President Trump: “It Is My Great Honor To Declare Sunday, March 15th As A National Day Of Prayer”

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to announce March 15 as a “National Day of Prayer”.

This comes after the president, during a press conference Friday, declared a national emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic after more than 1,700 cases were confirmed in the United States.

His action will provide up to $50 billion in disaster relief funds to state and local governments in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease the new coronavirus causes, as reported by The Epoch Times.

“We will overcome the threat of the virus,” President Trump said in the Rose Garden at the White House Friday.

Trump also waived interest on all student loans held by federal government agencies and ordered the Energy Department to purchase large quantities of crude oil for storage. He also called on states to set up emergency centers, hospitals to activate emergency preparedness plans, and provided new powers to the Department of Health and Human Services, as reported by The Epoch Times.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will use the billions of dollars in funding to mobilize health centers, patient transportation, and other needs in the event that hospitals and healthcare providers are overwhelmed with patients amid a spike in coronavirus cases, per the EpochTimes. (Continued Below)

The Commander in Chief took to Twitter Friday evening to announce a National Day of Prayer.

“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” the president tweeted.

“No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!” he expressed. (Continued Below)

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(Related: President Trump On Whether He’ll Be Tested For The Coronavirus: “Most Likely, …We’re Working Out A Schedule”)

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