Surrounded by leaders from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Trump signed a proclamation from the Oval Office on Friday inviting “all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.”
“I don’t know when this was done last, but it’s been a long time ago,” Trump told reporters. “Is that a correct statement? It’s been a long time ago.”
Standing behind Trump as he signed the proclamation was Vice President Pence, who visited Texas on Thursday to survey the damage from the storm.
Trump then began going around the room and calling on different faith leaders to give remarks. Not surprisingly, they all fawned over Trump and expressed their gratitude for all Trump had done so far.
After he was finished going around the room to get his praise and adoration, Trump turned it over to Pastor Robert Jeffress to lead the room in prayer, with some placing their hands on the president. Jeffress is the same pastor who said that “God wants Trump to take out Kim Jong Un.”
“And we thank you that the president had the wisdom to call our nation right now for a day of prayer this weekend,” Jeffress preached. “This is what we need.”
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