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  • Donald Trump calls for a National Day of Prayer
  • Twitter have mixed reactions about Donald Trump's National Day of Prayer call
  • Donald Trump compared coronavirus to a common flu

Donald Trump's call for National Day of Prayer has received mixed reaction from online users.

Trump announced that March 15 would be the National Day of Prayer. The President of the United States made the move as the country continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

“Tomorrow I have called for a National Day of Prayer. I will be tuning in to Pastor @Jentezen at the @FreeChapel Church in Gainesville, Georgia at 11:00 AM EDT. God Bless the USA! http://freechapel.org/live,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump’s post received both positive and negative response from the online users. Many were pleased and some criticized the POTUS for it with one saying that it goes agains the separation of church and state.

“Thank you President @realDonaldTrump for emphasizing the importance of prayer and of seeking God with March 15th as a #NationalDayOfPrayer You've been consistent in recognizing that, as a Nation, we need to Seek God,” @BrandonBeckham_ commented on Trump’s post.

“DONALD IS AN AMAZING CHRISTIAN!  MAGA!” @TrumpVoterWTF added.

Meanwhile, several took Trump’s call against him.

“Christians don't need to be told to pray, and this goes against the separation of church and state!!” @morgan313 opined.

“Many of us are atheists. If there were a Satan, it would be you,” @JeffreyGuterman commented.

“Praying away the virus didn’t work for Iran, and it won’t work here either… we need more tests – now,” @williamlegate added.

Several called Trump to do more tests instead.

“why don't you call for a national day of GETTING DOCTORS TEST KITS,” @molly_knight commented.

“I pray that you provide the much needed test kits. I pray that you stop shaking hands during a press conference saying we should avoid contact.  I pray you are voted out of office or resign in shame,” @BettyFckinWhite added.

Last week, Trump compared coronavirus to a common flu. However, many disagreed because unlike the common flu there is no vaccine or antiviral drug for it.

US President Donald Trump, after pursuing a trade war with China, is waging a blame game over coronavirus US President Donald Trump, after pursuing a trade war with China, is waging a blame game over coronavirus Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON