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.
“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.