'Trump Commandments' Tweets Put A Hilarious Biblical Spin On Donald Trump's Campaign
Donald Trump has all the best words, but they're not usually of the Biblical sort, particularly anything relevant to the Ten Commandments. So why stick with the original ones when he can have his own? That seems to be the cause on Twitter, as both Trump supporters and haters have been taking to the social network to craft their own Trumpian versions of the Golden Rule for him to follow. By adding the hashtag #Trump Commandments to these Trump memes, they suggest the GOP nominee might not align with his Christian followers as much as they think he does.
None of these commandments come from Trump himself, of course. His favorite Bible verse, as mentioned on a talk radio show on WHAM-1180 in Rochester, New York, is an "eye for an eye" — not any of the Ten Commandments, let alone the Golden Rule. He acknowledged the Old Testament law from Moses wasn't particularly nice, but then went on: "If you look at what's happening to our country, I mean, when you see what's going on with our country, how people are taking advantage of us ... we have to be firm and have to be very strong. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you."
So with that in mind, here are some of the best #TrumpCommandments. First and foremost, his version of the Golden Rule:
Bearing false witness is totally his thing. The Bible encouraged it, right?
Above all he loves to covet, for example: speeches.
Or his daughter.
Or his neighbor's house.
"Thou shall not kill" was also important if I remember correctly. Given the violence at Trump rallies, or suggestions Second Amendment supporters take things into their own hands with Clinton, he gets his own version.
There aren't room for more idols or false gods — he has that covered.
Loving thy neighbor came later, but it didn't stop the memes.
Jesus did say the occasional nice thing about the tax collector, but this is probably the closest #TrumpCommandment to Biblical teachings.
Despite what many think, Jesus probably wouldn't put America first.
Of course, all these might become moot when Trump releases his own.
The #TrumpCommandments hashtag started back in January when Tom Elliott, a journalist based in South Korea, first sent out the hashtag. Various articles have also been written on what Trump's version of the 10 Commandments would look like. The hashtag bounced back when Hashtag Roundup, an online show hosted by Daniel Hennessy, challenged listeners to post more tweets with the same theme.
The point made by the many #TrumpCommandments tweets is, of course, more hypocrisy. Why Trump has been supported by conservative Christians — in January, Jerry Falwell, Jr. endorsed Trump — is anyone's guess. But one thing is clear: Trump is far from a perfect example of Christian values.