Idiot-In-Chief: A deranged President Trump went on a wild rant earlier today, at one point claiming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would “hurt God” if elected president.
The Hill reports:
President Trump on Thursday claimed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, is “against God” as he levied a stream of attacks on his likely opponent in the November election.
Trump painted a grim picture of a Biden presidency during a rally-style speech to supporters on the tarmac of the Cleveland airport, claiming the former vice president would follow a radical agenda.
Speaking to supporters in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump declared:
(Joe Biden will) Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy.
President Trump slams Joe Biden: “He’s against God.” pic.twitter.com/bm1XEHo2XA
— The Hill (@thehill) August 6, 2020
Trump’s attacks are juvenile and ridiculous. Even more so because of the fact that Biden has made no effort to hide the fact that he is a practicing Catholic.
A spokesperson for the Biden campaign offered a statement to Mediaite on Trump’s remarks:
Joe Biden’s faith is at the core of who he is; he’s lived it with dignity his entire life, and it’s been a source of strength and comfort in times of extreme hardship. Donald Trump is the only president in our history to have tear-gassed peaceful Americans and thrown a priest out of his church just so he could profane it – and a Bible – for his own cynical optics as he sought to tear our nation apart at a moment of crisis and pain. And this comes just one day after Trump’s campaign abused a photo of Joe Biden praying in church to demean him, in one of the starkest expressions of weakness throughout this whole campaign.
On Twitter, Trump was roasted for his childish rant:
Trump on Biden: he’s against God, he’s against guns, he’s against energy. Trump is completely untethered to reality. https://t.co/d9tD7pVyCr
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) August 6, 2020
Trump says Joe Biden has the power to “hurt God.”
You’d be a fool not to vote for a guy with that kind of power!
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 6, 2020
trump: my opponent is super weak
also trump: my opponent can “hurt God”https://t.co/MRdk3U8czm
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 6, 2020
So there really are no Republicans who have a problem with this? None. Hey @marcorubio, you’re always quoting the Bible. Can a politician “hurt the Bible”? And how do you “hurt God”? @LindseyGrahamSC, you support a guy who says Biden is “against God”? For God’s sake…. https://t.co/WKkeY9oN4l
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 6, 2020
We’ve moved into the Biden is against god part of Trump campaign programming �
— Amy Siskind �️� (@Amy_Siskind) August 6, 2020
There is perhaps no better possible encapsulation of the American Right’s descent into fascistic, nationalist, white-identity, apocalyptic evangelical nonsense than a deranged president claiming his opponent will “Hurt the Bible, hurt God” and is “against God and guns.” https://t.co/QYsWn1Bn6w
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) August 6, 2020
Bottom line: A deranged President Trump went on a wild rant earlier today, at one point claiming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would “hurt God” if elected president.