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Twitter Retells the Bible From the Perspective of Donald Trump

A laughable attempt by a Trump promoter to appropriate the Exodus for his campaign spawned a viral hashtag mocking the Republican candidate

by
Yair Rosenberg
October 21, 2016

Previously obscure political commentator Bill Mitchell has become something of an anti-celebrity for his entirely unselfconscious shilling for Donald Trump. In response to evidence that Trump’s campaign is cratering, the radio host has said that “Trump’s groundgame isn’t in a computer, it’s in our hearts,” and unironically asked his followers: “Imagine polls don’t exist. Show me evidence Hillary is winning?” And yesterday, he attempted to appropriate the Bible in service of his idol:

Trump is supposed to lose this election and Israel was supposed to drown in the Red Sea. pic.twitter.com/ppt3gy6lpn



— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) October 20, 2016

It seems Mitchell misunderstood who is the oppressor going after helpless refugees in this analogy. But regardless, Twitter was amused. And so, at the urging of conservative anti-Trump commentator Ben Shapiro, they turned it into a meme: #BibleStoriesforTrump

Trump was supposed to lose and Abraham was supposed to sacrifice his son. But Abraham was a leightweight chocker. #BibleStoriesForTrump



— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 21, 2016

Eve gave Adam the fruit and I gotta tell you I wouldn’t have eaten it. She’s a nasty woman. Not my first choice. #BibleStoriesForTrump



— Jordon River (@miss_jordon) October 21, 2016

The people of Sodom were losers who deserved what they got. Why did they let in those two angels in the first place? #BibleStoriesforTrump



— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) October 21, 2016

The Tower of Babel. What a joke. Now look at my buildings, ok! The Trump Tower would have made it to heaven. Pathetic #BibleStoriesForTrump



— David Michael Boyce (@_D_Money) October 21, 2016

For the last time I don’t know Judas Iscariot. He said some nice things about me I’ll say some nice things about him. #BibleStoriesForTrump



— Steve Sobel (@steve_sobel) October 21, 2016

As of this publication, the hashtag is still trending and Twitter is hard at work making the Good Book into the Great Book.

Yair Rosenberg is a senior writer at Tablet. Subscribe to his newsletter, listen to his music, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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