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Donald Trump is Jesus. Well, at least according to Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, (who has recently been made Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff), who released a holiday message on Sunday which some believe alludes to Trump as Jesus. Priebus’ message said “Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”
Many took issue with the phrasing of “the good news of a new King” and shared their unhappiness on twitter.
.@RNC comparing Trump to Jesus – doubt Trump will like it, cuz he likes "people who weren't captured."
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) December 25, 2016
The media are so insanely stupid. I'm an Orthodox Jew and even I knew that the RNC "King" statement was talking about Jesus.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 25, 2016
Yes, you read that Reince Priebus statement correctly: literally refers to Donald Trump as a "King" and compares him to Jesus Christ.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) December 25, 2016
Whether or not you think that this was a mistake, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer wants you to stop “politicizing such a holy day.”
Christ is the King. He was born today so we could be saved. Its sad & disappointing you are politicizing such a holy day. https://t.co/NEOkLNd1Mz
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) December 25, 2016
Coincidentally, Professor Thomas Weber uncovered a biography of Hitler, that he believes was written by Hitler himself, in which Hitler used language that undeniably compared him to Jesus. Thomas Weber says that “the book, which also includes a collection of Hitler’s speeches, makes some outlandish claims arguing that it should become ‘the new bible of today’ and uses terms such as ‘holy’ and ‘deliverance’, comparing Hitler to Jesus likening his moment of politicization to Jesus’ resurrection.”