Trump declares coronavirus ‘National Day of Prayer’ -- and suggests looking to God for ‘protection’
President Donald Trump meets with religious leaders in the Oval Office on the National Day of Prayer. (Screenshot)

The leader of the free world urged people to pray as he continues to receive harsh criticism for his response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

"It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer," Trump tweeted.

"We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these," he argued.

"No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!" he predicted.