President Donald Trump tweeted well-wishes to Americans observing Easter on Sunday, adding that the year’s is “much different” with plenty of people having to celebrate the holiday from their homes following the coronavirus pandemic.
“But this Easter is going to be very different from others because in many ways, we’re going to be divided — literally only — from our churches. We’re not going to be sitting next to each other, where we would like to be. And then, we’re going to be back,” Trump said in a video message.
“But right now, we’re holding isolation. We’re trying to get rid of the disease,” he said, adding, “Celebrate, bring the family together like no other, we have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Easter, everybody.” Trump, a Presbyterian, marked the holiday at the White House by streaming the Easter services of a christian church in Dallas led by his colleague and sometime-adviser Robert Jeffress.
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Jeffress, who paralleled the problems of coronavirus to scripture during his Sunday address to listeners. Appreciated the President at the outset of the ceremony.
“And today I would like to say hello to a very special guest, a wonderful friend of mine, our good president Donald Trump. Mr. President. We are so grateful that you choose to worship with us today”. Said Jeffress, noting that “millions and millions of Christians” are praying for Trump as he navigates the crisis.
Jeffress, a Baptist who actively advocated for Trump in 2016. And spoke before the election at a private service to him. He has a long track record of inflammatory remarks about Jews, Mormons, Catholics and homosexuals.
The priest called the heresies of Islam and Mormonism “from the pit of hell”. Indicated that Satan led the Catholic Church astray. Accused former President Barack Obama of “paving the way” for the Anti christ. As well as disseminated false statistics about the prevalence of HIV among gays. Who he said were living a “miserable” and “filthy” way of living.