Right-wing radio personality Bill Mitchell offered a rather perplexing defense of President Donald Trump on Monday, tweeting that God favors Trump because of "math."
"God favors America," Mitchell wrote, adding that "Trump favors America." Therefore, Mitchell said, "God favors Trump."
"It's just math," Mitchell concluded. Mitchell did not offer any math to back up his claim.
God favors America. Trump favors America. God favors Trump. It's just math.— Bill Mitchell (@Bill Mitchell)1532893283.0
This is not math and Twitter jumped in to remind the "Your Voice" host that the evidence at hand supports a much different conclusion.
@mitchellvii Like any of Trump’s math, this contains no evidence.— Tom (@Tom)1532948484.0
What's more obvious, one user pointed out, is the favoritism coming from the Trump administration - toward Russia.
"Trump favors Putin. Putin favors Russia. Trump favors Russia."
@JosephBottum @gtconway3d Trump favors Putin. Putin favors Russia. Trump favors Russia.— LCWLAW (@LCWLAW)1532966675.0
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) fired back at Mitchell by saying "God favors everyone."
@mitchellvii That's interesting, because as a Christian I was taught God favors everyone.— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1532902753.0
Then came some other claims which actually made a lot more sense than Mitchell's.
"There is like, no God tho."
@mitchellvii There's like, no God tho.— TakedownMRAs (@TakedownMRAs)1532944113.0
And since love is blind, and Ray Charles was blind, Ray Charles must be God.
@TakedownMRAs @mitchellvii God is love. Love is blind. Ray Charles is blind. Ray Charles is God.— Kūʻē (@Kūʻē)1532945376.0
"It's just math," after all.
@KueKueKue2 @TakedownMRAs @mitchellvii It’s just math.— pseudosaurus (@pseudosaurus)1532955841.0
And "much better reasoning."
@Pseudosaurus @KueKueKue2 @TakedownMRAs @mitchellvii Much better reasoning too— Lilith🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🍁 (@Lilith🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🍁)1532960752.0
Given that Mitchell decided to arbitrarily confuse causality with correlation - a frequent mistake those poorly-versed in math and science make, Twitter offered some other examples.
"You suck at math."
@mitchellvii You suck at math— K. Thor Jensen (@K. Thor Jensen)1532895777.0
Mitchell's "informal logic" didn't take well on social media.
@mitchellvii You’re saying “favor” is a transitive property. That entails that if you and, say, Obama both favor an… https://t.co/bjs3giRyBB— Patrick Stokes (@Patrick Stokes)1532935080.0
Neither did his "blind belief in superstitions," which, of course, are not math.
@mitchellvii That is so much not how math works, and neither does syllogisms. Have you been to school ?— Geno (@Geno)1532941738.0
"There is literally no math here."
@mitchellvii There is literally no math there - nor logic or basic common sense. https://t.co/T1fM4KQqS7— 🌊 Cyndia BLUE "Unstable Genius" 🆘 (@🌊 Cyndia BLUE "Unstable Genius" 🆘)1532942072.0
Mitchell got compared to a port-a-potty.
@mitchellvii Port-a-potties are full of sh** You're full of sh** You're a port-a-potty.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1532903049.0
And then came excerpts from the Bible, none of which mention America but all of which mention God loving everyone.
"You're reading the wrong book. This is what I found," a person willing to actually read the Bible pointed out. "America was never mentioned, but loving everyone was."
@mitchellvii You're reading the wrong book. This is what I found. America was never mentioned, but loving every one… https://t.co/k5xF2p3MlW— PJaye is a Democrat 🌊🌊🌊 (@PJaye is a Democrat 🌊🌊🌊)1532951080.0
John 3:16 reads: "For God so loved the world."
@Sewnsew27 @mitchellvii Let's not forget, for God so loved THE WORLD. -John 3:16— Kelly Knapp (@Kelly Knapp)1532960296.0
Though there may be an explanation for Mitchell's poor grasp of arithmetic, joked one follower.
@mitchellvii I’ve fixed that for you. You’re welcome. https://t.co/m6Ld6lewV3— Nick Harvey (@Nick Harvey)1532959835.0
There's a whole big world out there. Surely God doesn't only love America...
Take Great Britain for example.
@mitchellvii God loves Britain Britain hates Trump God hates Trump It's just maths, although not remotely mathematical.— Kristian in Scotland 🏴🇪🇺 (@Kristian in Scotland 🏴🇪🇺)1532946082.0
Even if Mitchell had meant to say "logic" instead of "math," it still doesn't work.
@wazzajbird @mitchellvii I believe he may have intended to say "logic". Even then ...— Anti-Brexit Alien (@Anti-Brexit Alien)1532942369.0
Twitter tried, though.
@mitchellvii Jesus had long hair. I have long hair. Therefore, I am Jesus. Yay!— Alicia K (@Alicia K)1532959163.0
@mitchellvii You got logic wrong. I'll demonstrate. I scream for ice cream. You scream for ice cream. I don't s… https://t.co/3xEgLzMyfu— Mike Handwerker (@Mike Handwerker)1532953460.0
@mitchellvii Mueller favors America. Trump favors russia. God favors all humankind. Mueller is going to get trump. It's just math— KnowYourObama (@KnowYourObama)1532951417.0
@mitchellvii That is not math, that is illogical reasoning. God loves everyone. Trump loves Trump. Majority of Amer… https://t.co/ESUEAVwd1o— a little to the left (@a little to the left)1532962357.0
Come on Bill, that's not how this works.