Donald Trump Signed Bibles for Tornado Survivors in Alabama, Of Course, and Now Everyone's Making the Same Joke
This past October, Trump polled at 71% approval with white Evangelical Christians.
Many see the overwhelming white Evangelical support for Donald Trump as contradictory with the Christian faith, however white Evangelicals remain among his most infallible supporters.
Last month, a Fox News poll revealed that over half of white Evangelicals believe God wanted Trump to be President.
That's likely why, when meeting with tornado victims in Eastern Alabama, the President, upon request, signed the bibles of a few of his supporters.
President Trump is signing bibles for volunteers and survivors at a Baptist church in Alabama. https://t.co/9b8VfyZiKF— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1552072226.0
You guys... He...he signed *the covers* https://t.co/bLQzVN9vcB— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper)1552085340.0
Many were mystified that Trump would be asked to sign the book by which many Christians live their lives—and on the cover to boot. They did, however, have a theory.
@thehill he probably thinks he wrote it.— Colin Michael (@Colin Michael)1552075832.0
@thehill Is he claiming authorship?— Andrew Owen (@Andrew Owen)1552077772.0
@awesome1013_s @thehill Is he taking credit for writing it?— El to the Bee (@El to the Bee)1552076532.0
@jdawsey1 Signed by the author?— Dennis W. Alpert (@Dennis W. Alpert)1552072494.0
Trump definitely didn't write the bible. Judging from his past words, he hasn't read it either.
When asked by Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin to name his favorite bible verses, Trump replied:
"I wouldn't want to get into it, because to me that's very personal. You know, when I talk about the Bible, it's very personal so I don't want to get into verses. The Bible means a lot to me, but I don't want to get into specifics."
Halperin then asked if Trump was an Old Testament or a New Testament guy. Trump responded, "Probably equal. I think it's just incredible. The whole bible is incredible."
Many believe Trump's feelings on the Bible aren't mutual.
@jdawsey1 Did any of the bibles spontaneously burst into flame when Trump touched them.— Sophiesmother95 (@Sophiesmother95)1552072469.0
@jdawsey1 Surprised the Bibles didn't burst into flames when he touched them— Kermanetherunner (@Kermanetherunner)1552072431.0
@jdawsey1 I'm surprised they didn't go up in flames.— CJ D (@CJ D)1552072534.0
@jdawsey1 Are they bursting into flames?— Erik Antener (@Erik Antener)1552072355.0
@jdawsey1 @MalcolmNance ...and they're not spontaneously bursting into flames?— MutherBear (@MutherBear)1552072723.0