My book, Bible Predicts Trump Fall, is a collection of about 200 blog posts I wrote of President Trump’s 2015-16 presidential campaign and his entire presidency while it was happening. A few are about his main attack mode against people, which is to call them “losers.”
When then president Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, I blogged on November 29, 2020, about Trump claiming the election was fraudulent and that he really won, which he is still doing two years later. Here are some paragraphs from that post, entitled “Trump and Jesus on Being a Loser,” which are in the book:
“So, President Donald Trump refuses to do the traditional and just thing in U.S. presidential elections by conceding defeat to the obvious winner, Joe Biden. I reported November 12th that Barbara Res, the lead construction executive who built Trump Tower, says Donald can’t admit losing. Moreover, we have seen him as president call various political opponents, or merely people who disagree with him, ‘a loser.’
“For years, Jack O’Donnell managed Donald Trump’s main casino in Atlantic City—Trump Plaza. The New York Times reported Friday an interview it had with O’Donnell. He said of Trump, ‘The first thing he calls someone who has wronged him is ‘a loser.’ That’s his main attack word. The worst thing in his world would be a loser. To avoid being called ‘a loser,’ he will do or say anything.'”
This hypocritical judging of others is what Jesus condemned in his Sermon on the Mount when he said, “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make, you will be judged” (Matt. 7.1-2 NRSV). Applying this to Trump, he kept judging people as “losers” all his life, and now he’s the biggest loser of all by refusing to admit he lost.
Then I wrote in that blog post about what Jesus said about being a loser, “‘Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it’ (Matthew 10.39; cf. Mark 8.35; Luke 9.24; 17.33). He also said, ‘many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. . . . So the last will be first, and the first will be last’ (Matthew 19.30; 20.16; cf. Mark 10.31; Luke 13.30).”
Winning or losing is about finishing first or last. Of course, Jesus was contrasting the world’s view of winning and losing compared to heaven’s view, which is the opposite. But refusing to admit defeat is being the worst loser of all, and that’s what Donald Trump is doing, further proving Jesus right when he said, “with the judgment you make you will be judged.”