President Donald Trump spent St. Patrick’s Day morning worshipping at the “Church of the Presidents” — St. John’s Church — near the White House in between tweeting about everything from “Saturday Night Live” parodies of him to the late Sen. John McCain to the recent closure of a General Motors factory in Ohio.
The Trumps were greeted by the church Rev. W. Bruce McPherson upon their arrival from the White House. The church is located across from the White House and Lafayette Park.
Before leaving the White House, Trump tweeted about NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and threw out the idea of federal investigations into what he said is the show’s failure to mention “the other side.”
The Trumps returned to the White House after the hour-long service, and Trump again took to Twitter, this time to say GM had “let our Country down” by closing its Lordstown plant in politically important Ohio. The closure left 1,700 hourly workers jobless.
Trump tweeted Sunday that the UAW’s local president “ought to get his act together and produce.” The president, who previously has called on GM to reopen the plant, added: “I want action on Lordstown fast.”
He also tweeted negatively about McCain, the late Arizona senator who was well known for being a Trump critic.
Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, joined parishioners for Sunday’s 11 a.m. service at St. John’s Church. According to the church authorities every president since James Madison, who served in the 1800s, has attended a service at St. John’s.