“The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!”
Donald Trump Tweet
“President Trump’s claim that the Democratic National Convention omitted the phrase ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance is misleading, according to Associated Press, Snopes, PolitiFact and Lead Stories. While the phrase was omitted from at least two recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance at individual caucus meetings during the DNC, the phrase was included during every recitation of the pledge before each night’s events.”
This is a typical Trump tweet, in that he lied outrageously and pandered to white evangelicals.
According to the Associated Press, Snopes, PolitiFact, CNN and every other news outlet, and not to mention the millions who saw the Democratic National Convention, the phrase “Under God” was not omitted from the recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Although as a constitutional purist and strong believer in the separation of church and state, I wish it would have been omitted. Our democracy would be on a stronger footing if there weren’t so many hypocritical evangelical politicians invoking the name of God while they enact laws that benefit the wealthy and powerful, and harm the poor and disenfranchised.
In his toxic tweet Trump makes an explicit appeal for the votes of evangelical Christians, and the fact that he lied about the Democrats removing the phrase “Under God” from the pledge of allegiance, won’t diminish the love that they have for their false messiah. After all Trump has lied thousands of times during his tenure, and evangelicals consider his pathological deceit a charming and adorable quirk.
Trump can tell thousands of lies, cage undocumented children in cages, hold the Bible upside down in a photo-op and even kill someone in broad daylight on 5th avenue, and white evangelicals will still consider him the Second Coming of Christ.
White evangelicals are so obsessed with abortion and homosexuality that they are willfully blind to the sins of their sociopath messiah. Evangelicals have given Trump a dispensation to break the Ten Commandments every day, and twice on Sunday, as long as he continues to appoint pro-life judges and discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Remember evangelical Christians, indeed. For the love of God, I beseech voters to remember the godawful and loathsome evangelical Christians and their amoral false messiah. End the threat to true Christianity and democracy and kick Trump and his evangelical enablers to the curb this November.