Trump Shows Off Bible Gifted by Mother in Effort to Woo Evangelicals

Trump-compressedJust days before the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed off the Bible gifted to him by his mother in an effort to win evangelical votes.

“I really appreciate the support given to me by the evangelicals,” Trump states in the video entitled “Trump: Christian values,” released on Saturday. “They’ve been incredible. Every poll says how well I’m doing with them.”

He then lifts his Bible as a prop to show viewers, opening it to reveal the writing inside the cover.

“My mother gave me this Bible—this very Bible—many years ago,” he says, noting that his mother had written in the front. “She wrote my name and my address, and it’s just very special to me.”

“And again, I want to thank the evangelicals,” Trump closes. “I will never let you down.”

Last September, Trump brought the same Bible to the Values Voters Summit, hosted by Family Research Council in Washington.

“I brought my Bible. You know, it’s the First Presbyterian Church, Jamaica (Queens) and this was written by my mother, with my name, with my address, with everything,” he told those gathered. “I saw this and I had to bring it.”

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The month prior, Trump stated at a Republican dinner in Michigan that the Bible is his favorite book, and his book “The Art of the Deal,” is his second favorite.

“Hold that book up,” Trump told a man holding a copy of his self-penned publication. “That’s my second favorite book of all time. You know what my favorite is? The Bible!”

“Nothing beats the Bible, not even ‘The Art of the Deal,'” he said. “Not even close.”

However, some criticized the Republican candidate when he declined to provide examples of Scriptures that are meaningful to him during an interview with Bloomberg News.

“You mentioned the Bible and talked about how it was your favorite book and you said, I think last night in Iowa, some people are surprised you say that,” interviewer John Heilemann stated. “I am wondering what one or two of your most favorite Bible verses are and why?”

“I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very personal,” Trump replied. “You know, when I talk about the Bible, it’s very personal. I don’t want to get into it.”

Heilemann continued to seek an example.

“There is no verse that means a lot to you that you think about about or cite?” he asked.

“The Bible means a lot to me but I don’t want to get into specifics,” Trump responded.

“Are you an Old Testament guy or a New Testament guy?” chimed in co-host Mark Halperin.

“Probably equal,” Trump replied. “I think it’s just incredible. The whole Bible is incredible. I joke when they hold up ‘The Art of The Deal,’ that is my second favorite book of all time. I think the Bible is something very special.”

Some have stated, however, that Trump’s life does not reflect biblical values considering his casino empire, his ongoing use of profanity, his lack of humility and his multiple marriages.

Christian ValuesI want to thank evangelical Christians for the warm embrace I’ve received on the campaign trail. I will not let you down! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Saturday, January 30, 2016

As of press time, Trump’s “Christian Values” video had obtained over 800,000 views and 65,000 likes.

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  • Nidalap

    Everyone, please turn to Two Corinthians…

  • Josey

    Am glad it’s your favorite Book so now read it and live by it. Be a doer of God’s word.
    James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

  • jael2

    Anyone who calls themselves a Christian, the Bible, and every word contained in it, is the standard we must live by. This includes the voting box. If we willfully disregard the Lord’s Word, and vote for a serial adulterer, then we share in their guilt.

    “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me,
    And His word was on my tongue.
    The God of Israel said,
    The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
    ‘He who rules over men must be just,
    Ruling in the fear of God” 2 Samuel 23:2-3

    • gizmo23

      When any politican states that they will govern using the golden rule and that we are our brothers keeper I may feel they are sincere about their faith

  • thelordlives2011

    Folks this is a ploy. He is not fooling anyone. If he believed in the book in his hand, he would not be so willing to say it all right to kill babies. Trump is liberal and could be deceiving in many ways.


    When he said “see, I’m better than you thought” while holding the Bible, that showed self-glorification, not God-glorification.
    Peggy Overstreet, author
    “Gladness in Your Presence”

  • GibbyD

    What is sad and very revealing about Trump’s fake faith in Christ is the fact that that old Bible given to him by his mother, is still in such good shape. Well preserved old Bibles are a sign of those that never read or studied it . Trump has said that he has never had to repent or ask for God forgiveness for anything. Trump says he is a “Christian” but has never repented or asked God for forgiveness ? How can he say that while the record and his own words declare that he was a prolific fornicator before his marriages and then a three time adulterer ? How can an unrepentant fornicator/adulterer that made his money by enslaving people to gambling casinos, think he is a “good Christian” when he has never ever repented of his sin or asked God’s forgiveness ? No, Trump is NOT a real Christian. He is a pandering chameleon who will do or say whatever he needs to to gain power. I hope my true brothers and sisters in Christ are not fooled by that wicked person ( Psalm 73:12)KJB Don’t drink the “cool-aid” . Choose to vote for Mike Huckabee and The Fair Tax !!!

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Amen, Gibby! Here is what tipped me off in this story:

      “I saw this and I had to bring it.”

      I really think that he saw his Bible collecting dust on a shelf somewhere and had to bring it as a prop. Serious Christians do not stray far from their Bible.

  • The Donald is directed by the expectations of some in the republican voting block. He is after all a politician. You just do not get to his level with some pandering. He tried to tell us something when he said he does not ask God for forgiveness. He had no water in his mouth when he said it. But since the voting block by whatever name they are called wants to be pandered to, Trump is not disappointing.

    Author: Why Was Man Created?

  • yeshuado

    Showing with the Bible in hands means nothing unless a man lives by its principles. I think the devil can use the bible enough often to fool the people as the history well testifies.

  • Debra Lynn Mains

    Wow. Judgemental much? It’s Christians like these commenters here..who point fingers, toss accusations, show no mercy or grace and have forgotten that they sin too…who give us a bad name and make me ashamed of the church. We should be encouraging this man, spurring him on as Paul would say, hoping his steps forward will turn in to momentum. Instead, we call him a fake and shame him and undermine any foothold the spirit might have on him. You don’t have to vote for candidate Trump, but the man Trump is loved by. God as much as any of us, and for Gods sake we should show him love, as well.

  • kim segar

    Makes me think of the bible story, the women at the well. the whole town was bashing her, Jesus said is their one here without sin and they could not say they were pure. we know their is no righteous , no not one except the L-rd so they all went away shamefaced. The L-r d also said a Prostitute would make it to heaven before some. He hated self righteousness and said, anyone who claims they have no sin hath not G-d..after turning to G-d all sin is thrown into the sea of forgiveness never to be remembered again..the only ones who remembers them is the so called Christians who have Bashed Trump with lies..