President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., took aim at House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday after his father appeared to knock the congresswoman at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier for past comments she made about praying for him.

“Likelihood of Nancy Pelosi praying for Trump is about the same as the likelihood of Satan running around quoting the Scriptures,” the president’s son tweeted on Thursday morning.

His comments eventually prompted the word “Satan” to trend on Twitter later in the afternoon, as a number of religious figures and social media users pointed to passages in the Bible where Satan has quoted Scripture, including to Jesus himself.

Trump Jr.'s comments on Twitter Thursday followed closely after remarks his father made at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier in the day.


During the event, the president took an apparent swipe at Pelosi, who has repeatedly stated that she has prayed for Trump in the past, and Republican Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt Romney7 things to know about the coronavirus stimulus package Scarborough rips Trump for mocking Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'Could have been a death sentence' Trump on Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'I am so happy I can barely speak' MORE (Utah), who spoke about his religion earlier this week when explaining his decision to vote to convict Trump.

"Weeks ago, and again yesterday, courageous Republican politicians and leaders had the wisdom, fortitude and strength to do what everyone knows was right," Trump said at the breakfast.

"I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say ‘I pray for you’ when they know that’s not so," he continued.

Pelosi fired back at Trump later in the day.

“I don’t know if the president understands about prayer or people who pray,” Pelosi said a press conference later on Thursday. “I pray for the United States of America, I pray for him, I pray for President Bush still, President Obama ... because it’s a heavy responsibility ... I pray hard for him because he’s so off the track of our Constitution, our values, our country."