When asked to share his favorite Bible verse in a recent interview, Trump stated, “It’s a very personal thing, I don’t like giving that out to people that you hardly know.”
“The Bible means a lot to me, but I don’t want to get into specifics,” he continued.
The Twitter world is now buzzing with mock quotes in which users combine parts of the Bible with popular phrases used by Trump to poke fun at him and his response in the interview.
“Took God 6 days to create the Universe. Bad management. I would've done it faster, cheaper & Satan would pay for it #TrumpBible," Eclectic John said in a tweet.
Dr. Eric Levi tweeted, "And Lo, Jesus said unto Judas Iscariot: 'You're fired' #TrumpBible.”
According to Christian Today, many other tweets mocked Trump’s stance on immigration.
Popular evangelical author and speaker Eric Metaxas also contributed to the hashtag, tweeting, “"Blessed are the dealmakers."
Another popular tweeted stated, "I'm not saying Jesus wasn't born in Bethlehem. I'm just saying show me the birth certificate.”
Although Trump has received a lot of criticism for his failure to name a favorite Bible verse or to go into detail concerning his faith, he has also received support.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said the question Trump was asked was a “gotcha question.”
“You get hit with these gotchas, like most conservatives do,” Palin said. “for instance 'what's your favourite Bible verse?' And I ask 'Did they ask Hillary [Clinton] that? What does it have to do with running for the office of the presidency? Is it anybody's business? These personal gotcha questions really trying to get you, us, anybody running for office off game."
Polls show that, despite the criticism, Trump is still the leading Republican candidate, even among Evangelicals and conservative Christians.
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Publication date: September 1, 2015