Donald Trump criticised for not reciting Apostles' Creed at George HW Bush's funeral

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for not reciting the Apostles’ Creed at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.

Footage from the service on Wednesday showed the front row of the congregation at the cathedral with Mr Trump and former presidents seated alongside him, standing to recite the profession of faith.

Mr Trump and first lady Melania Trump did not recite the prayer written in the program or sing hymns.

The president has received plenty of criticism on Twitter for not doing so, many highlighting his widespread support from evangelical Christians.

US talk show host John Zeigler tweeted: "It’s SO weird that Barack Obama (the “Muslim”) knew all the words to the Apostles’ Creed, and Donald Trump (the Evangelical hero) didn’t know any of them, and didn’t even bother to read them."

While singer Richard Marx added: "Here’s your “evangelical president” NOT reciting the Apostles’ Creed at the funeral of your father’s friend. Maybe he thinks it’s the name of the next movie with Stallone and Michael B. Jordan."

Nate Paschall quipped that Mr Trump not reciting the creed was "the most respectable thing he has done his entire presidency."

CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers labelled the scene "curious."

Auntie Mame added: "The man that Trump spent years calling a Kenyan born Muslim recited the Apostle's Creed and Lord's Prayer but Trump and his third, Slovenian born wife did not."