your courage, and your
friendship to people of faith, especially our
nation’s children. Too many misinterpret a
separation of church and state as an invitation for
government to separate people from their faith. In reality, our
Constitution doesn’t exist to protect us from
religion; it exists to protect religion
from government. The First Amendment
affirms our free exercise of religion, and we don’t
forfeit that first freedom to anyone or in any place,
especially in public schools. After all, it’s been noted
that as long as there are final exams in schools,
there will be always be prayer in schools. (laughter) Thanks to your
leadership, Mr. President, today we remind schools of
the law with respect to religious expression —
something that hasn’t been done in more
than 15 years. And where there are
violations, we now make clear that the law
requires states to establish a clear process
for students like Hannah and Michael — Mr.
Mcleod: William. Secretary Devos: William
— parents and teachers like Marilyn
to report them. It also notes that the law
directs states to tell us about any and all
complaints as well. This administration and
you is, and always will be, committed to ensuring
all believers have the freedom to learn, to
pursue our passions, to use our talents, and to
live in accordance with the unique purpose that
God has called us each to do. If we embrace that
freedom, our faith will be a light no darkness
can overcome. Thank you again,
Mr. President — The President: Thank
you very much. Secretary Devos: —
for your leadership. The President: Beautiful. Thank you,
Betsy, very much. Jeff? Deputy Attorney General
Rosen: Well, thank you. Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you for your
leadership on this really critical issue. There are — the
fundamental freedom that you’ve been supporting
for Americans to practice their faith is so
important and is so appreciated by millions
and millions of Americans. And at the Department of
Justice, we remain firmly committed to enforcing
Americans’ constitutional rights, including
this one. So that’s part of why
I’m very honored and privileged to be a part of
today’s announcement on the new guidance document
about prayer in school. I think sometimes people
don’t appreciate that there are many, many
Americans who feel called to pray during the day,
and our First Amendment to our Constitution
protects that. And sometimes I think
there’s a confusion about this issue as to whether
it’s trying to force people to pray who don’t
want to, but that’s not what this is about. This is about protecting
the rights of those who do to have the liberty to do
that on school grounds. And that is protected —
The President: Right. Deputy Attorney General
Rosen: — by the First Amendment. So today’s guidance
reaffirms and clarifies and spells out for
Americans what that freedom is with regards
to prayer and religious expression. And I really think that
the courage of people of faith, such as the folks
we have here today, is really a reminder
of how important our constitutional liberties
are and of the great action that your
administration is taking to ensure that they
remain legally protected. So again, Mr. President,
I thank you — The President:
Thank you, Jeff. Good job. Deputy Attorney General
Rosen: — and the Secretary DeVos and the
whole administration for the efforts to
make this happen. The President:
Very good job. Thank you very much, Jeff. Paula, would you like
to say something? Go ahead. Pastor White: Yes, sir. It’s such an honor to
stand here with you, President Trump, and
with this amazing team. And the policy and
everyone who had made this — this is a huge thing. So we said it is a
constitutional right, a First Amendment right. And, President, you
continue to be such a fighter for people’s
freedoms, for their liberties. As you often say,
“We worship God, not government.” Perceived and
perception has often been — people have been
bullied, harassed, stopped from practicing
their faith. You have so many people
that have walked out here, very brave, with horrific
stories of being persecuted because they
simply wanted to pray. And prayers, we know,
makes a huge difference. So thank you for standing
for all — The President: Thank you very
much, Paula. Pastor White: —
religious liberties. The President:
That’s great. Thank you very much. Would anybody like
to say anything? Go ahead. Mr. Mcleod: Can
I tell my story? The President:
Yes, go ahead. (laughter) Go ahead. Mr. Mcleod: So it all
started when I walked in the classroom. I was — it was Ash
Wednesday and I had my ashes on my forehead,
and all the kids in the classroom was like,
“Is that dirt on your forehead?” Because they don’t know,
because they aren’t Catholic and they
were all Mormon. The President: Oh. Mr. Mcleod: So — because
I was like — they’re — that was like — I was
like the only Catholic in that school. So then the teacher came
up and was like, “It’s unacceptable. Wipe it off.” And I told
her four times, and she didn’t listen and she made
me wipe it off in front of all the kids. The President: Wow. Mr. Mcleod:
That’s my story. So, thank you,
Mr. President. The President: Well, it’s
not going to be happening anymore. Okay? Mr. Mcleod: Thank
you, Mr. President. The President: All right? Mr. Mcleod: I just don’t
want anyone to feel like that. The President: That’s
a beautiful — it’s a beautiful story. Well told, because it sets
such a good plate out there for people. I mean, you hear a story
like that, it’s such a shocking — Jeff, that’s
a shocking story, right? You were the only
Catholic in the school? Mr. Mcleod: (Nods head.)
Well, I think there’s one more. The President: But they
didn’t have any idea. It was just — and the
teacher did not treat you properly, right? Mr. Mcleod: (Nods head.)
The President: Okay. We’re changing that. Okay? Great job. That was beautiful. Come here.
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Give me that hand.
Anybody over here? Anybody? Sure. Mr. Windebank: Mr.
President, thank you so much for the
opportunity to be in the Oval Office. So much history has
taken place here. It’s surreal. Thank you, sir. The President: Good. Mr. Windebank: My name
is Chase Windebank. I started a small group of
students praying in high school during
a free period. And by my senior year, it
had grown to a community of 90 students. It was so encouraging. But later in senior year,
the administration wound up banning us from praying
during school hours — not even during lunch. And so I remember thinking
I didn’t want to file a lawsuit at all, but after
many meetings unsuccessful with the administration, I
wound up realizing it was the only way to secure
future students’ rights to pray. And so thank you, sir,
that now I get to have the opportunity to tell
students to live out their faith in big and small
ways — The President: That’s right. That’s right. Mr. Windebank:
— in the future. And you guys are making
sure that the Founding Fathers are living
on in our nation. So thank you,
sir, very much. The President: Beautiful. Thank you very much. That’s very nice. Mr. Windebank:
Thank you, sir. The President: Yes? Ms. Hijaz: I pray
five times day. Oh, my name is
Malak Hijaz. I pray five times a day
and I have to pray at lunch. And I would bring the
hijab to cover my hair and kids would make fun of me,
harass me, and attack me. And I would tell the
principal, and the principal actually
blamed everything on me. At the end, me and my mom
complained so many times, and I didn’t have a good
education at the end. So, yeah, everything
was blamed on me. The President: And we’re
going to take care of that, right? Ms. Hijaz: Yeah. The President:
Thank you, darling. Ms. Hijaz: Thank you. The President: Beautiful. Thank you very much. Ms. Hoblin: Mr. President? The President: Okay, we’ll
I want to thank everybody for being here. Did I hear somebody else? Yes, please. Go ahead. Ms. Hoblin: Hi, my
name is Ariana Hoblin. I’m a high school student
in South Florida. And in my middle school, I
was the only Jewish person and I was very open
with my religion. I would announce when I
would have Shabbat plans, which is a day of
prayer and rest. And when we started our
Holocaust unit, it ended with everybody being nice
to me because I spoke out about it. And I wanted to inform
people and I wanted to help people learn. And the students started
to write swastikas on my belongings, on my arms. I was pushed and
shoved in the hallway. They even went so far as
to take my face and put it on Anne Frank’s body. And it was sent around to
three different schools. And I was terrified
to say I was Jewish. And that should never
be in anyone’s mind. Anyone in school should be
able to say, “I am what whatever religion I am. And I practice this and I
believe this.” And it’s been three or four years
since middle school. I’m a junior in high
school and I have continuously fought for
anyone to have the right to exercise their
constitutional rights in school. And I just want to thank
you so much for everything you’ve done, and for
Israel and for everything that you’ve truly
done for all of us. The President: Well,
thank you very much. So beautiful. Thank you. It’s working
out better now? Or is it sort of similar? Ms. Hoblin: Yes, my high
school is extremely supportive of me. I go to Wellington
High School. The President: Good. Ms. Hoblin: And they’ve
helped me be a leader in the Jewish community now. The President: Well, this
is going to help too. Ms. Hoblin: Thank you. The President:
Thank you very much. Mr. Kennedy:
Mr. President? The President:
Yes, please. Mr. Kennedy:
Coach Kennedy. The President: Coach. Mr. Kennedy: We
talked a few times. I coach up in Bremerton
High School — The President: Right. Mr. Kennedy: — in
Bremerton, Washington. And I was fired for
praying after football games. The President: Right. Mr. Kennedy: And it’s just
so nice to have First Liberty representing me
and having a President that has the guts
to stand up for us. So, I appreciate you, sir. The President:
Thank you, Coach. Mr. Kennedy: Oorah. (laughter) The President:
Good coach, too. He’s a good coach. Mr. Kennedy: Thank you. Ms. Chaney: Mr. President? The President: Thank
you all very much. Yes? Ms. Chaney: My name
is Emily Chaney. I’m a sophomore at East
Ridge High School. And I started a prayer
locker at my school, and it really helped a lot of
people who had different prayer requests. Just — The President:
Where do you come from with that
beautiful accent? (laughter) I
love the accent. Where do you come from? Ms. Chaney:
Pikeville, Kentucky. The President: Kentucky. Oh, we love Kentucky. (laughter) We
love Kentucky. Ms. Chaney: I started a
prayer locker at my school and it helped a lot
of kids who have many different prayer requests
just to let them know that someone was there for
them and cared for them. And Americans United for
Separation of Church and State sent a letter to our
board of education that the prayer lockers
needed to be taken down. And whenever my teacher
told me my school was notified that I had to
take my prayer locker down, I was heartbroke,
because I had like 10 prayer requests a day. And that was — I just
feel like it really helped move in our community,
in our schools. And I just — I’m just so
thankful for you and all you’ve done for
our country. The President:
Thank you very much. Ms. Chaney: Thank you. The President: Say hello
to everybody in Kentucky for me, okay? (laughter) And beyond. And beyond Kentucky. Ms. Chaney: Thank you. The President: Okay? We’re all set? Dr. Richburg:
Mr. President? The President:
Yes, please. Dr. Richburg: I come from
a heritage and from a faith persuasion that
every day of my life, from childhood to now, was
grounded in faith. And it is my belief that,
had we not had that freedom to exercise that
faith, we would not be where we are today. And so, for that reason,
we look at this moment as epic, and an opportunity
to return to where we have one time been — the
opportunity to freely express ourselves and to
share with others, who might feel the same way,
how far we’ve been brought and how far we must
come through faith. The President: Beautiful. So nicely stated. Thank you very much. You were going
to say something? Mr. Buehrer: Yes, Mr.
President, I wanted to thank you. Eric Buehrer, with
Gateways to Better Education. And these guidelines
haven’t been updated and reissued since 2003. The President: Right. Mr. Buehrer: And when we
saw that and contacted the Department of Education,
we were so gratified of the response from
Secretary DeVos and others on your staff that said,
“Yes, we need to address this and update these.”
Other administrations should have done it every
two years, and it hadn’t been done. So thank you so much for
stepping up and really supporting religious
freedom in schools. The President: Well, we
covered a lot of territory in here, as you know,
because, you’re right, it’s been many years
since they were updated. Mr. Buehrer: It has. The President: So I think
it’s very important. Well, thank you
all very much. Go ahead. The Press: Yeah, Mr.
President, tell me a little bit about what many
folks, especially folks of faith, view as a
cultural war out there. Prayer, a lot of things
going on in society — what are your views on
this cultural war that we hear so much about? The President: Well, it is
a cultural war, and you have two sides. And you have a side that
believes so strongly in prayer, and they’re being
restricted, and it’s getting worse and worse. And I think we’ve
made a big impact. And we’re loosening up a
lot, and I want to loosen it up totally. But you do have — you
have things happening today that 10 or 15 years
ago would have been unthinkable,
what’s happening. Taking the word “God”
down, taking the word “Christmas” out. You know, I think we’ve
turned that one around very good. I think we’ve turned both
of them around very good. But we’re not going
to let it happen. We’re never going
to let that happen. And we’re
fighting it hard. You know better than
anybody, we’re fighting it very hard. And we’re opening it up,
and we’re opening up again. So stories like you hear
— but so many other stories — hopefully, in
the future, you’re not going to be hearing
too much about that. Okay? Thank you. Good question. The Press: Mr. President,
what is your response to Lev Parnas, who says that
your efforts in Ukraine were all about 2020 —
that you just wanted Joe Biden out? What’s your
response to that? The President: Well,
I don’t know him. I don’t know Parnas,
other than I guess I had pictures taken, which I do
with thousands of people, including people today
that I didn’t meet. But — just met them. I don’t know him at all. Don’t know what
he’s about. Don’t know where
he comes from. Know nothing about him. I can only tell you: This
thing is a big hoax. It’s a big hoax. We call it — this
is the current hoax. We’ve gone through the
Russian witch hunt. We’ve gone through a lot
of them — from probably before I came down the
escalator, but certainly since I came down
the escalator. You take a look at
what’s happened. The Press: But he says
that — The President: And, in
the meantime, our country — The Press: He He says that
you know what you were — The President: It doesn’t matter
what he says. He’s trying to probably
make a deal for himself. The Press: But he says
that you knew what Giuliani was doing in
Ukraine, that you knew what he was doing — The President: I don’t even know who this man is, other than I guess he attended fundraisers, so I take a picture with him. I’m in a room; I take
pictures with people. I take thousands and
thousands of pictures with people all the time —
thousands — during the course of the year. And, oftentimes, I’ll be
taking a picture with somebody. I’ll say, “I wonder what
newspaper that one is going to appear in.”
No, I don’t know him. Perhaps he’s a fine
man; perhaps he’s not. I know nothing about him. But I can tell you this — The Press: He described
a situation that was more than just taking
pictures, Mr. President. He says that — The
President: I don’t know him. I don’t believe I’ve
ever spoken with him. The Press: — he was with
Giuliani when you were on the phone with Giuliani. And he said that there
was a — The President: I don’t believe I’ve
ever spoken to him. I meet thousands of people
— The Press: — that there was a pressure campaign on the President of Ukraine. The President: I meet
thousands and thousands of people, as President. I take thousands
of pictures. And I do — and I do it
openly and I do it gladly. And then, if I have a
picture where I’m standing with somebody at a
fundraiser — like, I believe I saw a picture
with this — this man. But I don’t know him. I had never had a
conversation that I remember with him. Certainly — The Press: So
when he said Mulvaney knew about this — The President: Let me just tell you: You just have to
take a look at the polls. The Press: — that Bolton
knew about this — The President: Quiet. You just have to take a
look at the pictures. You just have to take
a look at the polls. You see I don’t need
anybody’s help. We’re doing
phenomenally well. The economy is the best
it’s ever been in — we have never had an economy
like this in history. We just made the two best
trade deals in the history of our country. We are doing well. I don’t need the help of
a man I never met before, other than perhaps taking
a picture at a fundraiser or something, if that’s
where it was taken. The Press: He makes it
sound like this was just about taking
out Joe Biden. The President:
So — go ahead. The Press: Are you
still going to Davos? And if you are, what’s the
message you want to send being — The President: I
will probably be going to Davos. I’ve been invited. We have tremendous world
leaders, and we also have the great
business leaders. And we want those business
leaders all to come to the United States. Some of the businesses
left the United States because they were
disgusted with what happened. And now they’re
all coming back. We are booming. Our country is the hottest
country anywhere in the world. There’s nothing
even close. Every world leader sees me
and they say, “What have you done? This is the most
incredible thing that we’ve ever seen.” I
understand the stock market, today,
broke 29,000. When I came in, it was
a fraction of that. It was a number that,
frankly, would have gone and it would have been
cut in half had the other person or the
other party won. The number would have
been cut in half. We are doing so well. And I want to get more. We have tremendous room
for growth in our country, in terms of the economy. We have tremendous,
powerful room for growth. So I’m going to
be going to Davos. I’ll be meeting the
biggest business leaders in the world; getting
them to come here. I’ll also be meeting
with foreign leaders. Okay? The Press: Mr. President,
you’ve been talking about prayer and faith today. What’s your message to the
millions of Catholics in the United States? Why should they vote
for you in the upcoming election — Catholics? The President: Well, I
have a great relationship with Catholics. I’ve done so much
for Catholics. You take look at
the abortion issue. You take a look at many of
these — you have Mexico City; you take a look at
so many of the different issues. My relationship with
Catholics and the Catholic Church has been very, very
good, as you know very well. Jeff, go ahead. The Press: Mr. President,
Rudy Giuliani wrote a letter to Zelensky
requesting a private meeting, and he said it
was in his capacity as private counsel to
President Donald J. Trump — this was before
the inauguration. Did you authorize him
to write that letter? And what was your
understanding of what the meeting was supposed
to be about? The President: Well, I
don’t know anything about the letter. But certainly Rudy is
one of the great crime fighters in the
history of our country. He’s certainly probably
the best over the last 50 years. He was also the greatest
mayor in the history of the city of New York. I think Rudy was truly
an outstanding mayor. As an example, his
endorsement of Bloomberg — he got
Bloomberg elected. He wouldn’t have
even been mayor. But Rudy was the
greatest crime fighter. And Rudy is somebody that,
frankly, having him on my side was a great honor
for me, and it has been a great honor for me. Rudy Giuliani — Rudy
Giuliani did a phenomenal job over a long period of
time in fighting crime. And frankly, he’s a very
legitimate guy, a very straight shooter. I didn’t know about his
specific letter, but if he wrote a letter, it
wouldn’t have been a big deal. Rudy was always in — it
was very important to Rudy that I be a great
President, and that’s okay with me. It was very important to a
lot of people, because our country was going to hell
and now our country is on a path that we haven’t
seen in decades and decades. We’ve never done better. Go ahead. The Press: What was —
The President: No, no. Not you. Go ahead. The Press: The trial
is starting next week. What’s your view on how
long it should take and what witnesses you — The
President: Well, I think it should go very quickly. It’s a hoax. It’s a hoax. Everybody knows that. It’s a — The Press:
And witnesses? What about those? The President: It’s a
complete hoax — the whole thing with Ukraine. So you have a
perfect phone call. This is a call fortunate-
— it was actually two phone calls. You people don’t
report that. There were two calls. They were both
perfect calls. In fact, probably among
the nicest calls I’ve ever met — made to
foreign leaders. Now, so you have these
perfect calls, and everybody says it now. Before they knew they
were so good — because, fortunately, they were
transcribed — you had other people saying
terrible things about the calls. You had a fake
whistleblower that wrote a report that bore no
relationship to what was said. Everything was false. You have now the Ukrainian
President and the Foreign Minister of Ukraine saying
there was nothing done wrong. In fact, they said there
was absolutely no pressure whatsoever. Everything was perfect. And they impeach. It’s totally partisan. We had 195 to nothing,
Republican votes. I guess we got a Democrat
actually came over to the Republican side. We had 195 to nothing. This is a hoax. It’s a sham. I did the biggest deal
ever done in the history of our country yesterday
in terms of trade — and probably other things too,
if you think about it: the deal with China. And that was the second
story to a total hoax. Today we just had
passed the USMCA. It’s going to take the
place of NAFTA, which was a terrible deal. And the USMCA will
probably be second to this witch-hunt hoax, which
hopefully everyone knows is not going anywhere. There was nothing
done wrong. This was a perfect
phone call. Think of it: The President
of the United States, who’s led the greatest
growth — the greatest — the greatest economic
revival of any country anywhere in the world is
the United States, as big as it is. We’re doing better than
any other country, by far. Our unemployment numbers
are the best they’ve been in over 50 years. African American, Asian
American, Hispanic American unemployment, the
best in the history of our country. And I’ve got to go through
a hoax, a phony hoax, put out by the Democrats so
they can try and win an election that hopefully
they’re not going to win. It was put out for
purposes of winning an election. Our country is
doing great. Our country has
never done better. So they figure the only
thing they can do — they failed on the Mueller
report; that was a bomb. After two and a half
years, they failed. Now they said,
“What can we do?” And they pick up a phone
call that was perfect. But they didn’t
know it was perfect. They only found out later. They made up a phone call. What they did — look,
what they did — you have a corrupt person — he’s a
corrupt politician named Adam Schiff, and he
made up a phone call. He went out — you’ll hear
about this as you grow older. (laughter) He went out and
he said things that — “He said quid pro quo eight
times.” It was no times. He said, “Don’t call me;
I’ll call you.” That’s a mob statement. I never said that. Fortunately, I released
the transcript of the call. The transcript was
perfectly accurate. And now everybody agrees
because it went through a lot and they said, “Well,
could you add one word here?” Our lieutenant colonel
said, “Well, I think they should add…” —
they added the word. Everything — everyone
agrees the transcript is perfecto, done by total
professionals, right? But I released that after
they had done these fraudulent acts. And you get
impeached on this. We have the greatest
economy in the history of our country. We have the highest
job numbers. Today, it was just
announced, we have more people working in the
United States than ever before in the history of
our country — almost 160 million people. We’re doing an
incredible job. And for absolutely no
reason — The Press: Mr. President, during
that call, you said Marie Yovanovitch was “going to
go through some things.” The President: — and for
absolutely no reason, I got impeached. The Press: Can
you address that? The President: It’s a
disgrace and it’s a hoax. Thank you very
much, everybody.

100 Replies to “President Trump Participates in the Announcement of the Guidance on Constitutional Prayer”

  1. Just about every video on any YouTube has ads for the Democrats I am yet to see one for any republican or President Trump…

  2. now that people can pray the Muslims and other religions will come along and abuse this right they will demand prayer rooms in school they will demand that all schools be built so that they can face Mecca I mean it will never end these people abuse the rights that they're are given.

  3. Thank you President Trump, once you show your strength, may God Bless and keep you and yours in Jesus name we ask it Amen

  4. LOVE YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP. You are running a beautiful administration and running our country just the way it should be. Wish you could be our PRESIDENT forever. I remember when public school prayer was taken out of my school many years ago in the very early '60's. Seems society fell soon after-

  5. If the fat orange idiot knew anything about the Constitution, the 1st Amendment is for freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Nobody ever siad people in schools couldn't pray, it is so that there is not any official display of prayer which would imply a government endorsement of a particular religion. That is against the 1st Amendment. That is what the Constitution says, no matter what you think your fairy tale god tells you. Keep your god to yourself and stop shoving it down people's throat. The US is NOT a Christian nation, it is a nation of many different beliefs including not believing.

  6. Trump is such a self serving hypocrite. He didn't discover religion until he became president. Then he realized the idiots that voted for him a re big believers so he needs every vote he can get and this is why he engages in these dog and pony shows. Trump is downright amoral and evil.

  7. I tired of the mediaโ€™s disrespect for my President Trump, a bunch of Lairs…Keep the great work President Trump

  8. i believe that there were some people not everyone were trying to get me sick by making me breath in vehicle exhaust and this didnot hapoen every day but a hit iin miss style purposely and coincidental this is a structured way along with tumes when no-one else was around and right before and right after somone did it this has been s pattern but its not 100 percent of tbe time i believe some people wont say anything about this a revolving pattern no one is caught and it is massing my life up law enforcement cosistently messing my life up by not catching anyone wete ever i move but consistently showing up

  9. You idiots that worship Trump realize that all Trump is doing is signing 'guidelines', not a law. Guidelines have no impact and can't be enforced, they are suggestions. Only Congress can make a new law.

  10. Oh no, a war on Christmas, a war on religion!! The world is ending. A cultural war is right, caused by right wing religious nuts that want an American theocracy. And Trump has done more to divide America since the Civil War Confederacy. What an amoral, lying asshole. Too bad he didn't fall down the escalator. #impeach.

  11. thank you mr president as a man if god the lord has told me i would have to suffer no cross crown if god said so it wil happen bit prayer changes things as well as those in power jesus has all power in his hand thank you for help in the structure how about this for a legacy what god wants you helped with the structure no abortion comming from a backround of deals a lot of lies in that buissneses you see what lies do how they lied on the president no better reason to except jesus how declare this i believe in the lord jesus lord forgive me of my sin i will repent from the sin i have done

  12. "Right to pray in school" does that include the worship of satan/moloch by satanists? And if not, why not mention it, otherwise he just authorised satanism in schools.

  13. Trump needs help alright, psychological help. he is a pathological liar. Hey, little Donnie, the end doesn't justify the means. What will the next president do with the multi trillion dollar deficit you have caused. this fat, lying pig makes me sick. #impeach

  14. from last tex this has turned in ti people and law enforcement popping up at diffrent times while i was driving and some people consistently when seeing my vehicle pulling in front of me along with other reasons of some of the people faults no my fault but some of the people fault

  15. i don't know if this is going to happen today or tomorrow since oys structured like some want certain (results ) (plural)

  16. Did u hear the President you asshole reporter taking a beautiful day and you had to Ruin it media has no class no morals

  17. When Rudy was the mayor of New York it was beautiful and safe now itโ€™s shit Iโ€™d never go there DEBLASIO has RUINED NEW YORK WITH HELP FROM SOCIALIST AOC NEW YORK WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

  18. President Trump has done more in 3 years than all the Presidents before him who had 2 terms!!!!! Obama was one of the worst Presidents in our history and he ll go down worse when we really dig deeper into the hoax that started long before Trump announcement he was running. Itโ€™s all coming out shit floats to the Top

  19. the first amendment is very clear on separation of church an state. today we witness that wall crumble even more.

    i am a rare breed.. i am a gay republican atheist. i believe in the constitution with all my heart. that everyone is equal. i do not support the lgbt for this reason. the lgbt has been hijacked by the left. they don't want equal rights. they want extra rights.

    i don't want extra rights. i want equal rights.

    now for my one beef with my president. the fist amendment is very clear on the separation of church and state. there is nothing stopping people from praying at home or in public. you dismiss anyone who is not religious. we have just as much right to live here as anyone else. the biggest minority demographic and we have no say in what happens in our government because we get trampled every time by people who could give two fucks about us. i hope that some day we can get out from under the tyrannical boot of oppression that is religion.

    as an atheist,.. i don't want extra rights.. i just want to be treated with the same respect as anyone else. i want to be treated like a human being. you ostracize the non religious when the government favors the religious. the only fair thing to do is to not favor any religion and even non religion.

    again.. the constitution is very clear on the wall between church and state. the founder did that for good reason. because religion is non inclusive. if you are not with them,.. you are against them. i will still vote for trump because i know what the alternative is.. but i just wish for once, that my existence would be acknowledged instead of dismissed.

  20. Father, we thank you for the fresh oil and the fresh fire that you have poured out and released upon our President and this nation! We praise God for the right to pray! We have faith in The Almighty God only! Mark 11:22-26!!

  21. Are we talking about our Civil Right (Privilege) to pray or our Unalienable Right to pray?
    1. Civil Right to pray is a man made, colorable, fraud, deception, perpetrated by the BAR Mafia (What man grants, man can abolish.)
    2. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Creator Rights are eternal. aka Law.)

  22. Tremendous job, Mr. President on Trade deals passing! Happy about the prayer EO! Muslims have had the right to pray since they came here, but other faiths have not.

  23. MR PRESIDENT YOU ARE AND WILL BE IN THE FIRST FAMILY. ONCE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. HOWEVER. PLEASE BE KIND TO THE CLINTONS.

  24. The impeachment hoax is the worse situation ever! This hoax is a set up by the left to interfere with the up coming elections and to blame someone else for their lack of diligence to do their job! God bless President Donald J Trump and God bless the USA!! Thank you for all that you have done as President, keep up the good work!!

  25. Good news, thanks ! IMO the communist- pedophile -sharia lobby has a clear agenda : Make Trump the last straight ,Christian Person in the White House & they use networks like NPR Radio, popular in Rural USA and others to push their racist agenda : In NPR guests push transgender information to all US Children in Schools "at an early age " , they push pedophilia legalization by the horrible " men-boy" lobby of child molesters and have guests complaining that it takes too long to establish a parallel sharia society in America with their un-elected self-appointed imams,ayatollahs, sheiks,etc., never mind integration & assimilation & respect of Local Rule of Law & Culture. Fake News CEO's are pushing this anti-US agenda also to distract away from their criminal #Oligarchs Money Laundering Encrypted Networks , from #Burisma #PrivatBank to #Epstein #BoNYKagolovsky laundering networks, washing money from Bribery,Extortion, Weapons, Drugs, Diamonds,Gold,Oil, stolen Art & their Insurance scams & War profiteering , etc. as well as distracting away from #OxyContin Court Cases & Fines. Is very sad to see many sites here in YouTube shadow banning & deleting comments that expose the activities above mentioned , even FOX deletes them too ! In the Reporter question case of indicted Firtash partners , Parnas & Fruman, initially they said Biden did illegal activities, now to avoid more investigations & indictments they change their story & say Biden is innocent & there is nothing in #Burisma ? These 3 are members &know of the Money Laundering Networks , they know everything about them. America is dealing with the most sophisticated criminal network in History , these laundering networks run $billions daily around the World to finance massive criminal activities, among themselves they call them their " secrets" and Trump must remember some of them & some of his worst enemies are sitting or standing right next to him.

  26. Trump is such a funny character LOL. Even after impeaching him, he will definitely win in 2020 unless Mike Bloomberg is the candidate.

  27. So many people have said that our President is not religious. So Read It and weep he is a very religious leader!
    Just an all-around wonderful President,๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘

  28. PLEASE TALK ABOUT VIRGINIA AND WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!! PLEASE DON'T LET MUSLIMS IN OUR WHITE HOUSE ANYWHERE ESPECIALLY WITH YOU ON A VIDEO!!!! THEY ARE TAKING OVER AMERICA!!

  29. I get a kick out of watching all of the inbreds crawl out of their trailer parks with bible in hand to praise Putin's boy.

  30. Hi Murli, I am a 62 year old man and it was that way when I was a child too. We need to bring that back so we don't have the problems like we do today. When you were being picked on, it used to be a fist fight in the alley or they would put the gloves on you and you would settle it in the gym. No one never thought about bringing guns to school even though we all had them.

  31. I do remember the day the principle came into the lunch room to announce that there will be no longer anymore prayer just before lunch. That was back in the mid 60's. It had been a daily occurrence at school for a teacher to lead prayer to give thanks for our food for lunch. A prayer such as that doesn't have to include in jesus name or allah…just acknowledge the Creator and give thanks would be wonderful.

  32. Wahnsinn wie die Ausnรผtzen mich zum Bildung & Ausbildungen….Die Schule wahrscheinlicht nicht brauchen
    Nein, am Meisten sind die Erwachsen….Aber fehlt es bei mir wegen der Kinder Sprache….

  33. Trump is saving American while stupid demonrats try to demolish it and all its clown voters make jokes about Trump and laughs about it all.

  34. ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๐Ÿ”ต YOU ARE WITNESSING THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN AMERICA HISTORY LIKE NO OTHER PRESIDENT FROM THE PAST.

    THANK GOD FOR DONALD TRUMP IN JESUS NAME.

  35. PEAYER ISSUES SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED YEARS BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT INTO OFFICE….ALL AMERICANS SHOULD STOP AND ASK ONE ANOTHER… WHAT KIND OF PERSON DOES NOT PRAY… PERHAPS SATENS. CHILDREN… TRUTH…FACTS … LIFE … GOD THE ONLY ETERNAL LIFE WALKING ON THE PLANET…IN LIFE FORM…

  36. ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๐Ÿ”ต
    TRUMP is Miraculous, May God CONTINUE to BLESS Him to Drain the SATANIC Swamp of Dirty DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS Scum.

  37. ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๐Ÿ”ต
    TRUMP DESERVS MORE YEARS, 8 MORE YEARS, 16 MORE YEARS AND FOREVER HIS LEGACY SHALL LIVE.

    THANKYOU MR. PRESIDENT

  38. Hoax is too mild for a partisan political move by the Dem's to try an blacken Trump's accomplishments. Shameful all the impeachment nonsense is nothing more than a power grab if they get away with it and they wont. The Dems need to fairly beat Pres.Trump in the next election if the DEMS can, otherwise drop this nonsense and do a day's work for a change. The HOUSE has obstructed and spent millions of the public monies for partisan gain because the field of their candidates are eating each other over IDENTITY POLITICS PURITY TESTS. Identity politics is only destructive. Be a force for betterment instead driving people into tribes on race; gender; etc with ILLEGAL MIGRATION aided by DEMS seeking demographic advantages in a salad bowl country of their making. Make the melting pot a salad bowl then choke on the veggies!

  39. ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธTHANKYOU GOD FOR MR. DONALD J. TRUMP

    TRUMP IS KEEPING AMERICA GREAT
    LIKE OTHER PRESIDENT FROM THE PAST.

  40. For many years now, it has been easy for evil to walk among us. President Trump is making it possible for us to shine light into the darkness. President Trump has empowered us to fight evil without resorting to violence. We can truly fight the good fight. Perhaps we won't have to resort to the Second Amendment to take back our country. God Bless President Trump.

  41. ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŒท๐Ÿคด๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒTRUMP IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER .

  42. THIS MOVE THIS LAW WILL BE THE BEST LAW ANY POLITICAL FIGURE HAS EVER MADE…THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY LAW MADE BETTER IN THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH ๐ŸŒŽ WITH REGARDS TO SHOWING CHILDREN THAT PRAYER MUST BE THE TOP PRIORITY ABOVE ALL THINKS… FOR GOD SEES ALL AND KNOWS ALL… THE MOST IMPORTANT THINK IS THAT ALL MUST UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS VERY REAL… SATEN IS ALSO VERY REAL … THE AFTER LIFE IS VERY TRUE… EVERY PERSON IN EXISTENCE WILL SEE FOR THEMSELVES WHEN GOD CALLS THEM TO THE GATES OF JUDGEMENT… FOR HEAVEN ETERNAL LIFE OR HELL WHICH IS DEFINITELY VERY TRUE AND REAL…GOD IS THE ONLY WAY TOWARDS THE LIGHTS OF ETERNAL LIFE…THE LIGHT..NOT THE DARKNESS OF SUFFERING..GOD IS THE ONLY WAY..GOODNESS.. TRUTH…..HONESTY….LOVE…EVERLASTING LIFE…GOD OF GOODNESS..

  43. Hallelujah! Prayer NEEDS TO BE BACK IN ALL SCHOOLS!!! When they shut God out of schools, satan has caused evil in people to steal, kill and destroy! It's time to kick satan out of all our schools!!!!

  44. ๐ŸŒŽ IN THIS WORLD, YOU HAVE GOOD AND YOU HAVE BAD, IN THIS WORLD, YOU HAVE RIGHT AND YOU HAVE WRONG. IN THIS WORLD YOU HAVE POSITIVE AND YOU HAVE NEGATIVE.. IN THIS WORLD YOU HAVE GOD SENT LEADERS AND IN THIS WORLD YOU HAVE DEVIL STRICKEN, SATANIC SENT LEADERS.

    THEREFORE, DO YOUR OWN PERSONAL RESEARCH AND YOU WILL SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT MR. DONALD J. TRUMP IS TRUELY A GOD SENT PRESIDENT, THIS MAY NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS, SO WAKE UP AMERICA, AND DO NOT FALL INTO THE 99. 5% OF BRAIN WASHED AMERICANS WHO BUYS ONTO ALL THE FAIK NEWS, THE KIND OF DUMB AND BLIND PEOPLE THAT BELIVES OBAMA CARED ABOUT YOU AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF EVIL DIRTY CORRUPT POLITICIANS DOCTORS TEACHERS PREACHERS LAWYERS POLICE GOVERNMENTS ORGANIZATIONS CORPORATIONS AND
    CHURCHES.
    ITS TIME TO FIND IT IN YOUR SOUL TO SEE THAT MR. DONALD J TRUMP IS TRULEY A GOD SENT PRESIDENT LIKE NO OTHER, AND I MEAN NO OTHER. GOD IS MY WITNESS. AMEN.๐Ÿ™‚

    HAVE A GOOD DAY AMERICA ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ

  45. I believe President Trump when he say , he does not remember even meeting that foreign man… I because every thing have said up to this point has been proven to be truth by the media…..I see the different news station and do comparison based on other news station. I have seen where certain news stations LIE BY NOT SHOWING OR TALKING ALL THE FACTS. I believe… I have met people and met them again. . they had to remind me of where and how we met.. SO YES WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SAYING REGARDING MEETING THAT MAN… I SAY IS TRUTH , BECAUSE IT HAPPENS TO A TON OF PEOPLE ON A DAILY BASIS ON THE ENTIRE PLANET…..PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS AND STILL IS , DOING ONE OF THE BEST JOBS AS PRESIDENT . THAT HAS EVER BEEN DONE IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA. PRESIDENT TRUMP AMERICA STANDS WITH YOU… YOU HAVE EXCEEDED YOUR JOB DUTIES AS THE HEAD OF THE FREE NATION….. THOSE OTHER POLITICAL FIGURES MUST BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE….QUICK FAST AND IN A HURRY… AMERICAN LEGAL CITIZEN GREATER THAN 10 YEARS…

  46. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿคด๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜ŠTHE TRUMP LEGACY SHALL LIVE FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.โœ”

  47. I Pray that the people who watch too much television understand that is where their brains get washed. Thank god for the internet. Spread the good news till google says you are cancelled.

  48. OooRaah! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Veterans Stand By Our Commander in Chief โš“
    #GodBlessDonaldTrump๐Ÿ›
    #GodBlessAmerica๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    "Peter Anthony Roland"
    ๐Ÿธ gab.ai/paroland #GabVietVetโš“

  49. ROSE GARDEN NR NINE = 666.

    ALIEN SEED = 444.
    Alien seed: King Thor Haakon Sandberg = 1776.
    Alien seed: Donald John Trump Sr = 1776.

    THE ALIEN = 444.
    The alien: King Thor Haakon Sandberg = 1776.
    The alien: Donald John Trump Sr = 1776.

    The Aliens order 9 = 666.
    The Aliens order 9 king nine = 666.

    Hell rose of Thor = 666.
    Hell rose of Thor Haakon Sandberg = 1776…Hehe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Atheism is a religion! separation of church and state is part of liberty. too long has Atheism become a state religion. this helps give all the liberty to practice their faith no matter what it is, not have the religion of atheism or any other religion forced upon them. liberty for all, MAGA KAG Trump 2020, liberty for all.

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