IMPEACHMENT/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The National Prayer Breakfast – a Washington tradition since 1953 – is by custom a respite from partisan bickering. President Donald Trump shattered that tradition Thursday [2-6-20] with aggressive remarks that buoyed his allies but dismayed a wide spectrum of faith leaders…Trump set the tone for his remarks even before speaking – holding up two newspapers with the headline ‘ACQUITTED’ to herald the Senate’s vote Wednesday [2-5-20] against removing him from office. In a keynote address before Trump’s speech, Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor and president of a conservative think tank, had decried a ‘crisis of contempt and polarization’ and urged his listeners to ‘love your enemies.’”

David Crary, “Trump’s prayer breakfast jibes jolt many faith leaders,” Associated Press, February 6, 2020