When is President Trump not looking for praise? Almost never, it seems. Someone with a fragile ego needs constant reassurance of their worth, so for the president, it makes sense that he’s always pushing to be dubbed “the best.”
So it may be unsurprising that on Friday, President Trump used a signing ceremony in the Oval Office to reap praise for his response to Hurricane Harvey from several religious leaders. Their praise mainly revolved around the fact that the president just proclaimed Sunday a day of prayer for those harmed, injured, or killed in the aftermath of the storm. Trump, however, was eager to soak up each and every compliment thrown his way — all for merely signing a piece of paper.
According to an official statement on the White House website:
‘NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts. Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.’
Trump’s meeting with religious leaders concluded with a prayer from Pastor Robert Jeffress, who’s also a Fox News contributor.
‘And we thank you that the president had the wisdom to call our nation right now for a day of prayer this weekend. This is what we need.’
Watch Trump bask in whispers of praise in the clip below, available via YouTube:
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