(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE HUFFINGTON POST)
Footage from the event shows much of the church, including the former presidents seated with Trump, standing to recite the profession of faith.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump stood, but did not recite the creed, which was written in the program, nor did they sing the hymns.
Given Trump’s widespread support among evangelical Christians, that led to plenty of criticism on social media:
Hey @Franklin_Graham here’s your “evangelical president” NOT reciting the Apostles’ Creed at the funeral of your father’s friend. Maybe he thinks it’s the name of the next movie with Stallone and Michael B. Jordan.Resistant@b_resistantReplying to @richardmarx
Nor did the current evangelical savior (or nude model gold digger) feel it was necessary to recite the Apostles Creed…how very Christian of them
This is a strange moment. It’s not about Trump not having memorized the creed, which is printed in the program. He’s opting not to participate in the service. https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1070376816131694593 …Keith Boykin
This is your “Christian” evangelical president.
And Evangelicals think God put him in office? I’m surprised he was able to cross the threshold without bursting into flames. http://www.newsweek.com/donald-melania-trump-dont-pray-apostle-creed-sing-hymns-obamas-clintons-1245879 …
Trumps don’t recite Apostles’ Creed at George H.W Bush Funeral, unlike Obamas, Clintons
“This is your ‘Christian’ evangelical president,” said CNN commentator Keith Boykin.
Are you telling me the so-called “Muslim” president knew all the words to the Apostles’ Creed, but the ‘Christian Conservative’ President, did not?https://hillreporter.com/watch-trump-fails-to-recite-apostles-creed-during-bush-funeral-16763 …
Watch: Trump Fails To Recite Apostle’s Creed During Bush Funeral
President Donald Trump refused to read along with The Apostle’s Creed during former President George
Trump spent much of the service scowling, with his arms crossed, not participating in the recitation of prayers or the singing of hymns.@robertjeffress and other evangelicals must have found that most refreshing. Trump’s so mature and manly, isn’t he? So respectful.Donald J. Trump
Looking forward to being with the Bush family. This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life. He will be missed!