Donald Trump asked Americans to “say a prayer” for him as he is poised to become the third president to be impeached.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will likely vote on articles of impeachment against the 45th president. As Democrats lead the House of Representatives with 233 votes to the Republicans’ 197, and since a simple majority vote is all that’s required for a president to be impeached, Trump is facing almost certain impeachment.
In an early morning tweet on Wednesday, Trump lashed out at the process and called on the spiritual support of Americans.
“Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG! A terrible Thing. Read the Transcripts. This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!” he tweeted.
At least one follower took him up on the call for prayers. Catholic priest Frank Pavone, for example, promised Trump that he (Pavone) is indeed praying for him and extended the call to his own following (he has about 134,000 followers of his own).
“I am asking my entire following to pray for you! You are doing the work of God!” the priest said in a tweet, which he then followed up with another and Trump retweeted.
????President Trump just asked for prayers! ????
Let's storm heaven against the evil that surrounds him. I pray he will have the courage to continue to fight for the Lives of the unborn!
"This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!" – Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/SYgJKUDYLA
— Fr. Frank Pavone ???????? (@frfrankpavone) December 18, 2019
The priest’s tweet got a snarky response from another Twitter user, who is presumably not a fan of Donald Trump.
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/BPvkmxZBFq
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) December 18, 2019
Indeed, Trump’s call for prayers is being met with mixed reactions all across Twitter. Some users are offering up their own prayers and quoting Scripture in the process.
Psalms 138:7 – Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. May God Bless DJT and his family…
— Trump2020PainIsComing (@EJ_Atwood) December 18, 2019
Another user turned a Scripture verse right back at Trump.
Pray for #trump:
Psalm 109:8 King James Version (KJV)
"Let his days be few; and let another take his office."https://t.co/5eBRxNcFCD
— Raphael J. (@rraphaelj) December 18, 2019
Another Twitter user obliquely compared Trump to Jesus Christ.
There was a man, who was persecuted by people who HATED him for daring to distrupt the status quo. They mocked him, spread lies about him & tried to trick him into violating laws until they had no choice but 2 convict him on fake charges…and we celebrate his birthday next week!
— CrosbyWyatt500 (@MJ452020) December 18, 2019
Another Twitter user suggested that God is already in the midst of answering prayers — just not those of Trump and his supporters.
Believe it, girlfriend.
Say a prayer? Seems to me that at least 65 million American voters are having their prayers answered. Trump did so many things wrong and it’s always been those under him taking the fall while Trump always seemed above the law.
But not today.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 18, 2019
Another user wondered aloud why Trump would invoke God.
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 18, 2019
Another suggested that Trump’s call for prayers is a last-ditch effort at saving himself.
Wow, he must be really scared if he is suddenly in need of prayer. It’s a Hail Mary play.
— Nicole (@Kosherart) December 18, 2019
Another took the time to write their own prayer for Trump, though he may not appreciate it.
Please deliver Trump
back to a golf course
As it's his Heaven
And him being POTUS
is his and our hell
Let's go back to electing the crime free
and not shady real estate guys
with questionable Universities
Who hide their taxes
Boy was that a mistake
Forever, our woe
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) December 18, 2019
Following his invocation of prayers, Trump has spent much of Wednesday morning tweeting furiously against the impeachment process and the Democrats behind it, mostly by retweeting posts from other Twitter users supportive of him.
His most recent tweets Wednesday morning, as of this writing, consisted of a two-part series in which he quoted Fox News’ Andy McCarthy, who said that, since the Senate is unlikely to remove Trump from office, the House shouldn’t impeach Trump in the first place.
….won’t convict and remove the President – Then the House should not be Impeaching the President in the first place. If this is the new standard, every President from here on out is impeachable.” Andy McCarthy @FoxNews So well stated. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2019