Trump To Pence: Because Of Me, People Are Mentioning God More

This time last year, Trump said almost the same exact thing.

On Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, Trump said that his presidency has made people more religious. He said that, under his leadership, people are “using the word God again, and they're not hiding from it.”

“When I first started campaigning, people were not allowed or in some cases foolishly ashamed to be using on stores 'Merry Christmas,' 'Happy Christmas,'" he said. "Take a look at your stores nowadays - it's all Merry Christmas again."

This is not the first time that Trump has claimed total responsibility for a supposed religious revival in the U.S. Exactly one year ago, he said that people are saying “one nation, under God” more often because of him.

In a speech on May 2, 2018, Trump, speaking about mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance, said, “And we say it here, ya know? Lot of people, they don’t say it. But, you know what, they’re starting to say it more, just like we’re starting to say ‘Merry Christmas’ when that day comes around.

“ You notice the big difference between now and two or three years ago, it was, all, it was going in the other direction rapidly, right? Now it’s [thrusting his hand vertically in the air] straight up.”

He also said that God guided him through the “witch hunts” of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Sherma
Sherma

They are hoping for salvation from him.

Squibby
Squibby

God damn Trump to Hell. Technically he is correct.

ThaliaPanacea
ThaliaPanacea

"Oh, God! What has the imbecile done NOW?!" "For God's sake, why did my income tax refund shrink to nothing?!" "Dear God, the national debt has risen HOW HIGH?!" "My God, he paid for HOW MANY abortions for his mistresses?!" "God, please just let us survive until he's out of office!" "Good God, how long IS that windsock he calls hair?!" Yes, I suppose people ARE invoking God more often...

goodheartduck
goodheartduck

There is a difference between talking about God and acting like one who is led by Spirit. (cf. Matthew 7:21-23) They are truly "taking the Lord's name in vain" - not by saying "goddammit" but by using God's name to try to legitimate their malevolence. Let me put it this way: If 45 was "sent by God", then God must really hate America... and was out of locusts at the time.

ProudDem
ProudDem

I would just love a journalist to ask him to name his favorite bible verse. Or name 5 books of the bible. And maybe who his favorite apostle is and why.

That would be something to see.