On Tuesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to evangelical leaders and tried to convince them that he is the only candidate with a direct line to Jesus. After the meeting, he announced that Michele Bachmann would be his godly advisor and Twitter erupted in laughter.
While social media users were having a field day with Bachmann’s role in the campaign, they were given an extra special treat when Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, tweeted this:
— J L Falwell (@JerryJrFalwell) June 21, 2016
Upon first glance the picture isn’t particularly interesting, it’s just a hypocrite with another hypocrite and the wife of one of the hypocrites. But when you take a closer look, you notice that Falwell, someone who highly regarded in the Holier Than Thou community, posed right in front of the cover of a Playboy magazine — not exactly good Christian reading.
As soon as Twitter noticed his mistake, they began mocking him:
— JordanHeath-Rawlings (@TheGameSheet) June 21, 2016
— Kim K (@kimkuz) June 21, 2016
— Tami J. Strege (@TamiStrege) June 21, 2016
— #NeverTrump (@chevesligon) June 21, 2016
— Jon Green (@_Jon_Green) June 22, 2016
— Aaron Tharpe (@tharpey) June 22, 2016
— Pres Guy (@GUYnamedPRES) June 21, 2016
After being inundated with hundreds of comments from people mocking him, Falwell lost his shit and angrily tweeted:
Honored for same hypocrites who accused Jesus of being a friend of publicans and sinners to be targeting me over a decades old mag cover! TY
— J L Falwell (@JerryJrFalwell) June 22, 2016
He then followed that by retweeting the messages of people who do not understand what a moron he is and blocking his “detractors.” Senator Ben Sasse, the #NeverTrump Republican who has taken to trolling his party for their ridiculous choice, decided that he had to get involved in the anti-Falwell party and delivered the knock-out blow:
That’s not the text, Pastor.
Jesus came to comfort the poor & humble; not bow before those claiming worldly strength https://t.co/uIA1LWBxxD
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 22, 2016
It’s no secret that Falwell is an idiot, but his Trump endorsement, in front of a soft-core porn magazine, was icing on the cake.
Featured image via Twitter