Donald Trump told a Christian TV network that nobody had done more for 'Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself' than him

  

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Donald Trump told a Christian TV network that nobody had done more for 'Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself' than him
Donald Trump said Joe Biden was doing "destructive" things to religion in an interview with FlashPoint on The Victory Channel, a Christian TV network.

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Former President Donald Trump claimed that he did more for religion than anybody else while he was president.

"Nobody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have," Trump said in an interview on the show FlashPoint on The Victory Channel, a Christian TV network.

-Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 1, 2021

He referenced "getting rid of the Johnson Amendment" which he said was a "very bad thing."

The Johnson Amendment is a provision to the US tax code which prohibits non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates, or risk losing their tax-exempt status.

In 2017 Trump signed an executive order to ease the rules, arguing that it restricted church's free speech rights. Some experts said that the order was mostly symbolic.

Trump also mentioned the Mexico City policy, which blocks federal funding for foreign non-governmental organizations that make referrals for abortion or discuss abortion as an option.

The policy which was first introduced in 1973 and has since been regularly rescinded by Democrat presidents and reinstated by Republican ones.

To form, Trump reinstated the policy while in office, and President Joe Biden rescinded it in January.

In the interview on FlashPoint, Trump also claimed that Biden and the Democrats had done "destructive" things to religion.

"I said that Biden was going to be bad, he's turned out to be far worse than anybody ever thought. You talk about abortion, you talk about all of the subjects," Trump said.

"He's terrible on these subjects, and he lied. And just like they cheated on the election, the election was rigged, just like that happened they also cheated very much on what they really think of organized religion and religion and frankly Christianity."

It's not clear what Trump meant by saying that the Biden administration cheated on organized religion.

He also mentioned the widely disproved claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent.

Trump went on to say that he has done more for Israel than anyone else, and complained that he did not get enough credit for it from Jewish people.

"Also, nobody has done so much for Israel as I have, as you know. With Jerusalem and frankly ending the Iran nuclear deal which is a disaster and all of the other things I've done for Israel," Trump said.

"And by the way in the evangelical community I mean I actually get, I probably get more credit for that than I do with Jewish people."

"Nobody's done what I've done and I'm very happy to do it."

Trump has previously griped about Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him, despite all he claimed to have done for their respective communities.


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 months ago

"Nobody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have,"...

Will someone please put this fool in a straight jacket and deposit his silly behind in the nearest nut house.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  JBB    2 months ago

Jesus would cross a street to avoid Donald Trump! 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JBB @2    2 months ago
Jesus would cross a street to avoid Donald Trump! 

...just based on Trump holding the Bible upside-down in a photo op.

 
 
 
Veronica
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3  Veronica    2 months ago
"Nobody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have,

I actually agree - he has shown then how they should not act & behave.  

 
 
 
Hallux
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4  Hallux    2 months ago

         "Nobody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have," Trump said ...

No Donald, what you actually did was oversee a rapid rise in secularism brought on in large part by your mendacious hypocrisy.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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5  TᵢG    2 months ago

It is funny, is it not, that Trump seems to operate on a very simple 'nobody has done/seen' model:

Nobody has done [insert bullshit here] before better than him.

Nobody has seen anything like this

Nobody else has done this

Nobody could do this

This narcissist is beyond obnoxious.

 
 
 
JBB
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5.1  JBB  replied to  TᵢG @5    2 months ago

Narcissism is not an everyday mental disorder like depression or harboring delusions. It is a full blown personality disorder that is dangerous to others...

 
 
 
Gordy327
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5.2  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @5    2 months ago
This narcissist is beyond obnoxious.

It's "tremendous," is it not? jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
devangelical
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5.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @5.2    2 months ago

... everyone says they've never seen anything like it before.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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5.2.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Gordy327 @5.2    2 months ago
It's "tremendous," is it not?

'Bigley' springs to mind.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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5.2.3  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @5.2.1    2 months ago
everyone says they've never seen anything like it before.

[In my best Trump voice] Nobody does narcissism better than me! Nobody. Nobody could do it. My narcissism is just tremendous. I have the best narcissism.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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5.2.4  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Gordy327 @5.2.3    2 months ago

How fabulous would it be if he actually said that?  It would have been the only true thing he's ever said.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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5.2.5  Gordy327  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.2.4    2 months ago
How fabulous would it be if he actually said that? 

At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if he actually did say that.

 
 
 
JBB
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7  JBB    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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7.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JBB @7    2 months ago

He fits right in to that group, doesn't he...

 
 
 
JBB
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7.1.1  JBB  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7.1    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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7.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JBB @7.1.1    2 months ago

Her screen name is probably gummy boar.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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8  Thrawn 31    2 months ago

Lol, I LOVE this. Donald Trump is Christianity personified, he is dead on with this message.

He is an abusive asshole who never delivers on any promises, always asks for more from his followers and chastises them when they can’t/don’t deliver, constantly babbles about how awesome he is and how he has never done a wrong thing ever (it’s always someone else), knows everything, is the best at everything(could make Lebron his bitch but doesn’t because that is how nice he is), and fuck you if you don’t buy into this. I mean, isn’t that the Judeo-Christian god as a person?

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1  Veronica  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8    2 months ago
isn’t that the Judeo-Christian god as a person

In a nutshell.

 
 
 
Ender
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9  Ender    2 months ago

Good. Let the morons worship their false god. Just shows what fools they actually are.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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10  bbl-1    2 months ago

Uh-----------I can not believe it--------I-----for once----totally agree with 'The dweller in Mar-a-Lago---------who has conclusively proven beyond a shadow of a doubt the 'new christianity' is deceitful, fraught with lies and depends on it's existence by the grift.  Damn.

Holy crackers.

 
 
 
Kavika
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11  Kavika     2 months ago

If Delusional Don is the best thing to happen to Christianity, Christians are in a world of shit.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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11.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @11    2 months ago
If Delusional Don is the best thing to happen to Christianity, Christians are in a world of shit.

Too funny!!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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12  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Trump is giving interviews three or four times a week now. 

When will we reach the point when he is "back"?

He told an interviewer today that he is not worried about Ron DeSantis as 2024 competition. Why would he be? If De Santis runs against Trump,  Trump will destroy DeSantis with lies, nonsense and fake news the same way he destroyed the 15 opponents he had in the Republican Party in 2016.  De Santis shouldnt even bother. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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12.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @12    2 months ago
If De Santis runs against Trump,  Trump will destroy DeSantis with lies, nonsense and fake news

Yep, that is Trump's go-to weapon.  But keep in mind that Trump and DeSantis have been thick as thieves for a while now.  I would imagine that they both have truer than not damaging info on each other. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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13  XXJefferson51    2 months ago

Trump some the truth in that interview.  He did a lot to advance the cause of religious liberty in America and around the world as our great President.  

 
 
 
bbl-1
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13.1  bbl-1  replied to  XXJefferson51 @13    2 months ago

Religious liberty?  What is that?  Or more importantly, what is it not?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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13.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  XXJefferson51 @13    2 months ago
 He did a lot to advance the cause of religious liberty in America and around the world as our great President.  

Link, please.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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13.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @13.2    2 months ago

Do you really think you're going to get one?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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13.2.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @13.2.1    2 months ago
Do you really think you're going to get one?

Of course not.  If I thought he could have provided one, especially one that's valid and verifiable, I wouldn't have asked for it. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.3  devangelical  replied to  XXJefferson51 @13    2 months ago

trump represents hypocritical values of the teavangelical cult perfectly.

 
 
 
cjcold
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13.4  cjcold  replied to  XXJefferson51 @13    2 months ago

So does religious liberty include the "Inquisition"?

Pretty sure it takes slapping down far right wing fascists to keep that from happening again.

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.4.1  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @13.4    2 months ago

if the dominionist republican shit ever hits the fan, thumpers will be the low hanging fruit, and easy pickins'...

 
 
 
JBB
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14  JBB    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
Veronica
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14.1  Veronica  replied to  JBB @14    2 months ago

Perfect.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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15  MrFrost    2 months ago

"Two Corinthians walk into a bar..."

Trump was unable to recite from memory even ONE bible verse. But he thinks he helped? He showed Christians exactly what NOT to act like.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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16  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

trmp is no Christian and even he knows it. Why do you think he became a Republican? Because the Christians who follow him are the same people who give all their money to people like Kenneth Copeland. The white evangelicals in this country harbored resentment towards Obama and his supposed Muslim religion. Those people never accepted that he was a Christian.

Then comes trmp spouting the things they've been wanting to say and he gives them carte blanche to do just that. No wonder they bought his schtick.

I personally would like to know which church trmp regularly tithes to and how many abortions he's paid for

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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16.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @16    2 months ago
I personally would like to know which church trump regularly tithes to and how many abortions he's paid for.

From a 2019 Huffpost article:

And as Trump’s former pastor noted, in any case, the president can’t exactly speak with much authority on the subject.

Pastor David Lewicki responded to Trump’s tweet on Tuesday morning, explaining how he served as a pastor at New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church for about five years in the mid-aughts.

Despite being on the member rolls, Trump never showed. Not to Bible study ― and not even to a service, according to Lewicki.

“I assure you, he had the ‘option’ to come to Bible study. He never ‘opted’ in,” Lewicki wrote. “Nor did he ever actually enter the church doors. Not one time.”

The pastor then followed up with a pointed quote attributed to Irish political figure Edmund Burke: “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.”

At one point, the president did attend Marble. The Trump family migrated to the Manhattan church from a Presbyterian establishment near their home in Queens during the 1960s, when Marble was led by the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale. The president’s father was a particular fan of Peale, a famous minister who authored The Power of Positive Thinking. (Peale’s son, though,  is no fan of Trump .)

On the campaign trail, Trump spoke about his religious upbringing and even name-checked Marble, where he married his first wife.

In a rare move, though, the church issued a statement clarifying that Trump was not an “active” member.

After his tweet received a bit more attention than expected, Lewicki told HuffPost that he just meant to point out the president’s religious track record ― or lack thereof.

“He was not an active and visible member of the church, no,” the pastor confirmed.

Had he tithed to either one of the above mentioned churches, I doubt they would have been so vocal regarding his attendance record.  As for the second part of your comment, a man known for paying off mutiple women with whom he had multiple affairs, I doubt we will ever know the extent of whether or not those affairs resulted in egg fertilization.  The chance that at least a few of them did, is astronomically high.   

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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16.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @16.1    2 months ago

Thanks for the find. Tells me a lot

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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16.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @16.1    2 months ago

He won't attend anything that he can't make it all about himself.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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16.1.3  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @16.1.2    2 months ago
He won't attend anything that he can't make it all about himself.

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Paula Bartholomew
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16.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @16.1.3    2 months ago

I am not sure how to interpret your response.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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17  Dismayed Patriot    2 months ago
It's not clear what Trump meant by saying that the Biden administration cheated on organized religion.

Well obviously it was when the Biden administration was caught sleeping with Stormy Islam while his third wife Malignant Christianity was home raising their newborn doctrine but was found out when the scheme to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep Stormy Islam quiet was exposed...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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17.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @17    2 months ago

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Paula Bartholomew
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17.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @17    2 months ago

Thank god (pardon the pun) I was not drinking anything when I read your comment.

 
 
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