President Obama appeared set to go after his political opponents on Tuesday during an Easter Prayer Breakfast, but he stopped himself before veering further off script.
“On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that, as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” the president said during the breakfast at the White House. “And I have to say that, sometimes when I listen to other less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.”
“I was about to veer off; I am pulling it back,” the president said, chuckling as he gathered himself.
The president then continued with his speech.
“Where there is injustice, we defend the oppressed,” he said. “Where there is disagreement, we treat each other with compassion and respect.”