New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed President Trump standing with the Bible in front of the historic St. John's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, saying that New Yorkers "actually read the Bible."
"The president held up the Bible the other day in Washington, D.C.," Cuomo said during a press conferences on Wednesday. "Here in New York we actually read the Bible."
Cuomo began the conference with Bible verses he said "are especially appropriate for today in this time of where we are," citing verses from the gospels and Psalms.
Cuomo cited Matthew 5:9: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." He also cited Mark 3:23: "If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand."
He also cited Psalms 34:14: "Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace and work to maintain it," and James 3:18: "The seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."
Cuomo's comments come after Trump stood with a Bible outside of historic St. John's Episcopal Church on Wednesday. The church had been burned by looters the night before.
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