Trump Slammed for Bible Venture

( – Controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump is getting flak for his latest venture, the $60 “God Bless the USA” Bible he is selling. The Bible uses country singer Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless the USA” as a theme.

In a promotional video uploaded to his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump quipped, “Let’s Make America Pray Again.” Trump went on to say that “Christianity and religion” are the most important parts of life missing in the United States as, he says, the rights of Americans are under threat.

Among his staunchest critics is his niece, Mary Trump, a psychologist who describes her uncle as dangerous and who wrote the 2020 book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” After watching her uncle’s video statement, Mary Trump said Donald Trump has “never prayed” and that if he were holding an actual Bible it would “burst into a ball of flame.”

The Reverend (and paid MSNBC commentator) Al Sharpton appeared on the channel’s show Morning Joe to say that Trump’s Bible was off-putting to “those of us that really believe in the Bible.” Sharpton seemed to suggest that Trump was being deliberately offensive by launching the sale during the Christian holy week that ends with Easter Sunday. Of all the times when he could “hustle” the Bible, Sharpton asked, “Why would you do it during holy week?”

Sharpton had some harsh words for fellow clergy, too. Musing on how many clergy would use Trump’s Bible in their Sunday services, Sharpton said that any who do “ought to be defrocked.”

Liberal magazine Mother Jones appears to be disgusted by Trump’s latest retail item. An opinion column notes that Trump introduced his Bible for sale after hawking $400 golden high-top sneakers, and points to the fact that the Bible uses singer Lee Greenwood’s song as a theme.

The writer characterized Trump’s video sales pitch as “daring us into collective disgust.” Inae Oh wrote that there are “legitimate questions” about Trump’s latest project. According to her, these include “What the hell is going on?” and “Excuse me?”

National Public Radio notes that each Bible includes a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

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