Political hashtags have typically been quite harsh this presidential election cycle, with opponents of both major party candidates taking to social media to routinely offer up tough rebukes of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
But, at moments, the resulting messages and memes also end up yielding some comical or light-hearted quips. Case in point: The tweets accompanying recent hashtag #BibleStoriesForTrump.
Most of the messages that carry the hashtag aren’t as vicious as some of the other political trends to emerge this election season, though they certainly aren’t kind to Trump, either, poking fun at his biblical knowledge by invoking fake quotes — things people imagine Trump saying about God and scripture.
“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,” reads one of the messages. Another added, “I met Satan once and we talked. Okay. He’s a great guy. He’s a great leader. He said nice things about me.”
And yet another, clearly playing off of Trump’s insinuations that Clinton is “low energy,” read, “I wouldn’t have rested on the 7th day. God is very low energy. Very sad.”
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
I met Satan once and we talked. Okay. He's a great guy. He's a great leader. He said nice things about me. #BibleStoriesForTrump
— Derreck (@bearded_dummy) October 21, 2016
I wouldn't have rested on the 7th day. God is very low energy. Very sad. #BibleStoriesForTrump
— Joel (@PuritanJoel) October 21, 2016
It didn’t end there either, with the quips going on and on…and on.
There were references to “Crooked Moses,” Noah’s ark and plenty more. One message included a fake Trump quote saying we’d “build an ark” and the animals would pay for it, while still another raised questions about Jesus’ birth certificate.
“People say Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Maybe he was. I haven’t seen his birth certificate, but I guess he was,” wrote Twitter user @SweetieForPrez.
People say Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Maybe he was. I haven't seen his birth certificate, but I guess he was. #BibleStoriesForTrump
— Serenity (@Sweetie4Prez) October 21, 2016
The #BibleStoriesForTrump hashtag reportedly emerged on Friday and continued gaining prevalence over the weekend, with the Daily Wire claiming it was created by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
It’s no secret that Trump, despite praising the Bible and oft-times discussing his Presbyterian faith, has sometimes fumbled when it comes to addressing faith and scripture. He once famously cited “Two Corinthians,” accidentally put cash in a communion plate and mentioned an “eye for an eye” after being asked about his favorite Bible verse.
And let’s not forget Trump’s infamous claim in July 2015 that he hadn’t, at that point, asked God for forgiveness, a central component of the Christian faith.
Trump’s response came after pollster Frank Luntz asked whether he had ever asked the Lord for such forgiveness.
“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” Trump said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”
Some Trump supporters have said critiques of these incidents are unfair, with those close to Trump also claiming he’s been changed by his close proximity of late to evangelical leaders.
Either way, we’ll leave you with some of the other #BibleStoriesForTrump tweets. Enjoy:
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
Jesus rose on the third day. Believe me, if it was me, I would have been up by the third hour! Bigly! #BibleStoriesForTrump
— Matthew J. Kovar (@fried_chicken44) October 21, 2016
Samson knocked down the establishment and so will Trump. #BibleStoriesForTrump
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 21, 2016
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
#BibleStoriesForTrump Crooked Eve, stole Adams rib & then got them tossed out of paradise Nasty woman
— Thea (@Thea2326) October 22, 2016
Read more of the #BibleStoriesForTrump quips here.
(H/T: Christian Post)