Trump Refuses To Recite Apostles’ Creed With Other Presidents At Bush Funeral

Trump Refuses To Recite Apostles’ Creed With Other Presidents At Bush Funeral December 5, 2018

President Trump is being criticized after refusing to join other presidents at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday as they read the Apostles’ Creed.

Trump, who received the support of more than 80% of white evangelical and born-again Christians in the 2016 presidential election, is drawing pushback from critics online after refusing to join his fellow living American presidents to recite the Apostles’ Creed at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.

Newsweek reports:

In contrast with leaders seated around them, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump did not recite the Apostles’ Creed — a common statement in Christianity — at the Washington, D.C. funeral for late President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.

Video of the funeral showed former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and Vice President Mike Pence, among others, reciting the Apostles’ Creed during the funeral. The Trumps, meanwhile, silently held their sheets as others recited the creed, which begins: ‘I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth.’

Many on Twitter were surprised that Trump refused to participate in the trivial Christian ritual, given Trump’s dependence upon the support of conservative Christians:

Bottom line: A rude and sullen President Trump who claims to be a Christian refused to join other presidents in reading from the Apostles’ Creed at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.

Trump Refuses To Recite Apostles’ Creed With Other Presidents At Bush Funeral (Image via Twitter)
Trump Refuses To Recite Apostles’ Creed With Other Presidents At Bush Funeral (Image via Twitter)
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