President Trump invited reporters at the White House to remain in his Cabinet meeting Wednesday while Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson prayed.
After all, he said, they needed it.
During his Cabinet meeting, he described some of the projects his administration has accomplished and more that are in the works.
Then he said: “With that I’m going to ask Ben Carson … you can stay if you want to, 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 then. Is that possible?”
Carson then began: “Our kind Father in Heaven, we’re so thankful for the opportunities and the freedom that you’ve granted us in this country. We thank you for the 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 after.”
Carson thanked God for the “unity in Congress” that allowed the tax cut plan lawmakers adopted Wednesday.
Newsweek described Trump’s actions as “taunting” the reporters.
And, the report said: “The bill was anything but a unifying force, however. It passed the Senate 51-48 before going to the House for another party-line vote, 224-201.”
It noted the meeting “was truly awash with gratitude of the heavenly sort.”
“You promised the American people in that campaign a year ago that you would deliver historic tax cuts, and it would be a ‘middle-class miracle.’ And in just a short period of time, that promise will be fulfilled. Thank you, Mr. President, and God bless you,” Vice President Mike Pence said.