CNN host Erin Burnett, during the interview with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) tried to stir up controversy over a recent comment Trump made about his faith. Gowdy immediately reacted and gave a lesson to Burnett about the Constitution and religion.
“You’ve heard me say it before on the campaign trail,” Trump said in a rally this week, “and I’ll say it again tonight. In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”
“Now conservative Bill Kristol, you know him,” Burnett said, according to The Blaze, “he’s been critical of the president before, but on this he tweets, ‘In America the president doesn’t tell us who or what or whether to worship.’”
“Who do you agree with, Bill Kristol or the president who just came out and definitively said in America we worship God?” she asked.
“How about choice ‘C,’ our founding fathers,” Gowdy fired back, “who gave us a First Amendment which is a free exercise right but also a freedom to have no religion if that’s what we want.”
“There is no established religion in this country, that’s why we have an Establishment Clause,” he explained. “The president is welcome to share his faith, it’s been done by other presidents. Jimmy Carter did it, John F. Kennedy did it.”
“If President Trump wants to share his faith, more power to him,” Gowdy concluded, “but our country recognizes all religions including no religion.”
This is not the first time Burnett has been critical of Trump’s Christianity. She also previously expressed shock at Christians praying with the president and performing a “laying on of the hands” ritual, as if this was something bizarre.
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