Trump says thinking about God got him through Mueller probe

  • At a National Prayer Day event in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, President Trump said he was often asked how he got through "witch hunts."
  • "We just do it, right? And we think about God," remarked the president, addressing Vice President Mike Pence, an evangelical Christian. 
  • At the event, the president also credited his administration with making the word "God" more popular, and signed an executive order to launch a religious freedom initiative. 
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President Donald Trump on Thursday credited contemplating God with helping him get through special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into allegations of Russian collusion, and other probes he had denounced as "witch hunts." 

At a White House Rose Garden event marking the National Day of Prayer, the president remarked "people say, 'How do you get through that whole stuff? How do you get through those witch hunts and everything else?"

"And you know what we do, Mike?" he said, addressing Vice President Mike Pence. "We just do it, right? And we think about God."

At the event, Trump also suggested that since taking office, more people were using the word "God." 

Trump said "And they're using the word 'God' again, and they're not hiding from it. And they're not being told to take it down." 

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I assume the President was looking for those two Corinthians during the Apostles Creed.
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This is the quietest Trump has ever been! He isn’t even singing the hymns neither is Mel
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"When I first started campaigning, people were not allowed or in some cases foolishly ashamed to be using on stores 'Merry Christmas,' 'Happy Christmas,'" he said. "Take a look at your stores nowadays - it's all Merry Christmas again."

At the event, the president also signed an executive order to "help ensure that faith-based organizations have equal access to government funding and equal right to exercise their deeply held beliefs."

Critics have warned that the measure could allow for anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of religious freedom.

Since the Mueller report was released in April, Trump has falsely claimed it completely exonerates him of charges of collusion and obstruction, and pledged to take action against the officials who instigated the probe. 

Attorney General William Barr faced hours of questions from the Senate Judicial Committee Wednesday, defending himself against accusations he deliberately misled lawmakers and the public about the Mueller probe's findings ahead of its release, and lied to Congress.

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