President Trump proclaimed a National Day of Prayer on Thursday, just hours after he admitted to reimbursing attorney Michael Cohen’s hush money to Stormy Daniels.
Daniels alleges she had a sexual encounter with the president in 2006; President Trump holds this isn’t true. The White House states that Trump had no knowledge of the aforementioned financial arrangement.
Before the prayer service took place in the Rose Garden, Trump tweeted that the payments made before his election had “nothing to do with the campaign,” reports Boston.com.
On Thursday, the president posted a tweet that read, “Today, it was my great honor to celebrate the #NationalDayOfPrayer at the @WhiteHouse, in the Rose Garden! Proclamation: http://45.wh.gov/U33k7z.”
The irony was not lost on the public, and people took to social media to comment.
Many responded to Trump’s tweet with a variety of bible verses. Others wrote things like, “Pray for our president to be replaced.”
— impeachthepos (@impeachthepos1) May 3, 2018
And some told the president that a day of prayer wouldn’t be enough to save him:
You need more than a day of prayer after it was just revealed that Cohen’s phone was tapped by the FBI before the raid. They don’t normally tap the innocent. My guess is your ass is in DEEP SHIT. Today would be a good day to RESIGN. Things are getting real STORMY
— BlueDuck🌊 (@orblueduck) May 3, 2018
Melania Was Absent from the Event
Trump: I gotta go to a prayer meeting.
Melania: Donald, that is the biggest lie you ever told me… https://t.co/jdttud7noc
— Mike Rhone (@mikerhoneTM) May 4, 2018
Melania Trump was noticeably missing from Thursday’s prayer event. Multiple people noted her absence, with one individual taking to Twitter to ‘pray’ for the couple’s marriage:
Anyone else find it hilarious that Donald Trump is tweeting about his affair with porn star Stormy Daniels on #NationalDayOfPrayer? 😂#ThursdayThoughts and prayers to the "marriage" of Donald & Melania Trump. pic.twitter.com/aiokln8x94
— Matt (@nosoupforgeorge) May 3, 2018