Trump’s New National Co-Chairman Questioned His Moral Center in Emails

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Donald Trump’s religion has been a big question mark ever since his “little wine” and “little cracker” remark. Some Evangelicals have warmed toward Trump. Others are less certain. The latter may be proved right, if some recently leaked emails mean anything.

The Des Moines Register reveals that “evangelical conservative activist Sam Clovis said in an email just 35 days before he quit his job as Republican Rick Perry’s Iowa chairman and signed on with Trump’s campaign,” that,

“(Trump) left me with questions about his moral center and his foundational beliefs. … His comments reveal no foundation in Christ, which is a big deal.”

Donald Trump has no foundation in Christ. Can you imagine that?

In one email, we are told, “he [Clovis] praises Perry for calling Trump a ‘cancer on conservatism.'”

Perry backers shared the inconvenient emails with the Register Wednesday, because hell hath no fury like a Republican scorned.

And yes, that “little wine and cracker” remark of Trump’s had an effect on Clovis:

I ran for office on the same pretense that a person ought to be held accountable for not only what they say but also what they do. If that is the case, why should I not be suspicious of an individual who was pro-choice until he decided to run for president? Why should I not be suspicious of a person who advocates for universal healthcare? Why should I not be suspicious of someone who says he hates lobbyists and yet has spread millions of dollars around to Republicans and Democrats to enrich himself? Why should I not be suspicious of someone who cannot come to say that he believes in God, that he has never asked for forgiveness and that communion is simply wine and a cracker.

We can’t know, unless Clovis tells us, what changed for him, what Trump said to him to convince him he was real, or what he took in exchange, as some Republicans have suggested.

One person who has zero reservations about Trump is Ann Coulter. She told a crowd in Dubuque, Iowa, when she introduced him Tuesday night, that she has “felt like she’s dreaming” ever “since Donald Trump announced that he’s running for president.”

Now keep in mind, nothing about Coulter’s support has been overtly religious. As Right Wing Watch reminds us,

Coulter, who once gushed about serving as Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security, has boasted that the GOP frontrunner read her latest anti-immigrant book, praising his plan to deport every single undocumented immigrant and undermine the 14th Amendment as “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta.”

“I love the idea of the ‘Great Wall of Trump,'” she said. “I want to have a two-drink minimum, make it a big worldwide tourist attraction and every day live drone shows when anyone tries to cross the border.”

Watch her comments courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

It may not be possible for her to love the “Great Wall of Trump” more than does Trump himself.

Unlike holy communion, he literally waxes poetic when speaking of it, as he did Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation:

“We’re building a wall. And it’s going to be a great wall. And, by the way, Mexico will pay for it. It’s going to a great wall, because I know how to build. And it’s not going to cost nearly as much as what they’re saying for a crummy wall.”

That “crummy wall” would seem to be higher in Trump’s estimation than anything to do with Christ. After all, he dubbed the 1,954-mile-long monstrosity the “Great Wall of Trump” while on FOX Business’ Mornings with Maria last week.

This was a variation of what he called it while in New Hampshire: “I want it to be so beautiful because maybe someday they’re going to call it the Trump wall.”

Yes. It must be beautiful and deadly. When Jorge Ramos asked him about the practicality of his wall Tuesday, Trump said he’s a “builder,” and that it’s more complicated to build a “building that’s 95 stories tall.”

I suspect this is as close to religious fervor as Trump gets, when he’s talking about himself and all his accomplishments. For Trump, even bankruptcy is an accomplishment.

Coulter loves the wall too, as she made clear, perhaps less for the wall itself than for all the talk about immigration. We can’t call it immigration reform, because neither Trump nor Coulter want to reform anything.

It’s more of a hate-fest, and that’s right up Coulter’s alley. And the fact is, as this example shows, Trump spends more time talking about his wall than he the Religious Right’s culture war agenda. Sure, he says he’s “pro-life,” sure he has come out in support of a 20-week abortion ban (because that’s the minimum expected), but what are his Evangelical bona fides?

Well…Coulter seems to think he’s a sign from God. Does that count?:

Now I think it’s like Joseph in the Bible. He had to be sold into slavery, imprisoned, betrayed so that eventually he could save the Jews. Maybe Mitt Romney had to lose and maybe we had to give Republicans one more chance in 2014 and maybe Mitch McConnell and John Boehner had to betray us once again to pave the way for President Donald Trump. God hasn’t given up on America yet.

Right. Because Jesus so loved rich men that he said they had no more chance of getting into the Kingdom of God than a camel did squeezing through the eye of a needle. He said to get in, rich men had to give up everything they own to follow him.

Clovis sure didn’t give up everything to follow Trump. He told the Register Wednesday, “I was recruited and hired because of my skills and my abilities. … I’m an employee of the campaign. I’m not going to talk about how much money I’m getting paid – it’s just not going to happen.”

Jesus didn’t believe in paydays. And if you believed in Jesus, you didn’t either. Both Trump and Clovis, however, are big supporters of paydays. Trump has bragged he will spend a billion dollars to get elected. That’s more than the Koch brothers said they’d spend to get somebody other than Trump elected.

Big sloppy piles of money don’t spell Jesus. Herod the Great might have spent the money to build a big wall and name it after himself. He built a city for Augustus, after all.

But Jesus wasn’t a big fan of the Herodians.

No. Ann Coulter is wrong. And Sam Clovis was probably right the first time. If you take what Jesus said and take what Trump says, Trump does not qualify as a Jesus guy. So, contrary to Coulter’s assertion, if Trump becomes president, it is absolute evidence that Jesus has given up on America.

26 Replies to “Trump’s New National Co-Chairman Questioned His Moral Center in Emails”

  1. It turns my stomach to witness the pernicious influence these pulpit jockeys exercise over our political affairs and our Affairs of State.

    What I would like to see is a Dem. candidate who is as much the bully as is Trump, but whose target is the “Christian” Right. My sense is that he/she would galvanize this Nation like nothing else ever has.

  2. Most of these fraudster xtians can be bought. The “price is right” usually works for them every time. After all is said and done, they worship money above all.

    And Coulter is just looking for another check from a man.

  3. That moron for Christ Sam Clovis needs to read the United States Constitution, specifically Article VI, which explicitly states that no religious test will ever be required for any government position. The Constitution is the law of our land, not that collection of the campfire tales of itinerant Bronze Age goatherds. I’m the last person to be defending Trump, but in this case the tealibangelical is a long way out of bounds.

  4. I don’t want any Democrat to play the “bully” in order to gain a nomination or win an election. No one should bully. Just because the GOP loves bullies does not mean that Democrats should sink to that level.

  5. I do believe that Jesus has nothing whatsoever to do with America, neither in its founding nor today in its decline. It is up to us to righten the ship before it capsizes. It’s way past time to stand up to the bully that is the religious right because they are wrong for all of us and for this country. Their reign of terror needs to cease. Their tyranny needs to end. And it will.

  6. These rethugs who claim “we need to secure our boarders” Have a question for any and all of them. Have any of you ever taken a good look at the Boarders of this Nation? we are surrounded by 1000’s of miles of boarders to patrol. Oceans on two sides,long, long land boarders on the north and the south.
    Does Trump,Cruz, Jindal. Fiorino Jeb propose to build a trumpie wall on all sides?
    Walls work so well you know. (Germany, China) great success?

  7. Best description for the Bible ever!! “Collection of campfire tales of itinerant (and I would add illiterate) Bronze Age goatherders”. Well done, azportsider!

  8. Probably the reason Trump says it is more difficult to build a 95 story building is because he does not use the most appropriate building method. Many of the buildings he erected used concrete instead of steel to benefit his mob buddies.

    It is more difficult to hide bodies in a steel building than in concrete.

  9. …it’s not just Trump; the whole GD Republican’t Potty seems to be completely amoral, heartless, cold, and completely AGAINST everything Jesus stood for in the first place…
    …kinda wish I could see thier faces on Judgement Day when they find out they’re goin’ to Hell!!!

  10. Let’s be exact. We need a Give ’em Hell Harry, or someone who is LBJ on the domestic front without the High Noon delusions of grandeur internationally.

  11. Trump banned the Des Moines Register from covering his events calling the state’s biggest most-trusted newspaper a failed newspaper.

    It is interesting where the political winds have taken Clovis. He was once a talk radio guy who quit that to run for senate and losing in the primary. Then the Michelle Bachmann thing happened. He wasn’t involved to my knowledge but, context may apply here. Now Clovis dumps Rick Perry for Trump.

    Irony? Coincidence? I don’t know but, I smell a rat here and its not just Trump.

  12. Well, well, well, someone more revolting and detestable than the kochs or trump — coulter. I hope there is a hell where these pieces of repuke shit can spend eternity. There is a special circle for them, right above the lowest, where satan is embedded in ice for these scumbags. Not only are they trying to destroy America, and in my opinion are traitors, but they have destroyed the lives of millions of people, who ordinarily would have just been normal folks, but who have been turned into hate-filled paranoids.

  13. Then be prepared to lose elections. When someone is bullying you, the only thing to do is hit back, fast and hard as often as necessary. It worked for me when I was bullied as a kid. Being polite or trying to explain or placate is pointless, you have to be just as mean. If someone isn’t prepared to do so, they should not be in politics.

  14. Clovis worships at the alter of the almighty dollar. He’s not particularly loyal to anyone with the exception of Ronald McDonald. After a hard day he can be found double fisting Big Mac’s at the food court.

  15. He’s just a typical hypocritical repub liar, saying what they say depnding on who they support.

    He’s abandoning the Perry sinking ship for a paycheck, jumping horses in a race, simple as that, Perry isn’t paying his staff and will drop out soon.

    Hanging on the coat tails of the frontrunner must be heady stuff. We’ll see how long he can take Trump and his fake bullshit. Bet his sign up bonus was nice, but what about the contract lol, Trump loves him a good contract. I imagine it’s a deal with the devil.

  16. Its not the GOP or Trump..Its the media,everytime you turn on the TV all we see is Trump,Trump,Trump, we should stop buying their products if they have Trump,Trump,Trump, on every MINUTE of the day and night, even when we are sleeping, sick of his abnoctious mouth.Sick of the media,

  17. Trump first book is the Bible, I don’t think he ever read the Bible, it would probably melt in his “dead cold Hands” if he touch the Bible especially when he has his”sip of wine with his cracker.” What a piece of Crap.When are the republicans going to speak up, why are they so afraid of Trump??

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