President Donald Trump proclaimed Wednesday as a 'National Day of Prayer,' and when the Republican Party tried to capitalize on that, it didn't go over well with people online.

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GOP’s National Day of Prayer tweet about Trump is instantly mocked

Probably not the response they were hoping for.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published May 4, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:41 pm CDT

President Donald Trump proclaimed Wednesday as a “National Day of Prayer,” and when the Republican Party tried to capitalize on that, it didn’t go over well with people online.

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Trump, in a proclamation, said the “National Day of Prayer” was a time to “offer gratitude for our many blessings and to acknowledge our need for divine wisdom, guidance, and protection.” He also took credit for people saying “Merry Christmas” more since he took office during an event to mark the day of prayer.

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Trying to jump on that religious bandwagon, the official Twitter account for the Republican Party, @GOP, decided to post an image of Trump closing his eyes–presumably in the midst of praying–with a quote from him where he says the United States was “founded on prayer” that communities “are sustained by prayer” and that the country would be “renewed” with “hard work, a lot of intelligence and prayer.”

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Given Trump’s history of making derogatory comments about people of the Muslim faith, the irony of the president insisting that prayer would renew the country was not lost on people online.

The mocking quickly followed.

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*First Published: May 4, 2018, 10:48 am CDT