The son of the president has come under fire for a recent tweet. In the wake of Donald Trump's acquittal by the Senate this week, Trump supporters have been doing a victory lap. Earlier today, Donald Trump Jr. responded to the news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be praying for the president.
Likelihood of Nancy Pelosi praying for Trump is about the same as the likelihood of Satan running around quoting the Scriptures. https://t.co/rdz7UdOEvu— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2020
As one might expect, commenters quickly piled on to Trump Jr.'s controversial tweet, many actually citing The Bible to refute his point.
"Satan quotes scripture in scripture," pointed out one commenter. "Read Matthew 4:6. Satan quoting scripture is not only likely, it happened." Another echoed this point, writing "Satan literally quotes scripture during the Temptation of Christ in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, you absolute dumba-." A third wrote: "Shocking that JR doesn't know his bible. Probably also doesn't know that Jesus commanded that people pray for their enemies (Matt 5:43-47)."
As The Daily Dot noted, preacher and moral activist Jonathan Wilson Hargrove as well as author Zack Hunt, both of whom also drove home a similar point.
Once you realize that Satan quotes Scripture from the minute he shows up in the gospels, you understand why Jesus reserves his strongest words for religious leaders who quote Scripture to lead God’s people astray. pic.twitter.com/ZyY6LonQ4O— Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (@wilsonhartgrove) February 6, 2020
So very likely?
Cause that’s kinda Satan’s thing in the Bible. He does it like literally every time he shows up.
But, of course, you would have to actually read the Bible to know that. https://t.co/c6zVdfwXkc— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) February 6, 2020
Trump Jr. has been stirring up controversy with his social media accounts all week. Just yesterday he fired off a very NSFW response to Senator Mitt Romney, who was the lone Republican to vote for Trump's conviction.
The president was acquitted in the Senate this week on both counts of impeachment that were leveled against him by the House of Representatives last year. In a vote of 52-48, Trump was acquitted on Article I, Abuse of Power. A vote on Article II, which accused Trump of Obstruction of Congress, ended with a vote of 53-47. This makes Trump the third president to be impeached by the House but later acquitted by the Senate.