“Let’s Make America Pray Again”: Yours for , Donald Trump’s Official Bible
“Let’s Make America Pray Again”: Yours for , Donald Trump’s Official Bible

Donald Trump, fresh off a near-miraculous court ruling reducing the nearly half billion in bonds he owes to $175 million, is now throwing Bibles at Truth Social.

The former president, who has previously compared himself to Jesus Christ, took his image in the Bible’s “God Bless the USA,” a special version of the Good Book inspired by Lee Greenwood’s patriotic tune of the same name.

Mr Trump held up the brown leather tome – right side up this time – in an ad he shared on his Truth Social account on Tuesday.

“Happy Holy Week! Let’s make America pray again. As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I encourage you to pick up a copy of the USA Bible, God Bless,” Mr. Trump wrote.

According to the website of the supplier to which Mr. Trump is linked, the $60 Bible features “easy-to-read, large print” and its main selling point is that it can be picked up and moved, a common feature not only for Bibles, but most books.

“Easy to read, with large print and a slim design, this Bible invites you to explore God’s Word anywhere, anytime,” the website says. “This large print Bible will be perfect for bringing to church, Bible study, work, travel, etc.”

Mr. Trump’s favorite Bible also includes Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” chorus, as well as the text of the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the Pledge of Allegiance, making it a handy collection for those who are tired of separating their church from their state.

Trump was accused of using the Bible as a prop during his bizarre trip to a vandalized Washington church during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.

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Mr. Trump has experienced Bible-related controversies before. In June 2020, during the Black Lives Matter protests, he and several aides went to St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.—which had suffered some vandalism—after police cleared mostly peaceful demonstrators in nearby Lafayette Square for riot control using tear gas.

When Mr. Trump and his team arrived, the then-president stood in silence for a while with a Bible. Asked if it was his Bible, he said only that it was a “Bible.” It was later speculated that he held the book upside down. Several detractors — including his ecclesiastical successor as president, Joe Biden — accused him of using the book as a prop.

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In 2015, before he became president, he was asked what his favorite book was, and he stated that the Bible surpassed his The art of the deal. But repeatedly asked to quote a verse or talk about a passage that was meaningful to him, he struggled to come up with examples, saying instead, “I wouldn’t want to go into that. Because for me it’s very personal.”

In his post on Tuesday, Mr Trump included a more than three-minute video in which he talked about the need for Christianity and prayer to “return” to the US, despite more than 60 per cent of Americans – and 88 per cent of Congress – saying that they belong to some form of Christianity.

“Religion and Christianity are the biggest things that this country is missing and I really believe that we need to bring them back to us, I believe that’s one of the biggest problems that we have, that’s why our country is falling apart, we have lost religion in our country,” Mr Trump said. “All Americans need a Bible in their home and I have many, it is my favorite book. It is a favorite book of many people.’

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He also didn’t let the opportunity for a little faith-based fear-mongering slip by, claiming that “Christians are under siege.”

“Our founding fathers did a tremendous thing when they built America on Judeo-Christian values, now that foundation is under attack, perhaps like never before,” Mr. Trump said. “What can we do? Stand up, speak up and pray that God will bless America again. I am proud to endorse and encourage you to get this Bible. We need to make America pray again.”

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Many conservative Christians may be wondering if their current Bibles are acceptable in Mr. Trump’s eyes, but the website states that the God Bless the USA Bible is the only Bible endorsed by the former president, even though he claims he has “ a lot’.

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