Thursday May 2, 2019 was the National Day of Prayer. President Donald Trump hosted religious representatives at the White House Wednesday evening as well as speaking from the Rose Garden on Thursday to mark the occasion.
During his remarks, President Trump claimed:
"People are so proud to be using that beautiful word, 'God,' and they're using the word God again and they're not hiding from it."
"And they're not being told to take it down. And they're not saying we can't honor God."
"In God we trust, so important. A little thing on the campaign, but it wasn't such a little thing to me. When I first started, four years ago, haven't been doing this so long. We did a good job."
Watch the President's remarks here.
At least one person agreed that people say God more now that Trump is President. Attorney George Conway—husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway—took to Twitter and posted his agreement.
"Indeed. They are saying, 'God help us'."
Indeed. They are saying, “God help us.” https://t.co/Ung9XZO20i— George Conway (@George Conway) 1556815529.0
Others had their own method of invoking God in relation to the President.
@gtconway3d I say "God forbid" much more frequently in relation to 2020— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1556815584.0
@gtconway3d I'm considering putting that on a tshirt— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1556817336.0
@gtconway3d Oh God, he’s still President.— ryana (@ryana) 1556815804.0
@gtconway3d I have said "for the love of God" about 5 million times since this mad man entered the White House.— Crying- FOUL on this partisan political errand 🛒 (@Crying- FOUL on this partisan political errand 🛒) 1556817339.0
@gtconway3d I say “good God, are they insane” almost daily. And I’m an atheist!— Richard Minns ♻️🇪🇺 🇬🇧 (@Richard Minns ♻️🇪🇺 🇬🇧) 1556816090.0
@gtconway3d “ God-please rid us of this orange mutant who is a threat to all we treasure and hold dear” Is the nigh… https://t.co/F3rXG3UFMF— Bond, James Bond. Shaken & stirred. With a twist. (@Bond, James Bond. Shaken & stirred. With a twist.) 1556830530.0
@gtconway3d I pray to God.... make it stop! Every. Damn. Day!!! 🙏— GoldensRule. 🐾🌊🇺🇸🌊🐾 (@GoldensRule. 🐾🌊🇺🇸🌊🐾) 1556815771.0
Even "the good Lord above" weighed in.
@gtconway3d God help us 2020 or we’re fucked 2020— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1556815795.0
@MollyJongFast @gtconway3d I’m just as confused and worried as all of you so...— God (@God) 1556818855.0
@thegoodgodabove @MollyJongFast @gtconway3d A meteor, flood, or zombie apocalypse would be nice right about now.— Jenni EmCee (@Jenni EmCee) 1556819502.0
In addition to making "God" part of the common vernacular, President Trump also claimed, again, that he brought back "Merry Christmas."
Saying America "must always protect the religious liberty enshrined in our Constitution," Pres Trump also declares… https://t.co/cG9SPr6TzK— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller) 1556751875.0
Trump claimed that before he took office “people were not allowed or in some cases, foolishly ashamed to be using o… https://t.co/aMlVgK1rdt— Eugene Scott (@Eugene Scott) 1556831610.0
Despite fact checkers proving the "War on Christmas" was a figment of the imagination of a Fox News host, the President appears determined to make it a thing.