Donald Trump likes to pretend like he is a God fearing man. Remember the time when he was pandering to Liberty University, he called 2 Corinthians, two Corinthians instead of Second Corinthians referencing Paul’s second letter. Like it was the beginning of a joke or something, “Two Corinthians walk into a bar…”
If that isn’t bad enough, in an embarrassing interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Trump said he has a “very great relationship with God” and of course with evangelical voters. When asked about The Bible, which Trump says is his favorite book, he wasn’t willing to provide any favorite passages. Probably because he’s full of it and doesn’t actually know any. “The Bible means a lot to me, but I don’t want to get into specifics.” Of course not. When asked in another interview, this time with Bloomberg, which he prefers, the Old Testament or New Testament he said, “Probably equal. I think it’s just incredible.” Seriously? Does he even know the difference?
But Sunday things got so much more absurd.
Trump, who once referred to communion as “my little wine and my little cracker,” was in Council Bluffs, Iowa and attended services at First Christian Orchard Campus, a nondenominational church. But when it came time for communion Trump got a little bit confused. According to the Associated Press:
He, his wife, Melania, and two staffers took communion when it was passed. But Trump, momentarily confused, mistook the silver plates circulated around the auditorium and dug several bills out of his pocket.
“I thought it was for offering,” he said with a laugh to his staff.
He contributed several minutes later when the offering plates were passed.
As Trump was leaving, one of the church pastors put his hand on Trump’s shoulder and offered a prayer, “That Jesus would guide his decisions and that only Christ could guide his decisions,” the pastor later said.
Trump gladly accepted, bowing his head.
“Thank you, I need that,” he said.
D’oh! He needed it because if there is a God, He certainly knows how full of crap Trump is.
Guess it’s hard to tell the difference sometimes. A plate of crackers is probably what Trump thinks of as an offering by us commoners. But of course, evangelicals don’t care. According to the NBC News/Survey Monkey weekly online tracking poll, Trump is scoring 37 percent of the evangelical vote. Poor Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose father is an actual pastor and has worked hard to get other pastors and faith leaders to support the Cruz campaign, only has 20 percent evangelical support.