An online prayer session organized by a pro-trump Christian group ran into technical difficulties. Former President Donald Trump, who was the guest of honor on the call, immediately blamed it on the “radical left.”
The “Pastors For Trump National Prayer Call,” held on Monday invited guests like Trump ally Roger Stone and retired Gen. Michael Flynn, a Trump-era national security adviser, and Trump himself. A recording of the call was uploaded to Youtube on Monday.
Shortly after Trump joined the call, host Jackson Lahmeyer, who describes himself as a pastor and entrepreneur, asked him what specific prayer request Trump had for the pastors on the call.
Donald Trump’s call into a Christian nationalist group’s prayer session was derailed Monday night, leaving the former president frustrated after the interview was flooded with “trolls,” the group’s leader claimed.
A few minutes after joining the Pastors for Trump’s “prayer call”—which also featured longtime Trump ally Roger Stone— the former president’s connection was cut.
“OK, I guess we have some phone miscommunication,” Trump said after his audio reconnected at one point. “The radical left was working on the phone. There is no question about it.” “Hello?” Trump added.
Increasingly frustrated, Trump said he couldn’t hear anyone on the other side of the line and moved to end the call.
“Uhhh,” the former president is heard, sighing before being disconnected from the call. The Daily Beast obtained audio from the original call, which was later edited out when posted to YouTube by the group.
Subsequently, loser far-right website The Gateway Pundit claimed in a follow-up article that a sinister—and unidentifiable—force was to blame.