Many Christians may say that Jesus loves everyone equally, but President Donald Trump might be thinking otherwise.
Trump retweeted a meme featuring the Lamb of God himself on Dec. 27.
In the meme, Jesus is portrayed holding four suitcases, and text that reads, “Obama kicked me out; Trump invited me back” is overlayed across it.
“There’s so much to be thankful for regarding our POTUS Trump! I truly believe this man was heaven sent in order to save and protect the most gracious, benevolent, and in turn, prosperous country ever. God bless him and his family,” the Twitter user who first posted the meme wrote.
Thank you! https://t.co/emhA3d8Ojx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019
Even though the tweet was posted nearly two years ago, Trump only recently dredged it up to tout it to his 68 million followers and express his gratitude.
“Thank you!” Trump wrote, quote-retweeting it.
Many found the tweet a bit ironic.
“Funny thing about that… I think Jesus would be disgusted by Trump’s actions. Not welcoming newcomers and refugees/aslyum seekers,” Twitter user @LordMarkiquad wrote, along with a Bible verse about not exploiting or mistreating refugees.
Another responded with a different Bible verse about “loving one another.”
“YOU. ARE. AGAINST. EVERY. THING. JESUS. EVER. TAUGHT,” Twitter user @LaciLou77 wrote.
What part of Donald Trump's past would Jesus be more proud of? Lust? (Stormy) Pride? (Too many to count) Greed? (Duh!) Envy? (He can't stop comparing himself to Obama) Wrath (Again Duh!)— According 2 Briggs (@World2Briggs) December 28, 2019
Funny thing about that… I think Jesus would be disgusted by Trump's actions. Not welcoming newcomers and refugees/aslyum seekers. pic.twitter.com/LH1OJTK15C— LordMarkiquad (@LordMarkiquad) December 28, 2019
Is that supposed to be “Jesus”? Jumping over a bunch of other things, how did you invite him back? With your racism? Homophobia? Xenophobia? Misogyny? Bullying? Refusal to protect people from gun violence? Greed? Adultory? Lying?— Barry Soper (@BarryJSoper) December 28, 2019
Donnie is the farthest thing from Christianity possible. And to politicize the image of Jesus is disgusting.— Gary Reddick (@GaryReddick) December 28, 2019
As HuffPost points out, Trump may be trying to get back in the good graces of white evangelicals. In December, evangelical publication Christianity Today called for Trump’s removal from office for his “profoundly immoral” abuse of power and said he had a “blackened moral record.”
Besides Trump’s intent, the meme poses more pressing questions that beg to be answered. Why does Jesus need four suitcases? And what could possibly be in all those suitcases?
Is He bringing us your tax returns in that luggage? Straight from heaven to your impeachment trial? Awesome!— Dr Faustus knew (@carmmann) December 28, 2019
Wtf could he have in those bags?— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 28, 2019
What… what does Jesus carry in four suitcases?— Seth Masket (@smotus) December 28, 2019
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