Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a religious crowd at Virginia’s Liberty University on Monday, then turned to scripture while saying he doesn’t need to be “politically correct.” Apparently, he doesn’t have to be scripturally correct either.
The GOP front-runner bungled a verse today during his convocation at the conservative university, where he bragged of a massive crowd yet attendance was mandatory for students, according to Mediaite.
“We’re going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct,” he said while the crowd cheered. “Two Corinthians, 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame … is that the one you like?,” the hotel magnate asked the extremely religious crowd of Conservatives.
The verse, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” seems to have been Trump’s attempt to ingratiate himself to the audience of religious students.
But the crowd tittered and several of the students audibly corrected him, pointing out that Christians say “second Corinthians,” not “two Corinthians.”
“Two Corinthians, right?” he asked the crowd, perhaps seeking genuine affirmation that he was, in fact, right. “Two Corinthians, 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame! Where the spirit of the Lord — right? Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, and here there is Liberty College — er, Liberty University!”
Watch courtesy of Mediate:
Twitter users, including Ted Cruz supporters were all over this:
— IFONLYIFTHEN (@ifonlyifthen) January 18, 2016
Tell me more about these #twoCorinthians, Mr, Thrump.
— Brother NightTrain (@sikivi) January 18, 2016
Rubio’s faith outreach directed tweeted:
It won't matter. Nothing seems to matter.
— Eric Teetsel (@EricTeetsel) January 18, 2016
— Kiki the Chihuahua (@Kiki_Chihuahua) January 18, 2016
#TwoCorinthians walk into a bar. The bartender is Mexican so they have him deported, buy the bar and build a shitty casino.
— Tara (@tara_atrandom) January 18, 2016
— Tonya GJ Prince (@TonyaGJPrince) January 18, 2016
As if pandering to the religious right wasn’t bad enough while bungling it, he also misidentified the institution where he was speaking.
Then he touted his best selling book.
“The Art of the Deal is second to the Bible,” Trump said. As for other books, “The Bible blows them away. There’s nothing like it, the Bible.”
During an interview last August, Donald The Christian Trump failed to be able to cite his favorite Bible verse when asked. Sarah Palin and Trump later called it a ‘gotcha question.’ Sigh. That damned liberal media.