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Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, according to likely billionaire President Donald Trump in remarks made today at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

“America is a nation of believers,” Trump said. “In towns across the land, we see what we so easily forget: The quality of our lives is not defined by our material success but by our spiritual success. I speak that as someone who has had great material success and who knows many people who have had great material success…Some of them are very miserable, miserable people.”

Compared to people to have money but no happiness, the people who have no money but happiness “are the successful people, let me tell you,” Trump said at the 65th annual breakfast, attended by 3,000 politicians, religious leaders and dignitaries, including King Abdullah of Jordan.

Picture: President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on 2nd February 2017 in Washington, DC. Every US president since Dwight Eisenhower has addressed the annual event. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/Pool/ABACA ABACA/PA Images).