Ted Lieu says he's praying for Trump after National Prayer Breakfast comments

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuGOP official says Elizabeth Warren 'endorses voter fraud' after joke about Bailey voting for Biden Milley confirms soldiers deployed to DC amid unrest were given bayonets Trump campaign touts 4M online viewers for Tulsa rally MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday he is praying for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE after the president’s dismissive remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast about those who say exactly that.

The California Democrat was responding to the president’s remarks directed at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans NRCC poll finds McBath ahead of Handel in Georgia Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions MORE (R-Utah), criticizing both for invoking their religion during the impeachment proceedings. 

"Your remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast were petty, small and godless," Lieu tweeted. "I will pray for you."


The president brought up the impeachment trial during the breakfast, which is traditionally known for focusing on bipartisanship, commending Republican lawmakers for having the “wisdom, fortitude and strength” to vote to acquit him. 

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


The Senate acquitted Trump mostly along party lines Wednesday after months of the impeachment process dominating Washington.

Romney voted to convict Trump on abuse of power but not obstruction of Congress. He was the only Republican senator who voted to convict the president, citing his religion. 

“I am a profoundly religious person. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” he said when announcing his vote.

The Utah senator has faced massive backlash from his party because of his decision, including from the president himself.

Pelosi has repeatedly said she prays for Trump and his family, a claim Trump has also dismissed in the past.