Donald Trump loves to pretend that he’s religious and cares about issues that are important to Christians, especially evangelical Christians, but his only real interest is in securing their votes, because Trump has never expressed any interest in spiritual matters, has cheated on all three of his wives, and bragged that he enjoys grabbing women by the genitals.
Despite all that, Trump sat down this week for an extensive interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, and Brody asked the president if he thought perhaps God had put him in the White House. Specifically, Brody posed this question to Trump:
“I want to ask you, on the evangelical front. I’ve asked Sarah Sanders, Mike Pompeo, they all give me the same answer I say, was President Trump put in office for such a time as this. Did God put President Trump in office for such a time as this? I never asked you that question. What do you think?”
Rather than saying yes or no, Trump responded:
“Well, I don’t know what they said.”
Did you get that? He doesn’t know what they said. In other words, Trump cannot respond to the question until he knows exactly what has been said about him by his underlings. That’s what’s important to him, not any spiritual matters or questions of the afterlife and eternity. By knowing what they said, Trump believes he can more fully pander to those watching the interview.
Brody then told Trump:
“They said yes.”
All of sudden, the president became overly verbose, remarking:
“Okay. Because I have, Ben Carson said the same thing. You know, Ben Carson came to me because he ran a very effective campaign. And he did a good job. He really did. You know, he came in one of the top people. And he said to me, you know, you’re gonna win. I said, Ben, I’m running against you. What are you telling me? He said you’re going to win because God put you here for this occasion. I said, What a lovely thing to say. That was the first one that I heard from Ben Carson. And it was during the campaign, I was running against him, and he was saying, I’m gonna win. He’s a very high-quality guy. He’s done a great job in the administration.”
Be sure and note he still hasn’t answered the question!
Brody then asked if Trump “buys” what his cabinet members have said about him being in office because God put him there. Trump replied:
“I almost don’t even want to think about it. Because you know what, all I’m gonna do is, I hope it’s true. All I’m going to do is I’m going to do my best. And part of what I’m doing my best one is for the religious community beyond evangelical, evangelicals a very big part is very important to me.”
What?! That’s gibberish and more pandering. And it’s also proof that Trump couldn’t care less about evangelicals, God, or religion. He just wants their votes, and he’s willing to say whatever’s necessary to make sure they support him come November.
Saint Donald? Hardly. That’s not a halo you see over Trump’s head. It’s horns he’s twisted into a circle.