Pelosi said, "Let me just say, I am not commenting on what the president has to say about our work".
Other notable speakers at this year's prayer breakfast included Dr. Lance Plyler of the Samaritan's Purse evangelical Christian organization, who stressed that regardless of skin color, language, religion, or country of residence, "we are all equal in the eyes of God" and "all neighbors".
His remarks at the high-profile religious gathering echoed what he said at the Capitol, where he denounced multiple late-term-abortion bills that have passed in a number of states, including NY.
"I had a unique angle and was able to put Speaker Pelosi right over the president's shoulder", he said.
The president reiterated his commitment to the pro-life movement Thursday.
President Donald Trump used an appearance at a high-profile religious gathering Thursday to stress anti-abortion policies and appeal to conservative, Christian voters as the 2020 election campaign gets underway.
Pointing to the leadership of "people of faith" in some of the most important moments in American history, Trump appeared to suggest that they also had a hand in the "abolition of civil rights".
The prayer breakfast, which took place yesterday, saw the President of the United States, members of Congress, leaders throughout the United States, the diplomatic community and friends from over 140 countries come together in the spirit of friendship through prayer and thanksgiving. "Every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has attended the event that draws several thousand people", The Washington Post reported.
In addition to U.S. presidents, leaders from around the world and of various faiths are also invited to attend the breakfast.
"All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God", Trump said.
Once the shutdown ended, without the funding Trump had wanted for his wall, the two rescheduled his speech.
Gary Haugen, of the International Justice Mission, spoke before Trump and talked at length about what he described as a "fracturing of the American family".
"We should not grow tired in doing the good we know to do, because in the end an all-good and almighty God has the final say", he said.
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