Wednesday’s State Funeral for President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral included a number of religious observances, including songs and prayers.
The event, in its second hour now, has been carried live across many television stations, and many are watching.
Notable during the event has been President Donald Trump‘s refusal to even acknowledge former President Bill Clinton or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Others took to social media to blast the current occupant of the White House for claiming to be a devout Christian, while, as one person wrote, being “the only president at the Bush funeral not reciting the prayers.”
CNN’s Keith Boykin captured one example in this video clip:
This is your “Christian” evangelical president. pic.twitter.com/u0478FoSyR
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 5, 2018
Here are some other reactions:
Hmmm. Obama seems to have no problem recalling the words to the prayers at church. Meanwhile Trump cannot. Your move, #evangelicals
— MonetizedSpace (@MonetizedSpace) December 5, 2018
Trump didn’t participate in one prayer or song at George H W Bush funeral… like wtf was the point of you going to this mans funeral you obviously didn’t want to be there why not turn down the invite
— Kristal Kaye (@kaye_k_dot) December 5, 2018
Question for the religious people that love trump:
Why is he the only president at the Bush funeral not reciting the prayers???
— Tsunami (@anthonytkaz) December 5, 2018
— Lindsey McCoy (@LindseyMcCoy17) December 5, 2018
Did the evangelicals notice how Donald trump doesn’t say the Profession of Faith or any responses? He said no prayers, he sang no hymns. He is a disgusting boar
— Erin Johnson (@ErinJohacts) December 5, 2018
Now, I’m not one to judge regarding religion, it’s such a personal decision. Did anyone else notice that at GHWB’s funeral service, Trump didn’t recite the community prayer (“I believe in God…”) I wonder what the evangelicals will say about that.
— Laurie Baas (@lbaas1) December 5, 2018
Trump did not join in the Nicene Creed or the prayers. What, he’s too good to declare faith, or pray? What a toad.
— Redheaded1 (@redheaded1) December 5, 2018
Who can possibly believe Donald Trump is a Churchgoer? Either he can’t be bothered to recite prayer, or doesn’t know how. https://t.co/XiOM0awHIv
— SesanNe Tweet (@Sesanne) December 5, 2018
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Trump Launches Maniacal Tweetstorm After Devastating Fox News Poll Shows His Numbers Near All-Time Worst
Trump Team Terrified Tanking Economic Numbers Will Be the End of His Presidency
President Donald Trump launched a massive, nonsensical tweetstorm Thursday morning, after a Wednesday evening Fox News poll revealed both his approval and disapproval numbers are almost the worst they’ve ever been, and as his China trade war is destroying markets worldwide. The DOW dropped 800 points Wednesday, and DOW futures are swinging “wildly.” Reports from inside the White House say aides are terrified that the economic numbers will be the end of his presidency.
Fox News attempted to minimize the bad polling news for Trump by wrapping it inside the public’s response to recent mass shootings, but those numbers are also bad for the President – with public opinion on policy directly contradicting the White House narrative.
Trump’s disapproval is now at 56% – a five point jump from just one month ago. Just 43% approve, down from 46%. Notice Fox News tucks this key fact into its analysis: “Record numbers of men (53 percent), white men (46 percent), and independents (64 percent) disapprove.“
Here’s how Fox News finally introduced the bad polling numbers for President Trump – after more than a dozen paragraphs and several graphics:
Meanwhile, the president’s job ratings are increasingly negative in the shooting aftermath, as 59 percent say Trump is “tearing the country apart,” compared to 31 percent who feel he’s “drawing the country together.” Two years ago it was 56-33 percent (August 2017).
Sixty-five percent of Republicans and 54 percent of conservatives think he’s drawing the country together, while 92 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of non-whites, 59 percent of independents, and 53 percent of whites say tearing the country apart.
Overall, 56 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s performance, up from 51 percent in July. Record numbers of men (53 percent), white men (46 percent), and independents (64 percent) disapprove. His disapproval rating has only been higher once: 57 percent in October 2017.
Currently, 43 percent of voters approve of Trump, down from 46 percent last month.
Meanwhile, Axios early Thursday morning ran this bit of troubling news on how terrified Trump’s aides are:
With #TrumpRecession trending on Twitter, a source close to President Trump told Axios, “I’m very worried about the latest economic data. A lot of us are concerned. Without the narrative on the economy, he can’t win.”
The Axios report gets worse for Trump:
His team is worried about polling data from Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, amid the economic signals.
Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, are the three states that turned Hillary Clinton’s nearly 3 million popular vote win into an Electoral College win for Trump.
As for Trump’s massive tweetstorm – 13 tweets or retweets in a half-hour – follow the advice of SiriusXM Progress host Michelangelo Signorile:
Donald Trump is freaking out about the economy and possibility of #TrumpRecession and is furiously retweeting every kind of crazy diversion he can this morning. it’s insane.
Don’t give it fuel. It’s the economy, stupid.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) August 15, 2019
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