The Republican health care bill is an embarrassment to the party.
And as the president’s approval rating has plummeted, many of his supporters are saying it is time to stop pretending like their president doesn’t exist.
On Thursday, an anti-Trump Twitter account called “Atheist America” posted an animated video of the president saying he doesn’t believe in God, a reference to his repeated denials that he believes in a creator.
The video was quickly deleted, but a screenshot has since surfaced.
In it, a man asks the president, “What’s your god?”
The president replies, “My god is the president of the United States.”
The tweet quickly went viral, with over 10,000 retweets and more than 6,000 likes.
But on Friday, the man behind the account, Christiane Amanpour, wrote that she had no intention of offending anyone and would be happy to explain her actions to anyone who asked.
“I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” Amanpour wrote.
“I’m an atheist and I don’t believe any of the beliefs or practices that you espouse.
I don’s the same as you.
But I am a human being and I want to share the message of non-violence with you.”
Amanpour’s tweet drew a sharp response from a number of people who said the video was offensive.
“The President of the U.S. says he doesn’s not religious and I agree,” tweeted former President Donald Trump.
“He also said he is ‘not religious,’ but it doesnt matter, it makes him a bigot and a hypocrite.
I’m sorry I offended you.”
Other people wrote that Amanpour’s message was “inappropriate” and “offensive.”
“We need to stop making fun of him for being an atheist,” one Twitter user wrote.
“You’re right, but if we are going to say he doesnot believe in anything, we need to say it, so as to not offend him,” another person wrote.
The president’s office responded to the video by saying that Amanpys tweet was “clearly offensive.”
“This is a very sad day for Americans when we hear people of all political persuasions make hateful, offensive, and insensitive comments about President Trump,” a White House spokesperson told The Hill.
“The President has said repeatedly that he is a Christian, that he was born and raised in America, and that he loves his country.”
But the backlash wasn’t just from people who disagreed with the president on religion.
“Why are you still laughing about it?
You were laughing at his own ignorance when he said he was an atheist!” wrote a tweet from a person calling himself “Dr. K.”
“If you were in a religious household, you wouldnt be laughing at someone else for not knowing God.
But if you dont believe in Him, you are still laughing at them for not being able to be a good human being.
And for saying it on camera.
Youre just being ignorant.
You are racist.
You think you know everything, but you dont.”
Aminpour and her Twitter account have since been shut down.
But the video continues to spread on the internet, and a number are calling for her to be removed from the platform.
“This whole thing is just one big joke,” a person called “RacistPanda” wrote.
A “White Guy” said, “I was going to tweet this at you but now it is too late.”