August 11, 2022

The difference between Trump’s and Obama’s Easter messages say it all

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Two years ago we had a president who didn’t make us cringe in embarrassment. Writer and comedian Steve Marmel noticed what a difference two short trips around the sun can make.


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Yes, 2016 was two years ago, but then-President Obama used a traditional press release, not Twitter, to send the country his and his wife Michelle’s Easter greetings. And yes, Twitter was around two years ago. It just wasn’t seen as a proper place to make presidential pronouncements, even minor ones like holiday greetings.

But it is the content of the messages that provide the greatest contrast. Obama sent a pious, eloquent message with religious references to Jesus Christ and the resurrection.

President Trump, on the other hand, went for the jugular against Democrats, Mexicans, immigrants, and, basically, anyone who doesn’t agree with him.

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Literally, everything he says in his tweets is in direct opposition to the teachings of Christ.

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He is the living embodiment of the “Bad Samaritan.”

He’d rather punch you in the face than turn the other cheek.

He has sinned and thrown the first stones anyway.

And let’s not even speculate exactly how many of the Ten Commandments he’s broken, but Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal, and his second and third wives can name at least one he’s broken multiple times.

Politifact can name another.

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We will have to wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation before we give the tally for the remaining eight.

To Trump’s credit, Marmel did omit one of the president’s Tweets from this morning that was not nearly as blatantly offensive as the ones that he included in his post. Here it is in its creative entirety.

All caps and an exclamation point, just like a petulant teen. If you’re not feeling the spiritual inspiration dripping from this tweet, it must be that you just can’t read between the lines properly.

Wait, there’s only one line. Nevermind.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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