While everyone around him recited the Apostles’ Creed as part of the funeral service for George H. W. Bush, Donald Trump remained stone-faced, with his program in hand and arms crossed.
The man who many Evangelical Christians think was installed into the White House not through the help of Russians but by divine intervention, couldn’t even fake his phony religiosity.
The man who during the presidential campaign outrageously claimed the Bible was his favorite book in an effort to convince Evangelical Christians that he would be a better choice for president than the laundry list of other potential Republican candidates, couldn’t even show respect for religion.
Yes, Trump had every right to remain silent but why put your hypocrisy on full display?
What Trump did was the equivalent of NFL players refusing to stand for the National Anthem … what staunch conservatives see as a total disrespect for the flag and our military. So where is the outrage from the religious right, or Fox, for Trump’s show of contempt for the faithful?
It should be noted that the man standing next to Trump, President Obama, who he called a Muslim from Kenya, not only recited the Creed but also seemed to do so from memory.
Perhaps, as some are speculating, Trump’s refusal to recite the Apostles’ Creed wasn’t so much a show of disrespect but proof that he cannot read?
Or as others have surmised, Trump thought the recitation was homage to Apollo Creed, never one of his favorite boxers.
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