Candace Cameron-Bure, Kirk Cameorn Call for Prayers, Unity Following Election: 'I Hope it Brings Us to Our Knees'

( [email protected] ) Nov 10, 2016 09:13 PM EST
"The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure called for prayers and unity following the results of the presidential election - even while her co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, slammed President-Elect Donald Trump as a "fool".
Whoopi Goldberg, left, and Candace Cameron Bure appear on "The View." ABC/ Lou Rocco

"The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure and her brother, Kirk Cameron, have called for prayers and unity after Donald Trump shocked America with his election win Tuesday night. 

During a Wednesday segment of the ABC talk show, Joy Behar began by stating, "It was a rough night for everybody I think", and suggested both she and Goldberg are on Trump's "enemies list."

In response, Bure expressed her surprise over the election results - but said she wasn't disappointed: "My heart is beating so fast. I am a little nervous to even speak today. I honestly didn't think... Donald was going to win, and I can't say that I'm upset about it," she said.

The "Fuller House" explained she voted on policy, even though she disagrees with many things Trump has said. She urged those discouraged by the election results to trust God for the future and expressed hope that Americans will be united.

"I pray that we come together," she said. "And yet, if anything, I hope, no matter what side you were one, it brings all of us as a people to a horizontal posture - brings us to our knees, our face to the floor, that we pray for our country."

Bure added, "That we pray for him, whether you think he could turn this upside down, or you're praying he will uphold the positions he said he would."

In turn, Whoopi Goldberg questioned Bure's approach and said she is "concerned" for the children in the United States.

"And all those things are great, but for all those people who don't have a relationship with God that is your relationship, what do they do?" she asked.

"This fool has said -- and I know he is the president," she continued. "This is a bigger picture than him. This ripples out on so many bigger things... Whatever you believe no child should be afraid that their parents are going to be taken away because they are Muslim or because they are Mexican or because they are Black... and that to me is an issue," Goldberg declared.

Behar chimed in and listed some of Trump's campaign promises.

Goldberg added that America can always "kick his a** out. There is such a thing called impeachment."  

Bure's brother, actor Kirk Cameron, expressed a similar desire following Trump's surprising win.

In a Facebook video, the "Fireproof" actor said he was "exhausted" by the election, but shared an encouraging conversation he had with his friend and author Eric Metaxas.

"We need to do it in unity, together with one another looking past our differences to the greater good for the whole nation. I think that's what we ought to pray for. Let's pray for unity, wisdom, and humility, not only for our president elect but also for all of us as the people of this great Republic," the former "Growing Pains" star said before he broke into prayer.

In October, Kirk Cameron released a movie called "Revive Us" in which he called for revival and urged Christians to vote based on godly principles.

"There has never been a more exciting time to be a Christian in America," he told The Gospel Herald at the time. "This could be our finest hour - think about it. It's when all hope seems lost when God parts the waters, when He splits the Red Sea. I think this could be a Red Sea moment for you and me and America's story right now. We're people of faith, we have eyes to see the goodness and faithfulness of God when His people turn to him."

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