Mike Pence Joins Prayer March, Mixing Politics With Religion, “Only God Can Fix America’s Problems”
Mike Pence joined Franklin Graham in a prayer march in Washington DC Saturday, ahead of Donald Trump’s announcement of his SCOTUS pick. During the march, the leaders — political and evangelical alike — stopped at various points to pray and speak. Mike Pence declared that America is in trouble, and only God can fix it.
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared that only he could fix America’s problems. As the 2020 elections approach, Trump has referred to riots and property damage as signs of what voters can expect in “Joe Biden’s America,” and suggested that he, Trump, can fix it all. He’s also assured constituents that other problems, including the state of health care access, will all go away if he is elected. This has all led Americans to ask whether Trump realizes he, not Biden, is president currently, and why, if he’s the one who can fix things, he hasn’t already done so.
.@SecondLady and I were truly honored to join @Franklin_Graham and thousands of Believers for the #PrayerMarch2020 in Washington DC today. Thank you for your prayers, America. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/p1l6J8Cp69
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) September 26, 2020
However, according to Newsweek, Mike Pence and Franklin Graham suggested on Saturday that America’s collective eye turn to another savior, in a prayer saying that America’s problems can only be fixed by God.
This theme was echoed by Franklin Graham’s daughter, Jane Graham Lynch, who declared that “no politician and no political party” can fix America’s problems.
Trump’s official campaign Twitter account shared the video of Mike Pence’s speech, in which he calls America “a nation of believers.
Vice President @Mike_Pence explains the historical nature of turning to prayer during times of challenge: “Today, at this Washington prayer march, you continue a great American tradition.”#PrayerMarch2020 pic.twitter.com/XHVGE0dU68
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 26, 2020
It stands in stark contrast to words from President Barack Obama, who said in his inaugural address, “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers.”