By Ryan Teague Beckwith
February 2, 2017

President Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., drawing attention for joking remarks that the audience should pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ratings on “The Apprentice.”

The speech was Trump’s first at the annual religious gathering, though he joked that he would like “to be here seven more times with you.”

He also pledged to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barring pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit.

“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” he said.

Read Trump’s full remarks below.

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