A Saudi cleric who once called U.S. President Donald Trump a “Khdim Allah” or a servant of God in his Twitter account, has deleted his post, retreating from his claim.
According to Newsweek, Saad bin Ghoniem, a Saudi cleric got into hot water for calling the U.S. President a “servant” of Allah ahead of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia.
The cleric asked God to guide Trump toward altering his stance on Muslims.
“O Allah, Trump is one of your servants, you control him and his fate. Command him—willingly or not—to serve the best interests of Muslims and eliminate oppression done to them. Spare us from his evil deeds and guide him on the right path,” he wrote.
His remarks received widespread condemnation on social media.
“I spit on your beard all you have left to do is pray he goes to heaven,” said one Twitter user. “Even the devil would be too ashamed to do this.”
Another user said: “You think that Trump the Zionist, who is battling Islam, will do good for the religion. Shame! You will be held accountable for your words.”
This is while during his campaign trail, Trump called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States and has since signed two executive orders banning entry for all citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.