Donald Trump argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Mark Wilson)

Nancy Pelosi schooled Donald Trump about the Bible — and asked the president to pray for "wisdom"

Why the Democratic leader decided to start yesterday's White House meeting with a prayer

Brad Reed
December 12, 2018 4:43PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday revealed to reporters that she schooled President Donald Trump about the Bible in a behind-closed-doors meeting.

After the tumultuous meeting between Pelosi, Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill that she had wanted to start off the meeting with a prayer.


“I told [Trump] about King Solomon, when he was to become king of the Jews, he prayed to God, he said, ‘How can I ever follow King David?'” she said. “‘I need you to give me great understanding and wisdom, Lord.’ And after he prayed and prayed and prayed, God came to him and said, ‘Solomon, because you did not ask for longevity, great wealth, or vengeance against your enemies, I will give you more wisdom than anyone has ever had.'”

Pelosi then said that she hoped that message would guide all parties as they negotiated keeping the government open.

“It had everything to do with [letting] us be prayerful, listen to each other and have an understanding of where people are coming from,” she said.


She then pivoted to saying that the president seems “obsessed” with his border wall, while pointing out that it would be wrong to shut down the government over funding it.

Brad Reed


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