Trump Claims Yearly IRS Audits May Be Because He’s ‘Strong Christian’

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore
Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

In speaking about being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year, the thrice-married, unbridled tongued Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday night that perhaps he is being targeted by the government because he is a “strong Christian.”

“I’m always audited by the IRS, which I think is very unfair,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo following the GOP debate in Houston. “I don’t know, maybe because of religion, maybe because of something else, maybe because I’m doing this, although this is just recently.”

“What do you mean religion?” Cuomo asked.

“Maybe because of the fact that I’m a strong Christian, and I feel strongly about it, and maybe there’s a bias.” Trump replied.

Cuomo’s eyes widened and his eyebrows raised at Trump’s remark.

“You think you can get audited for being a strong Christian?” he inquired.

“Well, you see what’s happened,” Trump replied. “You have many religious groups that are complaining about that. They’ve been complaining about it for a long time.”

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However, some have stated that the candidate’s life does not comport with that of a Christian. Dr. Everett Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University wrote in a recent blog post, that he would not follow in the steps of Liberty University, which heralds itself as the world’s largest Christian university, by inviting Trump to address students.

“Anyone who calls women ‘pigs,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘fat’ and ‘pieces of [expletive]’ is not on my side,” Piper said in a blog on the university website, not writing out the profanity. “Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side.”

“Over the course of his time on Twitter, including in some cases after he announced his presidential candidacy, Trump has tweeted or retweeted profanity on his account more than 100 times,” reported the Washington Post in December.

During Thursday’s debate, Trump repeated several times that although he would defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood because of its involvement in the abortion industry, he believes that “millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood” and that only a small part of its services are abortion-related.

“Millions of millions of women—cervical cancer, breast cancer—are helped by Planned Parenthood,” he asserted after being confronted by Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio about his recent positive remarks about the organization. “I would defund it because I’m pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.”

“So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly,” Trump declared.

As previously reported, in its annual report released at the end of December, Planned Parenthood outlined that the organization performed 323,999 abortions nationwide during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

As it has been in previous years, Planned Parenthood’s largest focus was sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), as it tested and/or treated over four million people for sexual ailments, with over 3.5 million tests and 32 thousand men and women being treated for ailments contracted through sexual activity.

Over 2.9 million people were provided with contraceptives or other forms of birth control in 2014—from temporary to permanent, including over 900 thousand emergency contraception kits. The figure is down from 3.5 million the year before, and 3.7 million in 2012.

Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms as it is not licensed to operate mammogram machines, and its annual report outlined that less than 700,000 women received services surrounding cancer screenings, equating to just seven percent of its services, while STD testing and contraceptives accounted for 76 percent of its services.

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  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    I feel the same way. The government is persecuting Christians.

    • Paige Turner

      How are they doing that and why?

      • Fee-fi-fo-fum

        They are the Jews. The Jew control the government. The Jews are doing the same thing in the same way they have done through out history. They are wading a war against Christ and Christians. How?? By promoting and uniting the interests of the minorities against the interests of the white Christian majority. There are two choices for the white Christian majority. Either align and fight back a la Hitler Germany or do nothing and face a genocidal death in the case of Russia. Estimated Christian deaths 20 million.

        • Paige Turner

          Anti semitism is a really bad color on you.

          Nasty Nasty stuff this is.

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            These people want you dead. And you are defending them?? WTF is wrong with you? shithead.

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            answer me you rottenfuck, What is wrong with you??

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            Are you afraid Jew??

          • Gary Whiteman

            You’re the expert.

  • Jo Lux

    Why is it that people are still supporting him when he says stupid things like this one after another …

  • Becky

    Presidential candidates should be psychologically tested.

  • Nidalap

    Well, maybe THAT or you just have a lot of money, and they really, really want it…

    • Josey


  • thelordlives2011

    He is a “strong Christian” just like his brother in the White House is “strong Christian.” One can be a “strong Christian” and think it okay to kill babies and infanticide.

  • Boommach

    Mr Trump claims to be a strong Christian in one breath and then says he’s not sure about asking Christ’s forgiveness in the next. He’s either an incredibly immature Christian or he needs to hire better liars.

  • Josey

    How bout the church of the living God stop looking to man to save us and obey God’s word.

    2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
    May God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

  • Diocletian

    The only requirement to being a Christian is to be a sinner and ask for forgiveness. Trump says he is and does both. That doesn’t mean he is qualified to teach or preach.

    The standards are still very high. Trump, like most of us, has a long way to go.

    Matthew 5
    20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
    righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
    into the kingdom of heaven.