Surrounded by religious leaders from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, President Trump has declared Sunday a “Day of Prayer” for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The president 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 Houston on Thursday to survey the damage from the storm.
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.”