Worker takes Trump by the hand at SC burger joint, offers touching prayer for him

The political elite in Washington, D.C., which includes much of the media, have never understood Donald Trump’s appeal to the common folks — nor do they understand and fear its vast power.

The common bond average Americans share with Trump is not based on wealth but on frustration with the political class busy enriching themselves at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, driving the nation toward bankruptcy with a $36 trillion national debt that threatens to crash down on their children and grandchildren. To these folks, Trump is the consummate outsider willing to do the dirty work to get the federal government back in the business of looking out for Americans.

Trump is not only accepted despite his many flaws, but he is also beloved. An example of this was seen over the weekend when he visited a restaurant in South Carolina. A woman working at the establishment can be seen gripping the former president’s hand while offering a heartfelt prayer for the success of his 2024 presidential bid.

Margo Martin, Trump’s deputy director of communications, shared the clip online with the caption: “This is the real @realDonaldTrump the media won’t show you!”

The prayer took place at Zesto West Columbia, described in media reports as an old-school ice cream and burger joint. Trump can be heard asking the woman if she recommends the food.

“Yes sir,” she replied. “Do you care if I pray for you?”

After receiving Trump’s blessing, she clasped his hand and began praying out loud. The fact that she was recording the encounter on her phone was used by Trump haters to dismiss the touching moment. The woman was recording as Trump walked up, after all, how often does a figure of his stature, a former president, walk into a person’s place of employment?

Trump campaigned in New Hampshire and South Carolina over the weekend, and he had a message for those in the media suggesting that he may have lost a step.

“We didn’t,” he said. “I’m more angry now. And I’m more committed now than I ever was.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter that shows just how passionate people are about Trump:

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