At Tuesday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Mulvaney let the audience of Catholic leaders know a little secret about the president concerning people’s faith when he meets with foreign leaders.
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According to the Washington Examiner, he said:
“I can assure you that I have been sitting with him in the Oval Office, in the Cabinet Room, with leaders from around the world where he will look at them and say, ‘Now, you’re not doing enough to take care of the Christians in your country,’ or, ‘Thank you for helping the Christians in your country.'”
“That is heavy stuff, and it strikes me it’s probably something that hasn’t been articulated in the Oval Office in way too long,” he added.
Mulvaney reportedly continued to note that under the Trump administration, “the principles of our faith” are “being manifested.”
Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney speaking at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast: "The principles of our faith are alive and well and well respected in this administration and driving many of our policies."
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Additionally, as the Washington Free Beacon noted, Mulvaney discussed Trump’s State of the Union (SOTU) remarks on abortion and condemning Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s controversial comments on late-term abortion.
“The president was looking at it the very last time before he went out to give the speech, and he made some notes — he didn’t tell us what he was doing when he made the notes,” Mulvaney said.
“If you remember the speech, you heard what the president was writing,” he continued. “The president was writing more about how important it was to protect life and how terrible it was to see what Virginia was doing.”
As IJR Red previously reported, during his SOTU address, the president ripped New York lawmakers who “cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth” when the state passed an extensive abortion bill.
“And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth,” Trump added before calling on Congress “to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”
“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” he said. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”