President Donald Trump has separated children from their families, has shut asylum seekers out of the border, and has said he doesn’t ask for forgiveness. Nevertheless, the President still maintains 71% of white Evangelical support.
While that base has remained steadfast in its support of Donald Trump, that hasn’t stopped others from pointing out the times his actions go against the Evangelical perception of what it means to be Christian.
This happened most recently at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday. When the row of former first families seated in the same row as the President began reciting the Apostles’ Creed, Trump notably abstained.
This is your "Christian" evangelical president. pic.twitter.com/u0478FoSyR
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 5, 2018
Twitter noticed, and users pointed out the contradiction immediately.
Evangelical Hero, Apostle Creed, listens to the crowd hail him. pic.twitter.com/80g5dw5aRl
— Rashel Buffat (@racarbuff) December 6, 2018
Our “very stable” Evangelical Christian President, God’s own anointed, not bothering to recite the Creed or participate in the liturgy & hymns. Jim Bakker, Franklin Graham, Paula White, Jerry Falwell, Robert Jeffress? Any comments? The silence is deafening. pic.twitter.com/gHGauWSTeY
— Tom Watson (@organistumc) December 6, 2018
Hey Christian Conservatives: @realDonaldTrump doesn’t know The Lord’s Prayer. He also didn’t even care enough to read it off of his pamphlet along with the rest of the congregation at Bush’s funeral. Let that sink in.
— Sarcastic Bastard (@sarcastcbastard) December 5, 2018
Like a true Evangelical Christian, you were disinterested in prayer & hymns. You may have the alt-right fooled, but you're a snake in Christian clothing.
— Deb (@SnarkeyFeminist) December 5, 2018
Mr. “Nobody’s done more for Christians or Evangelicals” doesn’t even attemp to join everyone else in prayer. Or maybe the #LiarInChief can’t read, but what’s @FLOTUS’ excuse? #FakePresident #FakeChristian #GeorgeHWBushFuneral pic.twitter.com/NXylfmfJoi
— Wanderlust_Melissa (@wanderlust_mel) December 5, 2018
Claiming to be an Evangelical hero but refusing to even read the Apostle’s Creed at a state funeral wasn’t the only thing Twitter users called Trump out on.