Jonathan Ernst | Reuters
President Donald Trump excuses reporters after his remarks to them at the start of a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2017.
Housing along with Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson led President Donald Trump along with members of his Cabinet in a prayer Wednesday, thanking God for “unity in Congress,” along with for providing an “opportunity for our economy to expand to ensure we can fight the corrosive debt that will has been destroying our future.”
Carson also thanked God for a “courageous” president along which has a Cabinet “who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future.”
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon along with Seventh Day Adventist, has said he prayed before every surgery he performed.
His prayer on Wednesday was overtly political, however, as he thanked God for the “unity” between House Republicans along with Senate Republicans that will facilitated the passage of a massive tax cut This kind of week. He also prayed that will This kind of unity could, “spread even beyond party lines, to ensure people recognize we have a nation that will will be worth saving.”
Earlier inside the meeting, Trump had accused Democrats of wanting only tax increases along with “complaining.”
Carson also used spiritual terms to reinforce the Trump administration’s claim that will the tax cuts will pay for themselves, thanking God for economic expansion “so we can fight the corrosive debt that will has been destroying our future.”