Trump “attended its Sunday services for almost 50 years, but says he does not know if he ever formally joined the church,” the Times wrote. “He describes himself as a Presbyterian, but Marble is not a Presbyterian church — it is part of the Reformed Church in America, a separate denomination that traces its beginnings to 1628 and the first ordained minister in New Amsterdam, as New York was then known.”
The Times also found that despite his regular attendance, Trump never expressed any religious beliefs. Trump, like his father Fred, was a huge fan of the church’s preacher-turned-best selling author, Reverend Norman Vincent Peale.
Peale was “a great preacher and a great public speaker,” Trump said in 2016. “You always, when the service was over, you said, ‘I’d have sat there for another hour,’” Trump told the Times. “There aren’t too many people like that. It wasn’t the speaking ability, it was the thought process.”
As the comments on his Twitter feed accumulated, Lewicki said it feels “nice to get some attention on Twitter. But not this much.”
It’s nice to get some attention on Twitter. But not this much.
— David Lewicki (@dlewicki) January 29, 2019
Trump? A devout Christian? Twitter has its doubts.
Many feel gunning for Biblical eduation in public schools is just another Trump grift.
Atheist here (former fundamentalist Christian) — it sickens me as well that DJT claims the Christian mantle (for obvious political reasons) yet has nothing to show for it. I don't agree with all Christian moral beliefs, but I agree with none of his.
— FrancisVGaboury (@FrancisVeeGee) January 30, 2019
Anyone still wondering why Trump all of a sudden announced his support for Bible literacy in schools? Next week is National Prayer Breakfast in WashDC, & thousands of his supporters are coming to pay him homage. “No one knows the Bible better than me, believe me.”
— Serge Duss (@sergeduss) January 29, 2019
— Calamum In Gladio (@CalamumInGladio) January 30, 2019
Hypocrisy is Trump’s middle name- especially Bible related, but really in many arenas. You can always tell because it usually goes with his words “no one is better at _ _ (fill in blanks).”
— Sharon Hayes (@SharonH19513455) January 30, 2019
I’d be surprised if he actually opened the Bible. Double points for actually reading it. The bars kinda low. Most don’t even read it and then rebuke based on it. It’s weird.
— Inspiredpom (@RedEspressoIced) January 29, 2019
No one is better at the Bible, understanding foreign policy, knows more than generals, the security services, business, best hair, Best words. He is a spoiled Narcissist whose father made him a millionaire before he was in jr high.
— Bobbie G. (@dancingbeanbob) January 30, 2019
As for why Trump all of a sudden wants Christianity taught in public schools, there’s likely a simple explanation: he got the idea from Fox News.
The segment below aired a few minutes before Trump tweeted.
Fox guest and NC state legislator defends a bill he co-sponsored to allow Bible classes in public school: “There’s a separation of church and state but there’s not a separation of books from education” pic.twitter.com/6IZ753B3hb
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 28, 2019
To be fair, he only tweeted this because it came on Fox a few minutes earlier. (Not joking.) It was a stream-of-consciousness tweet he forgot about a nanosecond later.
— Jessie Raymond (@mjjel1) January 30, 2019
He was just repeating what was on Fox and Friends.
Which he does quite often.
Fox network basically tells him what to say and do.
— Gordana Govic (@GGovic) January 30, 2019