|(From Steven Salaita on FB)
Here's a transcript of Donald Trump's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast:
Thank you, thank you everybody, thank you. It's great to do my first prayer breakfast. We've got seven more to go, at least seven more. Who knows. I'm winning so much they may have to change the Constitution. Next time we're gonna win even bigger. My people have done the calculations, we've looked at the polls, we expect 107, 108 percent of the vote. And we're just getting started. But the reason we're here is because of Jesus.
I mean, Jesus is great. Some say the greatest. Moses is pretty great, too. Parted the sea. Did it without the EPA, too. I'll close it down soon, the EPA. Moses would have hated it. Abraham, he was tough. He didn't cut that kid in half, Isaac I think, or was it Isaiah. Doesn't matter. I'd do it to Eric or Junior, but Abraham chickened out, blamed it on God. Isaac and Isaiah didn't grow up to be as successful as Eric and Junior, either, but that's okay, they didn't have a strong father figure, like the blacks, who love me more than they love Jesus, by the way. They really love me, okay. And how about Ezekiel. What a name, Ezekiel. Led the NFL in rushing this year. Then there's Gabriel, who's totally underrated. I mean, he performed IVF on Mary. Great prophet, that one. Solomon, Joseph, Adam, good prophets. Mohammad, not so much.
And what a book, the Bible. It's the second bestseller of all time, a few million copies behind Art of the Deal. People love that book. In Mexico, everybody reads it in sixth grade. They read it in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, that other country over there. It's like their Bible. But anyway the other Bible. Wonderful book. Amazing book. I really like the story about Sodom and Gomorrah. God destroyed those sinful places. My friend Rudy did the same thing in Times Square, put in a TGI Fridays, a very successful restaurant. I'm gonna do him one better, though, build the best resort in Israel. Dead Sea water will come out of the faucets. Wonderful for exfoliation. You'll get the best exfoliation there. Tons of old stones laying around the country, too, almost like they used to be part of houses. We'll use those to make the place look like old Israel, from the fifties and sixties. And we'll dress Arabs up as camels and let the kids ride them. It's gonna be spectacular. They'll write a new Bible story about it one day.
As everybody knows, I'm a religious man. Pray twenty, thirty times a day. Huge prayers. I even pray for all the losers in the media. Maybe God will convince them to stop with the fake news, am I right? I haven't been able to do it. But miracles are important, that's why I have beautiful buildings all over the world, miraculous properties. Maybe we'll see a miracle. God owes me a few. More than a few, but I'll settle for two or three. I've been negotiating with God all my life. That's really what prayer is. And I pray to win.
I know you have churches to go to, flocks and stuff, great flocks, terrific flocks. Like my man over here, Jerry Falwell Junior. People know his father, but let me tell you, the son is like that other son we admire so much. Wave to the crowd, Eric. Good boy. Jerry is gonna advise me about college. He's at Liberty. It's not as highly rated as Wharton, where I went, by the way, but he really knows what he's doing. Our universities are gonna be the best in the world. Not just in sports, either. We're gonna have fantastic universities, very special campuses. Right now they're terrible. They're a joke, folks. Filled with communists, women, diversity. We need better universities. It's terrible, this diversity. We're gonna make them great again. No more classes that teach useless things like writing and public speaking.
Thank you, everybody. It's been great. You're all special to me. God is special to me. Jesus. Very special, Jesus. My son in law doesn't like him, but we're working on that. Believe me, we're working on that. Thank you, God, for being great, and for the food. Amen.