Trump Claimed No One Has 'Done More for Christianity' Than He Has and Everyone Had the Same Response
White evangelical Christians overwhelmingly supported former President Donald Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, often with a dedication that resembled a form of worship itself.
It was adoration Trump eagerly embraced, even to the point of signing bibles for supporters and gassing protesters for a photo-op in front of a cathedral (to the chagrin of those who actually preached there).
That white evangelical support appears to have inflated Trump's ego even further, judging by his recent comments on Flashpoint.
Donald Trump called into the religious-right "Flashpoint" program last night, where he bragged that "nobody has don… https://t.co/cGj8caxL01— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1633097039.0
After host Gene Bailey asked how Trump would recommend evangelical voters stay engaged with him and his possible 2024 presidential bid, Trump said:
"[N]obody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals-or for religion itself-than I have. So many different things."
Trump frequently speaks in absurd superlatives, claiming he's done more for Black Americans than any President "except for maybe" Abraham Lincoln (who oversaw the emancipation of American enslaved people) or that "nobody respects women more" than he does, despite his frequent sexist insults and boasts about sexual assault.
His latest superlative on Christianity, however, was stunning even for him—especially since Christians credit Jesus Christ with redeeming them in God's eyes through his death.
@RightWingWatch Jesus knows that it's a lie. https://t.co/OTtTUQKsM6— Andrew (R Timothy D) Hsieh (@Andrew (R Timothy D) Hsieh) 1633097120.0
Jesus and Constantine enter chat. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/Mc3jNDd9n4— Monkey Head (@Monkey Head) 1633323817.0
Yeah, that Jesus fella didn't do anything for Christianity compared to Trump. 🙄 Can we just call him a false idol,… https://t.co/SnNMaHVL7Z— Brian Kennedy (@Brian Kennedy) 1633287207.0
Jesus? Paul? Augustine? Aquinas? Martin Luther? CS Lewis? Alvin Plantinga? Ned Flanders? I mean, pick anyone! https://t.co/8HcZswrhnB— Stephen J. Graham (@Stephen J. Graham) 1633190983.0
Jesus: https://t.co/foc664XsZL https://t.co/5XNpdBYp4v— Andy Legon 🏳️🌈 (@Andy Legon 🏳️🌈) 1633291241.0
Social media users crucified Trump for the comments.
Devil in disguise with hypocrites as disciples. https://t.co/blftLbeFHL— Donald Wilkerson (@Donald Wilkerson) 1633234116.0
LOL. Sure, if you mean turning more people away from Christianity because the evangelicals went all in for a charla… https://t.co/htyVc0qadb— Melody - I'm Just Not That into Coups (@Melody - I'm Just Not That into Coups) 1633272451.0
Yeah...right....lmao. what a deluded egomaniac. https://t.co/p5FNYJTgO0— Joe Daum (@Joe Daum) 1633275160.0