Trump begged Nancy Pelosi to ‘do a prayer’ — but she ignored him and Pence prayed instead
President Donald Trump (AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM)

President Donald Trump reportedly asked Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to pray during a White House meeting, but was forced to settle for a prayer from Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump often attacks the House minority leader in public but privately "treats her with a sometimes awkward solicitousness," according to a new Time magazine profile of Pelosi.

Pelosi casually mentioned once in a White House meeting that participants should "pray for success" on immigration, according to an aide briefed on the meeting.

“Are you going to pray?” Trump asked, but Pelosi ignored him and kept talking.

However, the president kept interrupting and asking Pelosi to "do a prayer."

Trump finally realized Pelosi was not going to agree to his request, so he instead turned to Vice President Mike Pence and asked him to pray.