That is it! I have had it! There is nothing more to say. We have just heard the final word on Donald J. Trump. And it came from his own vile mouth.
I have made no secret that I am deeply concerned about Donald Trump, the man. I have said many times in multiple ways that he is a con man who has no interest in the United States or the office of the Presidency. He is only interested in himself. Everything he does – and I mean everything – is calculated by how it will benefit him. that is fine if he wants to frolic in the world of real estate or even television and entertainment. I care not. But Mr. Trump sealed his own fate on the morning of February 6, 2020, when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and made a mockery of the Christian faith.
Donald John Trump blasphemed God and denounced the Lord Jesus Christ in a pitiful display of pride, arrogance, vengeance, and hate. The previous speaker was Arthur Brooks, a social scientist and University professor. Brooks set the stage for Mr. Trump with what appears to be a truly good speech. He spoke about what he called “the biggest crisis facing our nation today” which he identified as “the crisis of contempt.” Brooks continued to speak about the deep political divide that threatens our nation and runs counter to the New Testament. He quoted the words of Jesus from The Gospel of Matthew 5:43-45.
44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Brooks went on to present a plea for understanding and reconciliation built on the words of Jesus: Love your enemies. It was a good speech. It was timely and much needed in this country. And it largely fell on deaf ears.
Immediately after Brooks concluded his call to civility and peace, Donald John Trump spoke by directly contradicting everything Brooks said. Trump began by declaring he did not agree with Arthur Brooks. He openly admitted he had no intention of seeking reconciliation with those who disagree with him. He even went so far as to declare his political opponents “corrupt” and “evil” people. The Complainer In Chief kept going, complaining about people who claim to pray for him – an obvious jab at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who went on record saying she prays for the President daily. The President revealed his contempt for prayer – at a prayer breakfast, no less -by using this moment to mock Pelosi and by implication anyone else who prays.
In the end, he made it all about himself and his political aspirations. He made a mockery of faith and the entire purpose of the breakfast. And just a few hours later, in the East Room of the White House, he cut loose like a man possessed, casting all restraint to the wind in a hate-filled, vengeful attack on his political opponents. It became extremely clear that the words of Arthur Brooks earlier in the day meant nothing to him. Trump is not about to humble himself or give any hint of reconciliation, let alone repentance. In the Gospel According to Donald “love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you” is never to be found. Such a thought is foolish, weak and offensive. Rather, he teaches “hate your enemies, and persecute those who disagree with you”! While Jesus taught to forgive seventy times (NIV, Matthew 18:22), The Gospel According To Donald says to hold a grudge. Jesus says to turn the other cheek, but Donald says strike back, stronger and relentlessly.
Donald John Trump was acquitted in his recent impeachment trial. He may even be reelected in November 2020. But I am here to say that no one, not even Donald John Trump, can thoroughly contradict Jesus Christ and escape judgment. Trump has proven he can break man’s law and not be punished by man. Things will be different in the Court of Eternity. Trump will not have his Senate Slaves who willingly bow down, kiss his feet and lock their arms together to create a human shield to protect him.
This is why I say that I have had it! Trump has managed to seize the Republican Party and place a stranglehold – yea, a death grip - upon it. It is frightening how he manipulates the likes of Mitch McConnel, Tom Cotton, John Kennedy, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Lindsey Graham, and all their spineless co-conspirators. One thing is for sure, however. Donald John Trump will not be in power forever. I wonder if his Congressional floormats will be able to stand on their own two feet when that day arrives.
G. D. Gehr