Wingnut: Trump is a Prophet, Critics the Pharisees

Wingnut: Trump is a Prophet, Critics the Pharisees November 24, 2019

A messianic rabbi (read: Christian evangelist) is the latest wingnut to compare Trump to Jesus himself. He also says that the Democrats and other Trump critics are the equivalent of the Pharisees in the gospels. The whole substance of his argument is that Jesus said things that made the establishment upset just like Trump does.

“If you were to take the gospel message and break it down to some of the things that Jesus said and put them in a tweet,” Walker said, “there are some things that Jesus said that would really absolutely send people over the edge, no different than Donald Trump standing up against the swamp, standing up against the establishment, and making these same statements.”

“It’s really no different than 2,000 years ago when Jesus was taking on the Pharisees and the establishment,” he added. “It parallels it in the exact same way.”

Walker said that the Democrats today “are the modern-day Pharisees and [Trump], in his own way, is a modern-day prophet, one who is willing to call sin sin, call evil evil, call wicked wicked, and this is something that has upset people in power for over 2,000 years.”

By that vague standard, virtually anyone could just as easily be compared to Jesus. The extent to which the Christian right has replaced Jesus with Trump as their primary object of worship is pretty astonishing. Call it Trumpianity.

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