Christian author and CBN reporter David Brody tried and failed to provide evidence of President Donald Trump’s Christianity on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Brody, who wrote “The Faith of Donald Trump,” cited Trump himself, an interview with Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence and prosperity preacher Paula White as proof that Trump was a Christian.
White has falsely claimed that Trump “put prayer back into the White House,” told her followers to donate their first month’s salary or suffer the consequences, and claimed that Trump is “great mentally” after Trump suggested nuclear war with North Korea.
Host Joe Scarborough wasn’t buying Brody’s claims about Trump being a Christian:
The center of any faith is understanding that you are a broken person, that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and forgiveness for our continued sins.
Donald Trump has said, “I never ask God for forgiveness, if I do something wrong I try to leave him out of it.” He’s never asked for God’s forgiveness. That doesn’t pass the sniff test in any evangelical church, does it?
Brody claimed Trump had publicly asked God’s forgiveness once at an Iowa event with Republican pollster and Fox News contributor Frank Luntz.
Brody insisted Trump has been on a “spiritual voyage these past five years,” but Scarborough asked Brody about Trump’s Twitter feed (which is filled with lies, racist attacks and sexist comments).
Brody deflected the question, insisted Trump’s public persona is different from his personal life, and recalled Trump’s praise of right wing evangelist James Robison.
Scarborough explained to Brody that asking God for forgiveness is the center of the Christian faith, which Trump does not do.
Brody said that Trump told him on a golf course that he asks God for forgiveness.
“He said it privately to you, and that’s the public statement you’re talking about?” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked.
Brody claimed he was just recalling the “facts,” and told the hosts to Google it.
A Google result brings up a 2017 CBN interview in which Brody asked Trump if he thought it was important to ask God for forgiveness, and Trump replied, “I do. I think it’s great.”
Trump did not say he asked God for forgiveness, but claimed that taking communion was asking for forgiveness, which it is not.
Communion is done in remembrance of Jesus Christ. Trump bragged that he got applause after taking communion.
Trump also bragged about raising his children, who reportedly were raised by his ex-wives Ivana Trump and Marla Maples.