'I will never let you down': Trump expresses support for faith groups in National Prayer Breakfast speech

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  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Feb. 13, 2019 8:23 p.m.

    He already did let us down...

    When he said how he would touch women

    When he paid porn stars for sex

    When he cheated on each of his wives

    When he walked in repeatedly into the dressing rooms of young women at his pageants

    When he made laws separating children and parents at the border

    When he said there were good people amongst the neo Nazi's

    ...and many other times

  • bill4570 ,
    Feb. 11, 2019 7:41 a.m.

    He is a mess....

  • Silflay Katy, TX
    Feb. 9, 2019 12:46 p.m.

    @ RRB

    In response to silo's challenge to cite an example "where Trump's action favored people of faith more than Obama's, " you replied:

    "Calling on Congress to ban late term abortion."

    Thank you for admitting that the anti-abortion movement is an attempt to impose religion.

  • carrin , 00
    Feb. 9, 2019 11:39 a.m.

    Trump LOVES Trump. Making America Great Again is his personal goal for his personal glory. He needs recognition and praise. He is the Godfather of The Trump Family. Hopefully he will be stopped before there is nothing left to save.

  • Ga Bulldog Vernal, UT
    Feb. 9, 2019 9:32 a.m.

    No President Trump is far from perfect. I don’t know if he is truly Christian. Maybe he is pandering to his base . He does have a big mouth ,but it has to be acknowledged that he is sticking to his promises to protect the constitution and protect America. He has done nothing to deserve to be called a racist only those who make it up. I can not remember a president that has endured more to bring success to this country in my life time . Many do not like his honesty on topics.everybody says they want people to tells us “what u truly believe but they don’t they just want u to say what you believe.”

  • Utefan60 , 00
    Feb. 9, 2019 8:50 a.m.

    There is no way to be any type of honest Christian and continue to support Trump. It is not possible to follow the teaching for Christ and allow this man to be your leader. Complete dichotomy.

    This is exactly the same adoration that Hitler received from adoring masses including supposed religious people.

    Hilter made Jewish people the enemy, and now Trump makes immigrants, Muslims, and others from countries he has called horrible names the enemy. Nothing is different. Repeat of history. His attacks on the honest free press remind us all of any dictator's claims.

    To those who say we should not judge. That is not a Christian value. We judge the worth of people, neighbors, workers, and those we associate with every day. That is not against any type of "Christian" behaviors.

    Religious freedom is a wolf in sheep's clothing that is used to discriminate against mostly the LBGTQ community. That is not what Jesus taught. Name one religious freedom that anyone has lost?

    BTW, this country is not a "Christian Country" as one poster said. Never has been and never should be. They want our secular society to be ruled by their type of Christianity, and no one elses.

  • BigAlAvenger Summit, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 11:43 p.m.

    I seem to remember that Obama done away with the Prayer Breakfast. Not every president has sponsored one.

  • Backtobasics Provo, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 1:35 p.m.

    So many in this “Comment” section excoriate Trump “off-handedly” while at the same time no doubt from a religious belief of their own. No one is perfect and besides, Trump is not a religious leader - he is the President and upon that basis should be scrutinized. I wonder how many of those who criticize Trump would earlier have elected a TV evangelist before their downfall. I for one am tired of these (religious) bigots.

  • Christmas Carole Hurricane, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 12:12 p.m.

    Taking this opportunity to express deep concerns.I have lived surrounded by communist government & accidentally there with spouse and myself being locked in prison for months had we been discovered.Socialism is 1/2 step from communism.I have seen soldiers with their finger on the trigger ready to shoot me if they decided.I have been subjected to search of my personal property & lived through the history of failing economy's of socialist countries.Our basic innate desire is for freedom.Freedom to choose right or wrong with built in consequences.I would choose for everyone to give help,be kind,loving, respective of others and in an ideal society,healthcare for all.Our present world is not an ideal society but one of great greed,dishonesty,apathy,and power mongering.I will not willingly submit to being forced to comply to others' standards of what is 'right'.I would want all people to be what I consider kind,right,and true. I will not force them.We must insure others physical safety and basic housing needs and sustenance but to legalize not hurting someone's feelings(whether it's a wedding cake or etc)is force,just as wrong as them not doing it.Our country's foundation is freedom.

  • peabody Steamboat Springs, CO
    Feb. 8, 2019 12:08 p.m.

    Simply put Trump is pandering to his base. A man of faith? Please

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    Feb. 8, 2019 11:45 a.m.

    Misty Mountain - Kent, WA
    ---
    Trump reads a few lines (from a speech that someone else prepared) that extol "religious freedom" and the Evangelists are convinced that he is a man of faith. It seems harsh to label them as gullible, but good grief! Have you forgotten how, in the primaries, he made fun of Ben Carson's Seventh-Day Adventist beliefs?
    ---

    There have been many who have been on the receiving end of Trump's barbed tongue, yet in the end, have joined him in either voting for his legislative agenda, or in the case of Carson, joining his Administration.

    It's almost like passing the first level of "The Apprentice" TV show hosted by Trump. Take an insult, get a job interview.

    One would think, given the recorded words of Christ, that Christians would be on the forefront of supplying the needy by any means, or defending those who are the target of hatred.

    But apparently Trump appeals to the baser instincts, and he has many followers among the Evangelicals.

  • gojks Nauvoo, IL
    Feb. 8, 2019 10:48 a.m.

    Despite what you say at Deseret News, President Trump Is NOT a controversial figure! He believes in God, stands up for the constitution of the UNITED STATES. And by his administration is making policies that is getting America back to where it should be! He is a great man!

  • Misty Mountain Kent, WA
    Feb. 8, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    Trump reads a few lines (from a speech that someone else prepared) that extol "religious freedom" and the Evangelists are convinced that he is a man of faith. It seems harsh to label them as gullible, but good grief! Have you forgotten how, in the primaries, he made fun of Ben Carson's Seventh-Day Adventist beliefs?

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    @weightless skittles
    your "quotes" are taken so wildly out of context I have to wonder if you actually bothered reading the official transcript yourself or if you are itentioally trying to be deceitful.

  • OnlyTrumpCanDoIt Saratoga Springs, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 8:25 a.m.

    I am so happy that President Trump has the courage and strength to stand up for those who believe in God and his commandments. The thought of a newborn being put to death at the hands of those who have taken an oath to serve others is simply horrifying.

  • Pops NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 7:41 a.m.

    I suspect none of the commenters here - myself included - have much of a clue who Donald Trump really is as a person, we only know him as the caricature portrayed by his enemies. I can't recall a time CNN or ABC or CBS or NBC or MSNBC or the New York Times have had anything positive to say about him, which is especially telling giving the inordinate coverage they give him. I'm pretty sure if they did that to any of us, it would make us look like the devil incarnate. Yet there are positive things about him. He donates his salary to charity. He doesn't drink alcohol. He doesn't live in his mother's basement. He brought Kim Jong Un to the table to negotiate. See, it isn't that difficult.

    One thing about him that is unusual is that he doesn't use speech to communicate information so much as to produce a psychological effect in the listener. Of course that plays into the hands of those who would make a person "an offender for a word", but then it doesn't take much to do that. So to say that he is always lying completely misses the point of what he is really doing and does nothing to produce a greater understanding of the person. But I guess that may be the objective.

  • zgomer Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 6:29 a.m.

    President Trump is light years ahead of what Obama ever did with religious groups. At the very least he calls this country what it has always been, a Christian country, Obama seemed to want to call it something different, why are we always trying to mix politics with religion anyway, with today's society it is always offensive to do that. But here we see it always comes back to haunt us.

  • Misty Mountain Kent, WA
    Feb. 8, 2019 5:51 a.m.

    @One old man writes,

    "Comments like that completely mystify me. I was here. I was paying attention. When and where did any of this ever happen?

    Where do fantasies like that come from?

    Russia? Mar-A-Lago?

    Where?"

    They come from Fox News. They are repeated on Fox News. And the viewers believe them.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 2:28 a.m.

    I am glad trump is supportive of religion.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 2:16 a.m.

    silo

    Calling on Congress to ban late term abortion.

  • WallE Walla Walla, WA
    Feb. 7, 2019 11:04 p.m.

    The President has said he is special and could do many many bad things with impunity. He has also said he no reason to seek repentance. He isn't a religious man, but he will use religious people as long as they meet his needs.

    He also uses non-religious people to meet his needs (e.g. Stormy Daniels, Cohen, ect) ; those relationships end when they become inconvenient. Ironically some religious people don't care about any morality they give up for what they get back in the transaction. His relationship with the religious will also end if it becomes inconvenient or truth becomes relevant again.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 10:13 p.m.

    @sanefan
    "Trumps actions have been far more favorable for people of faith than were Obama's"

    Cite any example where Trump's action favored people of faith more than Obama's. Just one.

    Not an opinion, not a reposted claim from a facebook post.

    Cite something with factual data backing it up.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 10:07 p.m.

    @weightless skittles

    When you place quotation marks around text, you're claiming that as a quote. Obama did not say what you claim in his 2015 Prayer Breakfast statement. Bearing false witness is a sin.

    The actual text of his speech is available in less time than it took you to respond to me.

    In addition, Obama's message in 2015 had nothing to do with "tearing something down" as you initially claimed.

    Here's one particularly poignant statement from that Breakfast that refutes all your claims about Obama undermining Christianity:

    "Our job is not to ask that God respond to our notion of truth -- our job is to be true to Him, His word, and His commandments. " - Barack Obama 2015 Prayer Breakfast

    Here's another:

    "If we are properly humble, if we drop to our knees on occasion, we will acknowledge that we never fully know God’s purpose. We can never fully fathom His amazing grace. “We see through a glass, darkly” -- grappling with the expanse of His awesome love. But even with our limits, we can heed that which is required: To do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with our God." - Barack Obama 2015 Prayer Breakfast

  • jimjr Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 7:56 p.m.

    Say what you will about our current President, he was the best available candidate in 2016 despite his flaws. I believe he works hard and wants to do what is best for the country. His handling of the economy has been stellar, the SOU address was spot on as he called out late term abortion, socialism and many other topics better than any President since Reagan. Sometimes you have to give a person their due when deserved.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 7:49 p.m.

    Trumps speech?

    If he had anything to do with the speech other than simply reading something focus group tested or simply reflecting talking points it would be a first.

    For 8 years 24/7/365 President Obama was juidged by right-wingers.

    No problem.

    For little more than 2 years, trump has been judged 24/7/365.

    Big problem?

  • Biscuit , 00
    Feb. 7, 2019 7:46 p.m.

    I like what President Trump is doing. Could care less about his spiritual faith. Don't recall any articles like this when obama was president.

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 7, 2019 7:25 p.m.

    To silo. February 2015: Obama’s statements. “Speaking as a Christian- we need to get off our high horse.”- many have done despicable things, crusades, slavery etc in the name of Christianity- and he went on... Silo, you and others on this comment board either did not read Obama’s speeches or you have selective memories. You proved my point. We either build each up or spend our lives grinding everyone down including ourselves.

  • ATwin , UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 7:16 p.m.

    I support President Trump and recognize that he is not perfect. But he is doing his best to help our country and protect our religious rights. So many critics.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:52 p.m.

    Let me explain it too you Lou. Obama "appeared" to be a pretty morally sound guy, at least to the Democrats. But he could care less about people of faith, christians and religious rights. Hillary was cut from the same cloth, except she lacked any sense of morals. Trump obviously has some deep character flaws, but he seems to care about religious rights and people of faith. I'd much rather have the later, than the former as our President. I don't know either man or their heart, neither do you; but as President, Trumps actions have been far more favorable for people of faith than were Obama's and probably Hillary's.

  • Ltrain St. George, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:39 p.m.

    I am a deeply religious person and I love Trump and think he is doing an excellent job as President! I’m sure he has done things in his life that I wouldn’t agree with, but I’m not going to judge his morality and neither should all of these anti Tumpers that are making the comments here. Every politician has moral flaws. Look at FDR, Kennedy, Clinton etc...
    All you have to do is look at what’s happening in New York, Virginia, and other progressive states, and when Pres. Trump stands against infanticide we religious people applaud.

    I want to know how any religious person can support late term abortion? Food for thought.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:25 p.m.

    How could a person of faith ever support Donald J Trump?

  • bigfred San Angelo, TX
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:23 p.m.

    One old man - I stated NOTHING about approving his behavior - YOUR words, not mine. You like to pick and choose scripture, so here is a catch all, for those of you that sit in the golden chairs, and/or believe you have that right. "Let he among you that is without sin, cast the first stone", or words to that effect.

  • Joe Leaphorn Scottsdale, AZ
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:09 p.m.

    Never say "Never".

    We're talking about Donald Trump, right? Donald Trump who lies incessantly and has over 8500 documented lies since taking office according to the WaPo? The one who lied about knowing his 2016 campaign manager? The guy who lied about his personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen? The man who will distance himself from and throw under the proverbial bus anyone for whom he no longer has any use?

    That Donald Trump? The one who cheated on three wives? Got a doctor to sign off on a bogus bone spur to avoid the military draft, yet continued to play tennis and "fight his Vietnam" in the New York dating scene? The Donald Trump who said that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and accused John McCain as not being a hero after serving five years in a North Vietnamese prison? The fellow who lied throughout his 2016 campaign to the American people? That Donald Trump?

    The man doesn't even cross his fingers behind his back when he looks someone in the eyes and lies. It's the consummate con. The invidious fraud. "You lose, he wins" attitude he's cultivated for over 40 years. No wonder the evangelicals love him. He tells them what they want to hear.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:04 p.m.

    @weightless skittles
    "Read the trans scripts from Obama’s statements when he did attend the Prayer Breakfast. "

    I read every single statement from the Obama Prayer Breakfasts.

    Not once did I encounter anything other than well-spoken, uplifting, faith-filled comments recognizing all faiths.

    Feel free to cite any section you found 'ignored crimes against religious groups'. We'll wait.

    What re-reading those transcripts absolutely showed is that Obama's speaking skills, sentiment, and empathy are all an order of magnitude more developed than those of our current President.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:04 p.m.

    @weightless skittles
    I have read his speech and I would like to know exactly what about his speech was inaccruate or offensive?

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 6:01 p.m.

    Well he’s definitely a sinner

    But aren’t we all..,

  • don jackson Atlanta, GA
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:58 p.m.

    The problem is there are few ethical moral leaders who are elected at the federal level of government. If Hillary won the same comments would be said. Most likely the next presidential race will have better choices for indepentendant candidates because both republicans & democrats keep promoting morally bankrupt candidates. Trump won because his last name wasn't Clinton or Bush.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:59 p.m.

    "A bigger reason is that Evangelicals actually believe in the Christian Gospel of Repentance and therefore allow Trump that possibility instead of condemning him and allowing that condemnation to cloud their thinking. "

    So are you telling us that sincere repentance consists of threatening victims, insulting victims, launching lawsuits against them, and bragging about what you have done?

    That's not what I've been taught in church . . . .

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:55 p.m.

    "Several of these comments are rude, juvenile, and go against nearly every teaching I have ever heard or seen."

    Try reading some of trump's tweets.

    Scripture also tells us not to judge unjustly, but advises that we judge righteously when necessary.

    If we are to approve of his behavior, we have fallen into dangerous territory.

  • bigfred San Angelo, TX
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:17 p.m.

    Last time I checked, only 1 perfect person ever lived on this earth. So the rest of you that think you are much better spiritually, better read up in the good book. Maybe even find a bit of time and get on your knees and seek supplication from your Heavenly Father, or whatever some of you pray to. Several of these comments are rude, juvenile, and go against nearly every teaching I have ever heard or seen.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:18 p.m.

    weightless skittles - Hewitt, Texas
    ---
    Sadly, most of you that comment by putting down Trump never said a word as Obama criticized Christians and ignored crimes against Religious groups here and around the world. If we want to make someone better, try building them up instead of tearing them down.
    ---

    Yes, making things better such as implementing marriage that does not depend on the sex of the couple. Strongly supporting the integration of the LGBT community into all levels and areas of society. That's a better thing.

    Yet, the Evangelicals and Trump in particular have done nothing but 'tearing' them down, often under the guise of 'religious liberty'.

  • Cora Smith BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:12 p.m.

    unrepentant, I would give to a hundred thumbs up if possible. I signed in just so I could upvote your post.

    How any religious person (and I am a religious person) that could not see Donald Trump for being the exact antithesis of a man of Christ, after knowing what he actually stands for, and his personal life history is frightening. I personally would feel shame supporting him.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:06 p.m.

    People of faith are not representing any faith well when they;

    -Commit to paying people for work and then refuse to pay as a negotiating business tactic.
    -Mislead people for the sake of making a profit (Trump University).
    -Brag (even if jokingly) about sexually assaulting someone else's wife.
    -Mock a person's culture or heritage.
    -Lie knowingly to people for the sake of getting a political deal (i.e. his lie to the Canadian PM)
    -Publicly use foul and offensive language just because they are upset.

    Trump's actions are immoral, unethical, and offensive. God can judge why he is doing what he is doing. But I will not back down and call his actions normal or appropriate.

    As one good preacher said, when faced with choosing between two evils, choose neither.

    Jeb Bush is a person of faith. So is Mitt Romney. And Marco Rubio. Their actions match their words. So who out there is willing to stand up and say Trump is a better presidential candidate of faith for the RNC than all of these individuals?

    At best Trump is better than Hillary. No reason to vote for him again.

    Hindsight is 2020.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 5:06 p.m.

    What mystifies me is that the far right think they still hold any credibility when it comes to morality.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Feb. 7, 2019 4:25 p.m.

    "your unrighteous judgment of Trump"

    And there it is in a nutshell. Many fundamentalist and evangelical Christians have decided, as an article of faith, as important as the virgin birth and the holy trinity, that the President is some sort of religious savior. This is the path to theocratic dictatorship.

    Trump is a flawed person who caught a break being born filthy rich. He bullied and cajoled his way to the Presidency. And yet, so many so-called religious people still see him as called by God. This is yet another path taken by countless other authoritarians.

    The religious fundamentalists and evangelicals have to understand that the country has changed, and no amount of Trump'ism is going to turn back the clock. Secularists, and those with differing religious traditions don't hate you, but fear your hatred of change.

    If that is how you chose to be seen, continue the idolatry of the President.

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 7, 2019 3:52 p.m.

    To old man
    Read the trans scripts from Obama’s statements when he did attend the Prayer Breakfast. Where have you been ? Your comnents are beyond mystifying.

  • intrinsicrewards Salem, VA
    Feb. 7, 2019 3:52 p.m.

    Donald Trump has done more to support Christian values and religious rights such as pro life than Harry Reid, Jeff Flake, and Mitt Romney put together over decades. This is odd considering Trumps past, when compared to the backgrounds and the very loudly proclaimed values of these three Senators who share the same belief system. Just goes to show that you can't always judge a president by the cover or a Senator either.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    @pugman
    "The progressives and libs can't function unleess(sic) there(sic) tearing something down"

    You spent a paragraph tearing down 'progressives', 'libs', two separate commenters and 'any news agency'.

    Does that make you a 'lib' or 'progressive' by your own definition?

  • Mad Hatter Santa Fe, NM
    Feb. 7, 2019 3:18 p.m.

    weightless skittles - Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:03 p.m.

    "Sadly, most of you that comment by putting down Trump never said a word as Obama criticized Christians . . . "

    There is Christian and there is "christian". There are many who follow the teachings and always try to do good in the world; there are others who cloak themselves in a veneer of Christianity and do terrible things. The religion has been practiced in many ways contrary to the basic teachings of Christ, some going to extremes to justify their political agenda.

    The example of the Christian religion run amok is the Spanish inquisition and Crusades where so-called "Christian ideals" were used to torture and kill non-Christian people. We saw it again in the Catholic-Protestant fighting that pitted Christian against Christian. The founding of Utah is part of this religious bigotry of one Christian sect against another. And then there is the ultimate transgression with Christianity used to justify slavery.

    Christianity has a long history of abuse in its name. When evangelical Christians politicize their beliefs to support Donald Trump, we are just seeing another time when ideals are set aside for personal gain.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 3:11 p.m.

    @one oldman

    Read your post..
    If you want to change something try building it up instead of tearing it down. Now go back and read these posts.....yeah, you're all great help. The progressives and libs can't function unleess there tearing something down. Just turn on any news agency. Oh and brave sir robin....now your an expert in all things BYU, Utah Jazz, and now all things political. Your right on par with dieity

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:58 p.m.

    Too late.

    He already has let us down . . .

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:56 p.m.

    Not until it's no longer in Donald Trump's interests.

    Isn't this the way Trump deals? Ask the people he's thrown under the bus when they no longer serve his purpose. No one and no issue is greater than Trump's own interests. As long as these people can be of use to him, he will promise anything and he will do as he wants. In other words, Trump is a congenital liar and cannot be trusted. However, at this moment in time, their interests are his interests since he needs them more than ever to stave off an onslaught of investigations and the exposure that would doom his re-election and, possibly, his brand.

    Also, by promising everything these religious leaders want, Trump hopes they will overlook his behavior and stand by him. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is the name of the game. Don't mind that Trump violates every value they hold, if he can get them the other things they want, then go for it. Perhaps these people recognize the bargain they are making and have reconciled it in their heads that a man taking children away from their parents and putting them in cages is the price they're willing to accept to achieve their goals.

  • CL in Salt Lake Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:55 p.m.

    "Part of the reason I think evangelicals are so attracted to the president is he stood up for the importance of religious values in the public square."

    A bigger reason is that Evangelicals actually believe in the Christian Gospel of Repentance and therefore allow Trump that possibility instead of condemning him and allowing that condemnation to cloud their thinking. Utahns could learn a lot from Evangelicals.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:48 p.m.

    Yeah? There are over 2500 lawsuits by contractors, suppliers and workers that he "let down" by not paying them. He let down his wives. Name someone in business that has done business with Trump, not in his family, that has ever done business with Trump again.

  • the REAL DEAL Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:50 p.m.

    @weightless skittles

    trump puts himself down by his words and actions. He has an entire lifetime of poor moral and ethical behavior as proof. He has only himself to blame. Believing he's a good Christian or a man of faith is a mistake in judgment. He is not a good person. Never was and never will be.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:45 p.m.

    weightless skittles - Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:03 p.m.
    Sadly, most of you that comment by putting down Trump never said a word as Obama criticized Christians and ignored crimes against Religious groups here and around the world. If we want to make someone better, try building them up instead of tearing them down . Unity and strength come from reaching out and up. I did not criticize our last President when he decried Christian mistakes. I just kept praying he would unify this country instead and that he would talk about what’s great in us as Americans.
    ======
    Comments like that completely mystify me. I was here. I was paying attention. When and where did any of this ever happen?

    Where do fantasies like that come from?

    Russia? Mar-A-Lago?

    Where?

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:03 p.m.

    Sadly, most of you that comment by putting down Trump never said a word as Obama criticized Christians and ignored crimes against Religious groups here and around the world. If we want to make someone better, try building them up instead of tearing them down . Unity and strength come from reaching out and up. I did not criticize our last President when he decried Christian mistakes. I just kept praying he would unify this country instead and that he would talk about what’s great in us as Americans.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:05 p.m.

    He can't control himself so how is he going to successfully manage the government and not led the nation and the people down. Who has he not led down.

  • CL in Salt Lake Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:06 p.m.

    Maverick10:

    You do bear a false witness and do deny the power of God in your unrighteous judgment of Trump. I suggest you look in the mirror.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:05 p.m.

    He will never give you up. He will never let you down. He will never run around and hurt you.

    He will never make you cry. He will never say goodbye. He will never tell a lie and desert you.

    The presidency makes it feel like this whole country has been rickrolled.

  • Maverick10 Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 1:41 p.m.

    He is a moral train wreck. He knows nothing about what is true or Moral. He has lie so often that he has no idea what the truth is. How can he possible declare that he will never let Faith based groups down. He has no idea what faith is.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 1:41 p.m.

    Trump can't say the same to any of the women that have been is his life. Not a moral beacon of any sort.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Feb. 7, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    @THEREALND -

    "...He is a spiritual train wreck."

    That describes quite a few Latter-day Saints.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Feb. 7, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    "I will never let you down."

    Uh-huh. Can totally see that in his history.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 12:38 p.m.

    He also said, “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides, from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights, to extending the vote for women, have been led by people of faith and started in prayer,”

    That's what they call a Freudian slip!

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Feb. 7, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    He will never let you down politically, but he is a spiritual train wreck.