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Marjorie Taylor Greene compares Trump to Jesus at Las Vegas rally | Marjorie Taylor Greene | The Guardian

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one month ago  •  42 comments

By:   the Guardian

Marjorie Taylor Greene compares Trump to Jesus at Las Vegas rally | Marjorie Taylor Greene | The Guardian
Republican extremist tells crowd 'The man that I worship is also a convicted felon'

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Republican extremist tells crowd 'The man that I worship is also a convicted felon'

Donald Trump has been compared to Jesus Christ by the far-right Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene at a campaign rally for the former president in Las Vegas, a city more renowned for evoking images of gambling than biblical scenes.

Greene, who makes frequent references to her Christian faith, cited Trump's supposed Christ-like qualities to challenge the Democrats' efforts to capitalise on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's status as a convicted felon following his recent conviction in a case involving hush money paid to an adult film actor and falsified business records in a New York court.

"The Democrats and the fake news media want to constantly talk about 'President Trump is a convicted felon'," she told a crowd that waited in soaring early-summer temperatures. "Well, you want to know something? The man that I worship is also a convicted felon. And he was murdered on a Roman cross."

In some parts of the political ecosphere, Greene's comparison did not go over well.

"Did Jesus pay off a pornstar and cover it up," read one comment on X left below a clip of Greene's remarks on Sunday.

California's Democratic congressman Adam Schiff sarcastically added: "Definitely not a cult."

It is not the first time Greene has drawn parallels between Trump and Christ - whom Christians consider to be the messiah and son of God - as well as other historical martyr figures.

When he was arrested in New York on corruption charges in April last year, she likened Trump to Jesus and Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa's first post-apartheid president after being jailed for 27 years by the racist regime.

"Trump is joining some of the most incredible people in history being arrested today. Nelson Mandela was arrested, served time in prison. Jesus was arrested and murdered by the Roman government," she told the Right Side Broadcast Network.

"There have been many people throughout history that have been arrested and persecuted by radical, corrupt governments … I just can't believe it's happening, but I'll always support him. He's done nothing wrong."

Comparisons with Christ have also been pushed by Trump himself as he has sought to exploit his popularity among white evangelical Christians - and despite apparently struggling to identify his favourite passage from the Bible.

When he went on trial in a civil case over business fraud last year, supporters circulated an image depicting him sitting in the courtroom alongside a Christ-like figure.

Trump, in turn, disseminated the faux sketch on his Truth Social site, writing: "This is the most accurate court sketch of all time. Because no one could have made it this far alone."

He has pressed matters further in his fundraising appeals, invoking a metaphor of himself as a saviour in a headline on his campaign website reading: "They're not after me. They're after you. I'm just standing in the way."

One of Trump's celebrity supporters, the Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, has also stressed the messianic theme, citing the Book of Joshua and the New Testament to assert that the ex-president "has been targeted for his information that can knock down the corrupt swamp".

Voight added: "The one man that was ridiculed, destroyed as Jesus, Trump, can come back and save the American dream for all."

Trump's personal allusions to Christ are a marked contrast to the messaging of Joe Biden, who has frequently told voters to refrain from comparing Biden with the Almighty, but rather to compare him with the alternative in Trump.


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

the guy that bought her crossfit gym went out of business because he failed to realize she was the most popular piece of workout equipment in the place...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago

jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif everybody rode that train

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

you guys....

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.2    one month ago

choo choo

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

all aboard the maga express...

 
 
 
devangelical
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2  devangelical    one month ago

mtg is the new face of the maga brain trust...

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  devangelical @2    one month ago

original Her and Don Cheeto Snoreleone

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @2.1    one month ago

Excellent!  lol

 
 
 
MrFrost
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3  MrFrost    one month ago

512

MTG Jesus. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  MrFrost @3    one month ago

his dad didn't forgive him or give him a second chance when he turned socialist...

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  devangelical @3.1    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @3.1.1    one month ago

Although the steaming POS has absolutely no redeeming qualities, I don't believe that quote is true.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.2    one month ago

what she allegedly said is TRUE though of course

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4  Trout Giggles    one month ago

Hmmm...Jesus didn't lie, cheat people, insulted people and actually called for us to love our neighbors.

Does trmp sound like Jesus?

 
 
 
evilone
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4.1  evilone  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    one month ago
Does trmp sound like Jesus?

He does sound a little like the Jesus of the Prosperity Gospels.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilone @4.1    one month ago

Yeah, that guy...but he's a charactature* of the Bible Jesus

* I can't spell that damn word and spell check is no help

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.1    one month ago

caricature

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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4.1.3  afrayedknot  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.2    one month ago

…characterless…

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.2    one month ago

thank you

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1.6  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.1    one month ago

charcuterie

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Krishna @4.1.6    one month ago

ok that was funny and now I'm hungry

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  afrayedknot @4.1.3    one month ago

that too

lol

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.7    one month ago

yes

LOLOL

me too

everyone is pretty cute this morning

I need your cat puking thingie though - with these comparisons of #34 to Jesus by the batshit crazy gqp

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.9    one month ago

Do you know how to use the gallery to embed an image?

Puking cat should be in the gallery384

Right click on the image and Save Image is JPEG and save it in My Pictures on your Desktop

that should work but my instructions are dubious at best

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.11  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.10    one month ago

Bless your heart darling!  Thank you so much!  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.12  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.10    one month ago

I'm dumb when it comes to this laptop, it can be done, sometimes I just don't feel like taking the time depending.  It was so easy with the desktop I used to have.  

But even this not tech savvy person should be able to figure it out.

Thanks again hon

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.2  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    one month ago

maga geezus...

 
 
 
JBB
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4.2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  devangelical @4.2    one month ago

Cheezus Christ...

original

 
 
 
Tacos!
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6  Tacos!    one month ago

Wouldn’t it be amazing if he picked MTG as his VP?

 
 
 
MrFrost
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6.1  MrFrost  replied to  Tacos! @6    one month ago

Wouldn’t it be amazing if he picked MTG as his VP?

Ending his campaign or picking MTG....same thing. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @6    one month ago

She would be his Caribou Barbie*

*this is terrible I can't remember that Wasilla Woman's name

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2    one month ago

good thing - pit bull palin

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.1    one month ago

THANK_YOU!

Sarah Palin. How could I forget that name?

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.2    one month ago

try some word association to jump start your memory, like skanky the wonder tramp, or wasilla witch...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @6.2.3    one month ago

'skanky he wonder tramp' lol - I think large marge took her place

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.2    one month ago

some things are best forgotten?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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7  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

I don’t believe Jesus ever existed, even as a delusional street preacher, but it would be pretty hilarious if he did and was just like Trump.  What if heaven were real and the first person there to greet you is Jesus, and he acts exactly like Trump?  Luckily I can say that (and much worse things about Jesus) without being hit by a lightning bolt because Jesus is not a real thing.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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7.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @7    one month ago

I'm turning around and taking the elevator straight down

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

IMO MTG doesn't belong in an institution, the people who voted for her do.  It's too bad the Catskill Mountain Resort Borsht Belt Entertainment is no more - cause MTG would have been a real hit as a stand-up comedienne.  She'd of had those Catskill Resort audiences rolling with laughter with her Jewish Laser jokes. 

Wherefore art thou, Jenny Grossinger?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9  Gsquared    one month ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene - the Republican thought leader. 

Yes, she really is the best they have to offer.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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9.1  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @9    one month ago

[] anymore than intelligent folks would believe AOC is the best the Democrats can do.

 
 

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