Donald Trump is world famous for being a liar, an adulterer, a braggart, and a thief, and is accused of even deadlier sins. He is not religious and when he tries to pander to religious conservatives he’s bad at it and it’s funny.
After all this is a person who regularly breaks all of the Ten Commandments before lunch.
He’s also famously Bible-illiterate, having made a campaign trail gaffe about “Two Corinthians” while speaking a Liberty University. Nobody believes that Donald Trump is a God-fearing man because there’s simply no evidence for it. (He’s even reportedly a little weirded out by Mike Pence’s super-piety, which, fair enough.)
So when Trump sent out an odd tweet on Monday claiming to be excited about states introducing “Bible Literacy classes” the internet was not buying it.
Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
The idea that Trump is a devout Christian was roundly mocked.
1. You might say he got roasted like a burning bush.
Can't stop imagining WH staffers trying to prep him with some basic bible literacy facts, giving up, and resignedly popping in a Veggie Tales DVD https://t.co/oS2RrNn1TQ— Dara Kaye (@DaraKaye) January 28, 2019
Wait until you find out what it says about adultery.— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) January 28, 2019
And coveting your neighbour's ass.
And how you should treat your neighbour. (Clue: it doesn't involve building walls.)
I could go on... https://t.co/ueHnNnrUSZ
It's funny cause he can't read https://t.co/SOsaeHwBxM— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 28, 2019
A reporter really should ask Trump to name, specifically, his favorite passage of the Bible. https://t.co/cOmiRemU9U— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) January 28, 2019
This from a man who could not recite the first 6 words to John 3:16 if his life depended on it. https://t.co/YRhGEZRqng— Dave K (@TheRealTheDavey) January 28, 2019
If you knew what the Bible really says about people like you, the last thing you'd want is people to read it.https://t.co/hIVZD5UaZF— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 28, 2019
How about straight up literacy classes for the president? Great! https://t.co/2dXAUIyYh8— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) January 28, 2019
are you still a believer in god? because at 71 it's marginal, right? https://t.co/RGethGMOpX— blaine capatch (@blainecapatch) January 28, 2019
"I like Messiahs who weren't crucified" https://t.co/cYUygDTILy— Jason (@longwall26) January 28, 2019
There's something about the actual mistake in the word "literacy" that makes me aware yet again that I am chained in Plato's cave of shadows, the hapless sport of a cruel God. https://t.co/Om5B6f2wul— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) January 28, 2019