Ben Carson leads Trump cabinet in prayer, thanking the Lord for corporate tax cuts that will hurt the middle class while making the rich richer.
In a deplorable display of Christian privilege, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson led President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet in a Christian prayer Wednesday, thanking God for a tax bill that benefits the rich while ultimately hurting the poor and middle class.
An obnoxious President Trump invited Carson to lead the Cabinet in prayer after bragging about his new tax plan. Before the prayer, Trump told reporters they could stay because they needed to hear the prayer most:
You can stay if you want because you need it more than we do.
From the pool report: “After Mr. Trump concluded about 12 minutes of remarks he invited HUD Secretary Ben Carson to lead the Cabinet in grace, saying reporters could stay because they needed to hear it most.”
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In his prayer, Carson thanked God for “unity” between House Republicans and Senate Republicans, and “for a 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 behind us.”
Carson did not comment on the fact that poor children would lose their health insurance as a result of the sweeping tax bill.
Here’s the entire prayer:
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 behind us. We’re thankful for the unity in Congress, that presented an opportunity for our economy to expand, so we can fight the corrosive debt that has been destroying our future. And we hope that that unity will spread even beyond party lines, so that people recognize we have a nation that is worth saving. And nations divided against themselves cannot stand. In this time of discord, distrust and dishonesty, we ask that you will give us a spirit of gratitude, compassion and common sense. And give us the wisdom to be able to guide this great nation in the future. We ask in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Bottom line: Ben Carson leads Trump cabinet in prayer, and thanks God for corporate tax cuts that will benefit the rich while ultimately damaging poor and middle-class Americans.