Easter is a holy day of rebirth and renewal befitting of its remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian tradition and of its derivation from the pre-Christian pagan festivals devoted to the earth’s own renewal with the arrival of spring.
Celebrated around the world as the end of the Lenten period of fasting and self-sacrifice, it is marked by sumptuous feasts and family gatherings and is one of the most sacred holidays in Christianity.
Somehow Donald Trump didn’t get that message, judging from the Easter greeting he issued by press release today since he is still banned from most of the most prominent social media platforms.
It starts off innocuously and ecumenically enough: “Happy Easter to ALL,” Trump’s statement screams inclusively.
It’s the section after the comma that has raised the hackles of Christians and non-Christians alike, as Trump completely undercuts any goodwill he may have earned by the inclusivity of his Easter wishes with yet another false claim of that his loss in last November’s presidential contest was the result of a rigged and stolen election.
Twitter denizens, particularly those whom the disgraced ex-president has so artfully tarred and feathered as “Radical Left CRAZIES,” took to the platform to assail Trump for his blasphemous distortion of the true meaning of Christiandom’s holiest of days.
It's an enduring good joke that Donald Trump has zero understanding of Christian faith – and that if he ever did understand it, he would 100% oppose and reject it.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) April 4, 2021
Jesus couldn’t have said it any better:
“Happy Easter to ALL, including the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and want to destroy our Country!” pic.twitter.com/t7RDIbCoWm
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 4, 2021
Yes. Stop giving him a spotlight. Ignore him so he will go away. So tired of his antics. He will do anything to get air time or attention, just like a toddler dies. Read Mary Trumps book to see why he stopped growing & developing around age 2. He needs professional help.
— GailLaughingwolf (@GailLaughingwo1) April 4, 2021
I don't think so. The point in kicking him off platforms is so he can't misuse the platform to incite the lunatic fringe. Laughing at him on this platform is something else altogether.
— Ursula Faw (@ursulafaw56) April 4, 2021
That was a great comment!!!
— Beth Till (@beth_till) April 4, 2021
No but he did say, "“The teachers of religious law & the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach." -Matthew 23
— EyeAm: 'Meaning'; aka, 'Milieu', or simply, 'M'? (@iamtjoseph) April 4, 2021
One can only hope that Trump’s political career will not rise again from the grave as no redemption for his hateful tenure is possible at this point without the penance of a long prison sentence to pay for his sins.
Each day fewer and fewer people care what he has to say, so perhaps he could avoid digging himself into a deeper and deeper level of a hellish afterlife by simply keeping his mouth appropriately shut as other past presidents have had the decency to do.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.