Donald Trump’s is planning the most Christian inauguration in our nation’s history. And it’s glorious.
The inaugural committee told The Post that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rev. Franklin Graham, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White will all give readings at the ceremony.
Trump chose more clergy to speak than any of his predecessors, who since 1989 have picked just one or two people to say prayers at their inaugurations. .
Graham was an early supporter of Trump and is widely credited with helping Trump win over some early skeptics of Trump’s campaign when some colorful comments surfaced saying,
“The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended. But the godless progressive agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton likewise cannot be defended. . . . The most important issue of this election is the Supreme Court.”
Speaking recently Graham said of Trump’s epic win,
“I don’t have any scientific information, I don’t have a stack of emails to read to you. But I have an opinion. I believe it was God. God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land who had been praying for this country.”
Paula White said of the honor,
“In American history Inauguration Day is one of the most sacred and important celebrations we have as a people, not only because it signifies the peaceful transition of power but also because on this day ‘We The People’ appeal to the favor, blessing and guidance of God on our country, on our people and on our new leadership.”
It’s a particular honor that shows the greatness of America,” said Rabbi Hier, the first rabbi asked to speak at an inauguration since Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985
God showed up through the will of the American people and Trump was easily elected.