An advertisement from a conservative anti-Trump organization attempts to expose President Donald Trump’s hypocrisy when it comes to him being a Christian leader.
The online ad, produced by The Lincoln Project, begins with Trump giving a speech about his supposed Christian credentials. “Evangelicals, Christians of every denomination, and believers of every faith have never had a greater champion, not even close, in the White House than you have right now,” Trump says in the spot.
While he’s speaking, however, a verse from the Bible’s New Testament — specifically, Matthew 7:15, part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount — appears on screen, juxtaposed with Trump’s words. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves,” the captioned words read.
A number of anti-Christian phrases uttered by Trump, during his presidency and preceding it when he was a candidate for office, are meant to demonstrate how Evangelicals shouldn’t support him any longer.
Some of Trump’s more notorious words — including him stating, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any votes” — are highlighted in the ad. But Trump isn’t the only person making an appearance: a number of Evangelical leaders, touting Trump as a Christian president, can also be seen in the ad.
Some of them, however, are also called out for their behaviors. Paula White, for instance, one of Trump’s top spiritual leaders, can be seen in the ad demanding donations from her viewers, telling them that their personal goals or dreams won’t come true if they don’t support the president — and if they don’t write her a check for her ministry.
“To say no to President Trump would be saying no to God,” White says in the ad.
Trump also showcases his hypocritical demeanor, even bragging about it. “I can act differently for different people,” the ad highlights him saying.
“If this is the best American Christians can do, then God help us all,” the ad says at the end.
The Lincoln Project was launched in December by Republican strategists and lawyers Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, George Conway, and John Weaver. It’s goal is to defeat Trump at the polls this year, from a conservative perspective, HuffPost reported.