In 2016 Trump got 81% of the white evangelical Christian vote. A recent poll shows that 82% plan to vote for him this time. With that much support from Christians it would have to stand to reason that Trump must be a very religious righteous person… right? LOL, of course not. Trump has consistently stomped on Christian values.
I was curious to see just how many of the 10 Commandments Trump has held himself to. Let’s take a look:
“You shall have no other gods before Me.”
According to the website Life, Hope & Truth, “You shall have no other gods before Me” means we must put God first in our lives. He is more important than anyone or anything else.
How many times has Trump decided to go golfing rather than go to church? He’s spent at least 137 million dollars of tax payer money golfing in fact. Even Donald’s own niece Mary states in her book: “The only time Donald went to church was when the cameras were there. It’s mind boggling. But that’s all about his base. He has no principles. None!”
Of course, perhaps going to church isn’t as important as just following the wisdom of God. So we’ll see how many of the other commandments Trump managed to follow. In the meantime, I’m going to classify this one as broken.
“You shall not make idols.”
This one always seemed odd to me, because I feel like it’s broken by every Christian church in the world. Again, using my source of Life, Hope & Truth we learn: We are not to use statues, pictures, jewelry or anything else to represent God or as a physical aid in worshipping Him.
Going to any church, you’ll see crosses, crucifixes, murals, etc. I’m sure there’s many loopholes/explanations on why this is okay. But to me it seems like an obvious choice of blasphemy. To be fair to Trump, not only would he broken this commandment, so would almost every Christian in my eyes. By the way, even Life Hope & Truth doesn’t use the cross for this reason.
Speaking of statues, Trump seems pretty set on having statues up to represent many past political figures. He even put an ad out saying he would protect the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, which is so silly for so many reasons that I can’t even start to go into right now.
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.”
Here’s a quote from a Trump speech in 2019:
“They’ll be hit so g–damn hard,” while bragging about bombing Islamic State militants. And Trump recounting his warning to a wealthy businessman: “If you don’t support me, you’re going to be so g–damn poor.”
I found this in about two second with a simple Google search, there’s probably many more examples. Search at your own free will if you wish, but this is obviously already broken and does not require further research to prove the point further.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
This is another one that has probably been broken by many, including every president. Imagine if a president just decided not work on Sundays… although some argue he hardly works at all on any day.
If you want proof he’s not relaxing on a Sunday you could go back and look at all the golfing again, or just follow him on Twitter. On a recent Sunday he tweeted over 100 times ranting and raving, which isn’t even close to his record of 200. Does this sound like someone who is keeping the Sabbath day holy?
“Honor your father and your mother.”
I thought this is one category that Trump would do well in. Fred Trump excelled at Real Estate and Donald tried to follow in his footsteps. Fred was also once arrested at a KKK rally, so the family dedication to racism is a thing. However, if we go back to 1990, Donald attempted to trick his father into changing his will so it would favor the Donald over others. If this isn’t blatantly dishonoring your father, I don’t know what is.
“You shall not murder.”
If you only count the actual act of doing something like walking up to someone and shooting them, then Trump probably hasn’t actually murdered anyone, even though his lawyer stated in 2019 that he could.
However if you count ordering a hit on someone as murder, well, then Trump is guilty. Trump has ordered raids against suspected terrorists, killing them and bystanders. Of course, you can argue that killing someone that’s evil is fine and bystanders are just acceptable casualties. But, I’m pretty sure the bible would not make this distinction. And yes, every other president would be guilty of this too.
We could go a step further though. The president knew that rushing to reopen the country during a pandemic would kill many more people. But, he decided the stock market and the investments of billionaires were more important than human life.
How about the fact that he’s known about Russians paying the Taliban to kill American soldiers and has done nothing about it?
Want to go one step further? Life Hope & Truth quotes the bible: “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him”. Donald hated his brother, even choosing to go to the movies as he laid dying in a hospital.
“You shall not commit adultery.”
Oh c’mon, seriously? Do you really want to me to go into this one? Donald has cheated on all three of his wives, including Melania, while she was nursing his newborn child, with a porn star. You can read about it more here if you somehow don’t already know all this.
“You shall not steal.”
There’s probably a few examples we can use here. Trump as refused to pay for services after the fact time and again, stealing wages from American workers. And he’s still doing it. His campaign owes almost 2 million dollars to those who helped put on rallies that he just doesn’t feel like paying.
That’s not enough for you? How about how Trump stole money from kids with cancer through his charity? It’s so bad that Eric Trump cannot even legally run a charity anymore.
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
In other words, you shouldn’t lie.
And you know he lies. He lies every damn day. You might say, “Well all politicians lie,” but this is a whole other level (plus it still doesn’t make it okay). The Washington post says Trump has lied 18,000 times in 1,170 says. Forbes states that as of early April he was averaging telling 23.3 lies a day in 2020.
He lies so much it boggles the mind and it would it be too daunting to even to attempt to go over them.
“You shall not covet.”
Trump has coveted things from other countries, like their military parades. But let’s talk about coveting thy neighbor’s wife:
According to Michael Wolff, Trump would habitually attempt to have sexual affairs with his friend’s wives. He would also encourage his friends to cheat on their wives.
Yeah, pretty high class stuff.
It’s pretty amazing, the president has managed to break every commandment. Sad!
This is the person Christians hold up so high? But Biden, the guy who actually goes to church every Sunday, must be the evil one, right?