Trump’s prayer for Schwarzenegger – Religion News Service

(USA Today) President Trump, while speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, asked America to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger and his sagging ratings since taking over The Celebrity Apprentice. It was a joke. A bad joke.

Trump had been introduced by Mark Burnett, who produced and created the original The Apprentice and the celebrity spinoff. The president’s remark was a small part of his speech. It should be taken in context — not just how it fit into a bipartisan gathering of political leaders that should have been more reflective, as in soul-searching rather than mirror-preening, but how it follows the president’s statement on National Holocaust Remembrance Day last week. That was the same day Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days.

Trump did not specifically mention Jews in his Holocaust statement. Apologies are not his style. So on Saturday, White House spokesperson Hope Hicks, responding to criticism of the statement, was on CNN saying: “Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered.”

Trump’s prayer for Schwarzenegger – Religion News Service

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