The Mad King Rants: Speaking with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Donald Trump claims that if Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election, “religion will be gone.”
The Economic Times reports:
President Donald Trump assailed likely opponent Joe Biden as “not competent” to lead the country, speaking as polls over the weekend showed deepening voter disenchantment with his own handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump made several unfounded or highly speculative accusations against the former Vice President, saying he would “triple your taxes” and “defund the police.”
He added, “Religion will be gone,” referring to Democratic officials banning large church services to stem the virus spread.
On the presidential election, Trump cast several aspersions on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s mental fitness, including: “Joe doesn’t know he’s alive, OK? Do the American people want that?” And if Biden wins, Trump claimed, “Religion will be gone.”
“Religion will be gone” — Trump offers some absurd fear-mongering about what will happen if Biden is elected pic.twitter.com/xIVECroUHd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2020
After insisting that “religion will be gone” if Trump is elected, Fox News host Wallace asked:
When you say religion is gonna be gone, what does that mean?
Look at what they’re doing to the churches! They won’t let the churches even open if they want to stand in a field six feet apart. We’ve had churches that wanted to stand in fields six feet apart.
As one might imagine, Trump was roasted for his ridiculous claim. Many observers pointed out that Biden is a practicing Catholic who frequently attends services, unlike Trump, who only seems to care about getting near a church for publicity reasons.
The following is a sample of reactions to Trump’s claim via twitter:
Today Trump said that if Biden wins all religion will be gone in America.
Sounds great! And taco trucks on every corner!
— God (@thegoodgodabove) July 19, 2020
1. Biden is more religious than Trump. That should be irrelevant.
2. What should “be gone” is government support (financial and otherwise) of religion. Biden is unlikely to be great on this, but likely better than Trump.
A religion that needs government support is a “bad one.” https://t.co/R1ySNzEbwS
— Andrew L. Seidel (@AndrewLSeidel) July 19, 2020
Trump said that if Biden wins all “Religion will be gone” in America.
please make this desperate ,pathetic statement make sense
— Henry(Joe Biden will heal America) Djoutsa (@D_jeneration) July 19, 2020
Bottom line: Speaking with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Donald Trump makes the ridiculous claim that if Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election, “religion will be gone.”