The Bible Does Not Require Donald Trump’s Endorsement, According to a Senator

Anjali Jain
Then-President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC.

On Easter Sunday, Georgia Democrat and Baptist pastor Senator Raphael Warnock stated on CNN’s Dana Bash that “the Bible does not require Donald Trump’s endorsement.”
Tuesday, the former president made a social media announcement regarding the sale of the “God Bless the USA Bible,” which was authored by singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood, for a sum of $60.
The Situation:

The Pew Research Center reports that Trump received sixty percent of the White Catholic vote and fifty-eight percent of the Protestant or other Christian vote during his successful 2016 presidential campaign.
On Tuesday, Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee for 2024, promoted his latest business venture via a video posted to his social media platform Truth Social.
In the video, he stated, “Every American needs a Bible in their home; I have many; it’s my favorite book.” “I’m proud to endorse and encourage you to get this Bible, we must make America pray again.”
The following is what we know:

Warnock likened Trump’s act of selling Bibles to the biblical account of the Temple being cleansed.
“Jesus, in the very last week of his life, chased the money changers out of the Temple—those who would take sacred things and use them as cheap relics to be sold in the marketplace,” according to Warnock. “It is unfortunate that none of us are taken aback by this. We anticipate this from the former president.”
The senator from Georgia made the claim that Trump is attempting to sell a bill of goods, which constitutes false or misleading statements.

“At the end of the day, I think he’s trying to sell the people a bill of goods,” according to Warnock. “That was successful in 2016, despite the fact that he did not win the popular vote that year.” It ceased to function in 2020. “Additionally, I doubt it will be effective in 2024.”
An email was sent to Trump’s representative by Newsweek requesting comment.
Opinions: Although Trump’s Bible proposal garnered positive reception from his supporters, who displayed newly acquired Bibles and shared images of him in a sacred setting, he encountered criticism on social media and was derided on Saturday Night Live.

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On X, formerly Twitter, Tara Setmayer, a senior counsel for the anti-Trump political action committee The Lincoln Project, referred to it as “a blasphemous slander” and added, “There is NOTHING ‘holy’ about selling Bibles ‘endorsed by Trump.'”
James Austin Johnson, in character for Trump, began the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live by stating that Easter is “the time of year when I compare myself to Jesus Christ.”
“That’s just a thing I do now, and it appears that everyone is fine with it,” he continued. I intend to continue doing it. And if you find this to be an unattractive appearance, consider how bizarre it would be if I were to begin selling Bibles. “However, I do sell Bibles.”

Greenwood defended the “God Bless the USA Bible” on Newsmax on Sunday, stating, “We have this Bible to ensure that it is accessible to a greater number of people. One could ascertain the origins of our nation’s history if endowed with this Bible at this moment.
The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Pledge of Allegiance are all contained within the Bible.

What Will Occur Next?

The rematch between Trump and the Democratic incumbent, President Joe Biden, is probable in November.
It appears that Trump is running for the Christian vote. Ahead of the Iowa Republican caucuses, where he received 51% of the vote, the former president’s support in the most evangelical counties increased by 35%. In 2024, Trump received 58% of the vote among the largest proportion of evangelicals, compared to 23% in 2016.

The voting behavior of Catholics and Christians in the general election remains uncertain, given that Biden himself identifies as a Catholic. However, his legal troubles may tarnish Trump’s reputation.
President Trump has faced allegations of attempting to sabotage the 2020 presidential election at both the federal and state levels, impeding the government’s retrieval of mishandled classified documents, and fabricating business records pertaining to hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels throughout his 2016 campaign in an effort to silence her claims of an affair with Trump in the early 2000s. He has denied that he was involved in an affair with Daniels.

Trump, who has defended himself on all counts, has entered a not-guilty plea and asserted that the legal proceedings are politically motivated. In addition, he has maintained his claim that the 2020 election was hijacked from him, despite the lack of evidence to support this.

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