Donald Trump’s reelection campaign continues to flail about aimlessly in search of a narrative. With a country devastated by COVID-19 due to his own incompetence, a deeply damaged economy, and no meaningful accomplishments from the past four years to run on, he’s been reduced to hurling milquetoast insults and blatantly untrue accusations at presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The most common attack from Trump and his MAGA minions is that Biden is a “radical leftist” who wants to destroy America. It’s such a cartoonish characterization of the man, such a gross misrepresentation of his love for this country and the people who live in it, that it’s unlikely to find purchase with anyone beyond the most unhinged, paranoid Fox News viewers.
Trump simply can’t attack Biden on the issues so he’s forced to say ludicrous things. Today, he landed on his most bizarre smear yet. While delivering remarks in Cleveland, Ohio the president attempted what can only be interpreted as a desperate bid to incite the Evangelical voters that propelled him to the White House in 2016.
“He’s going to do things that nobody ever would ever think even possible because he’s following the radical left agenda. Take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion. No anything. Hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy,” Trump ranted.
That’s right. Trump wants his supporters to believe that Joe Biden, a devout lifelong Catholic, is going to “hurt” God. How exactly Trump thinks the former vice president is going to inflict damage on an omnipotent being was left unexplained. How exactly he will hurt the Bible, short of some mass roundup and book burning, was also left unexplored.
In addition to being a truly insane line of attack, it’s deeply hypocritical. Biden has talked all his life about how important his faith is to him. Trump started pretending to believe in God when he ran for president as a Republican and needed Christian votes. Anyone who falls for this gambit should be ashamed.
Trump just said that Joe Biden will "hurt the Bible, hurt God" if elected, so I'm just going to leave this right here. pic.twitter.com/mRPMMcqdQZ
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 6, 2020
The Bible (Gal 5:22) says these qualities are proof of a spirit-filled life ("fruit of the spirit"):
Nobody can truthfully use these words to describe Trump's character. I'm a Christian for #JoeBIden.
— JeezOPete (@doodledeedub) August 6, 2020
Joe Biden is a tool of the Left who can hurt God. That must mean the Left is like WOW!!!!
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 6, 2020
So according to Trump, Joe Biden is both cognitively not there, and also will hurt our all powerful omnipotent God?
Trump's nonsense stopped making sense.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) August 6, 2020
Trump’s loony attack on Biden’s agenda in OH just now:
“no religion, no anything
“hurt the bible, hurt God
“he’s against God”
(Biden is a practicing Catholic. Trump does not appear to practice any religious faith)
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 6, 2020
Which image do you think hurts God?
The image of Joe Biden praying in a Church or the image of Trump☠️ using the Bible & Church as props, after gassing and beating Peaceful Protestors for his photo op? pic.twitter.com/C7VKuN5TDq
— Love ❤️ Hope 🙏🏻 Light ☀️ (@American4Love) August 6, 2020
How the heck would a mere human hurt an almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth? Fake Christians?
A completely deranged Trump claims Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected president pic.twitter.com/pXflCTPb5u
— vlh (@coton_luver) August 6, 2020
if joe biden can hurt god then i think that's more an issue with god https://t.co/szxegRFabk
— mark glick (@anxietymachine) August 6, 2020
A president powerful enough to hurt God? He’s got my vote. https://t.co/yYwlWcbTQs
— The Mauranomicon (@Cthulhu_Chick) August 6, 2020
Actual Christians don’t go around talking about people “hurting God.” If God can be hurt by a septuagenarian left of center fellow who, according to Fox News, is senile then perhaps we need to find some new gods. https://t.co/67YcNp1Uzk
— Robert Hendrickson (@FrRHendrickson) August 6, 2020
Man who cheated on all his wives and paid off porn stars is talking about disrespecting the bible.
Oh boy, Trump is such a trash person.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) August 6, 2020
Biden is a devout Catholic, while Trump is the living embodiment of everything the Biblical Christ preached against. Tell me again who is "against God?"
— Vote Blue No Matter Who (@whitepatrick) August 6, 2020
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