Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., provided President Donald Trump another opportunity to pander to the evangelical Christian community — and it also gave him a chance to misspeak.
The Independent reported that Trump accidentally said during his speech that the “abolition of civil rights” is one of America’s greatest achievements.
“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,” the president said on Thursday. “When we open our hearts to faith we fill our hearts with love.”
The annual gathering brought together members of the president’s cabinet and members of congress, including Democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Among those delivering readings on Thursday was Michael Curry, a reverend who made headlines around the world with his stirring sermon about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.