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 (@mitchellvii) July 29, 2018
This is not math and Twitter jumped in to remind the “Your Voice” host that the evidence at hand supports a much different conclusion.
Like any of Trump’s math, this contains no evidence.
— Some Guy (@TommoPollitt) July 30, 2018
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.”
Trump favors Putin.
Putin favors Russia.
Trump favors Russia.
— LCWLAW (@LCWLAW1) July 30, 2018
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) fired back at Mitchell by saying “God favors everyone.”
That's interesting, because as a Christian I was taught God favors everyone.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 29, 2018
Then came some other claims which actually made a lot more sense than Mitchell’s.
“There is like, no God tho.”
There's like, no God tho.
— TakedownMRAs (@TakedownMRAs) July 30, 2018
And since love is blind, and Ray Charles was blind, Ray Charles must be God.
God is love.
Love is blind.
Ray Charles is blind.
Ray Charles is God.
— Kūʻē (@KueKueKue2) July 30, 2018
“It’s just math,” after all.
It’s just math.
— Fake Russian Witch Cunt (@Pseudosaurus) July 30, 2018
And “much better reasoning.”
Much better reasoning too
— Lilith (@LilithLiberated) July 30, 2018
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.”
You suck at math
— K. Thor Jensen (@kthorjensen) July 29, 2018
Mitchell’s “informal logic” didn’t take well on social media.
You’re saying “favor” is a transitive property. That entails that if you and, say, Obama both favor any one thing (say you both like ice cream), then you favor Obama.
It’s just math.*
*actually it’s informal logic but frankly you’ve got bigger problems here.
— Patrick Stokes (@patstokes) July 30, 2018
Neither did his “blind belief in superstitions,” which, of course, are not math.
That's not math. That's blind belief in superstitions. Math is the opposite. Dummy
— mathieu Kassovitz (@kassovitz1) July 30, 2018
That is so much not how math works, and neither does syllogisms. Have you been to school ?
— Geno (@TruGeno) July 30, 2018
“There is literally no math here.”
There is literally no math there – nor logic or basic common sense. pic.twitter.com/T1fM4KQqS7
— 🌊 Cyndia BLUE "Unstable Genius" (@malinablue) July 30, 2018
Mitchell got compared to a port-a-potty.
Port-a-potties are full of sh**
You're full of sh**
You're a port-a-potty.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 29, 2018
And then came excerpts from the Bible, none of which mention America but all of which mention God loving everyone.