Donald Trump’s attempts to convince the evangelical Christians who make up the Republican base that he really, really loves the Bible are really quite hilarious to watch. He declares his undying devotion to it but refuses to name a favorite verse because it’s “too personal.” Now he finally named a verse in an interview, kind of. The problem is, it doesn’t actually exist.
In an attempt to perhaps pander to conservative Christians who make up a sizable chunk of the GOP’s voting base, Republican candidate Donald Trump cited a verse from the Bible that apparently doesn’t exist.
“There’s so many things that you can learn from it (The Bible),” CNN reports Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network in an interview. “Proverbs, the chapter ‘never bend to envy.’ I’ve had that thing all of my life where people are bending to envy.”
CNN tried to find the Proverb that says “never bend to envy,” and came up short, and notes that while Trump has cited the Bible as his favorite book on numerous occasions, he’s never been able to quote an actual verse.
The word envy appears four times in the book of Proverbs; none of them say anything about bending or not bending to it. But even if it did exist, the lesson he claims to have learned from it is about other people envying him. I don’t care who you are, that’s freaking funny. And yet, a lot of CBN viewers will believe this bullshit.
During the CBN interview, Trump then compared the Bible to a good movie that gets better every time you see it, and said it is “special.”
“The Bible, is special. The Bible, the more you see it, the more you read it, the more incredible it is. I don’t like to use this analogy, but like a great movie, a great, incredible movie. You’ll see it once it will be good. You’ll see it again. You can see it 20 times and every time you’ll appreciate it more. The Bible is the most special thing.”
It’s the biggest, classiest holy book there is. And the Bibles he puts in the rooms at his hotels are gold-plated. But they were printed in Mexico, I’m sure.