They hate Melania. They hate public prayer. So THIS was TOO MUCH.
President Trump opened his rally with the Lord’s Prayer.
And Melania was the one to lead it:
Melania Trump leads the crowd in the Lord's Prayer pic.twitter.com/QsuqHA6MBj
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 18, 2017
Horror of horrors!
Cue the outrage!
What did her critics have to say about it?
Melania opens w/ Lords Prayer, which is amazing cause it took her all week to learn it. THIS RELIGIOUS SCHTICK IS A CON, PEOPLE #TrumpRally
— NotMyPresidentEither (@Spam4Trump) February 19, 2017
So Melania had to read the Lord's prayer off a sheet of paper?? I've been an atheist the last 5 years and I know it by memory.
— E.J. (@eyeamej) February 18, 2017
OMG, Melania leads us in The Lords Prayer. siiighhh… pic.twitter.com/F3FZvUzYGI
— REzN*8Zer0 (@ReZn8Zero) February 18, 2017
That was just a small sampling.
Basically some combination of…
– religion sucks.
– she sucks because she had to read it from notes.
how dare they use Religion for a rally of (racist/fascist/ whatever-else-ist).
Well, SOMEONE is paying attention and called the Dems out on it:
Same people that criticize Melania for the WAY she said the Lord's prayer R the same ones that Booed God at their convention #TrumpRally ?
— Extreme Leah ✌? (@LeahR77) February 18, 2017
The people who call out Melania for not knowing the Lord’s Prayer well enough to say it from memory when ‘everybody’ knows it, have forgotten a few things.
First — she’s standing in front of a crowd, and is not a natural public speaker.
Second — she’s not a native English speaker. I know people who could recite it in Hindi, French or Spanish who would NOT be able to recite it in English.
Third — she is from SLOVENIA… a COMMUNIST state. It’s not like communist states had a rich history of reciting the Lords’ Prayer in school.
Fourth — even Priests commonly READ their liturgy, even though they’ve memorized it, so that they do not make mistakes and become a distraction with their errors.
All that being said, she DID open the rally with prayer.
It was refreshing to see.