Senator Says Jesus Would Hate Trump

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., on Sunday criticized former President Donald Trump over the $60 Bibles he is selling in partnership with country music star Lee Greenwood via NBC News.



Warnock serves as senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and has condemned Trump for selling the Christian holy text at a high price during an interview on CNN.

“The Bible does not need Donald Trump’s endorsement, and Jesus, in the very last week of his life, chased the money changers out of the temple, those who would take sacred things and use them as cheap relics to be sold in the marketplace,” he said. “The sad thing is that none of us are surprised by this — this is what we expect from the former president.”

Warnock noted Trump’s failed business ventures including steaks and the defunct Trump University, both of which have faced legal repercussions.

“If he’s not selling us steaks, he’s selling us a school whose degree is not worth the paper that is written on it. If he’s not selling us a school, he’s selling us sneakers, and now he’s trying to sell the scriptures,” he said.

The Georgia Democrat argued that Trump selling pricey Bibles is a “risky bet” because the text conflicts with the former president’s conduct.

“Donald Trump is doing what he’s always done, and this time it’s a risky bet because the folks who buy those Bibles might actually open them up, where it says things like, ‘Thou shalt not lie. Thou shalt not bear false witness,’ where it warns about wolves dressed up in sheep’s clothing,” he added. “I think you ought to be careful. This is risky business for somebody like Donald Trump.”

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