On Twitter, Trump and “Christianity” Are Mostly Strangers, “Jesus” Is Barely Mentioned

When the Evangelical Christian magazine Christianity Today published a scathing editorial making clear the moral imperative of removing President Trump from office, the President responded with his usual un-Christian temper and name calling. On Twitter, of course.

He worked himself into such a frothing lather that he could not even get the initials of the magazine right.

I was curious as to how often Trump talked about “Christianity,” using that word, previously. This was easy to do. There is a searchable Trump Twitter archive accessing every tweet he has ever made. One need only type in the word “Christianity” to see every reference use of the word in Trump’s entire history on Twitter.

Prior to the two uses above, Trump used the word “Christianity” a grand total of . . . three times.

Yes, three. In those he was generally pledging to himself, personally, “save Christianity.” I’m not sure from what. I really thought Christ was supposed to be the savior, not the President. Here’s an example.

I was curious how often the three times Trump used the term “Christianity” compared with other words or phrases. I found the following results.

  • 15 times for “fuck,” fucking” or “fucked.”

I think you can see where this supposed Christian’s priorities are.

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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