After Trump’s Church Visit, Pelosi Reads From The Bible

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On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi read from the Bible in response to President Donald Trump holding a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, which rioters damaged Sunday night.

Trump walked through Lafayette Square on Monday to pay respects to the historic church that was set ablaze.

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Trump Holding Up a Bible Enraged Critics

The President holding up a Bible enraged many of his critics, left and right, who accused Trump of being everything from sacrilegious to a dictator.

Speaker Pelosi responded to Trump’s walk by reading a partial scripture from the Book of Ecclesiastes on Tuesday.


Pelosi Responds

Pelosi said that “time” was the “most important commodity” to reporters and read from the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, in which King Solomon reflects on the topic.

“Last night when I saw the president holding up the Bible, I was thinking of so many things in the Bible that would have been appropriate in terms of the humanity of all people in our country,” Pelosi said. “The time for every event under heaven. He talks about a time to heal — talks about embrace and time to shun embracing, how about that. … A time for peace. Let’s focus on the time to heal.”


“We have had as the role of President of the United States, role of commander of chief, a person who has a responsibility to heal,” the House Speaker continued, calling on Trump, who she has repeatedly called a racist and worse, to be a “healer in chief.”

“We would hope that the President of the United States would follow the lead of so many other presidents before has to be a healer in chief and not a fanner of the flame,” Pelosi said.

“Yesterday we saw a most unfortunate situation where before the curfew – the time of the curfew occurred – peaceful protesters in front of the White House were beaten so the president could come out and go forward,” Pelosi said. “What is that? That has no place and it’s time for us to do away with that. A time to heal.”

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Nancy Gets Selective with Scripture

However, Pelosi did not quote the entire scripture — “A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up.”

Pelosi’s Bible reading came after the release of her joint statement with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Not surprisingly, both Democratic leaders accused Trump of “ripping” America apart.

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