President Donald Trump, known for his unfiltered rhetoric, proved once again that he won't let anything — including a religious setting — dictate how he talks.
Speaking Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Trump maintained his usual brash persona that may have helped him get elected. During his comments, Trump praised Senate Chaplain Barry Black, for his "moving words" just before the president took to the mic.
Then, looking at the spiritual leader, Trump said if it were up to him, Black wouldn't be out of work anytime soon.
"I don't know, Chaplain, whether that's an appointed position. Is that an appointed position?" Trump said.
Both the House of Representatives and Senate chaplains are elected by members in the respective chambers. Each of the chaplains are tasked with opening legislative sessions with prayer and providing spiritual guidance to lawmakers, their families and their staff.
And, as far as Trump is concerned, Black is performing his duties well.
"I don't even know if you're Democrat or Republican. But I’m appointing you for another year. The hell with it," Trump said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, talks about “The Apprentice” ratings and the time he fired his agent. pic.twitter.com/z93rGYvqqd
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 2, 2017