Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk compares Donald Trump to Jesus and likens Congress to Pontius Pilate presiding over his trial. The trial of Jesus Christ is not akin to Donald Trump’s impeachment over his actions.
Loudermilk said Pilate gave Jesus more due process than Democrats have given Trump. “When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers,” Loudermilk said with a straight face.
Jesus take the wheel….literally. This is madness. This comes after Donald Trump asked Americans to say a prayer after attacking Nancy Pelosi for saying she prays for him regularly.
Naturally, Barry Loudermilk comparing Donald Trump to Jesus is trending on Twitter:
Pilate had Jesus beaten and whipped, thrown into jail overnight, marched through the streets carrying his cross, and then nailed to that cross until he died. Comparing the treatment received by the President to what Jesus suffered is absurd. Also, only one of them is sinless. https://t.co/LehugUU7je
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) December 18, 2019
…and there it is. A Republican Representative just compared Trump to Jesus. The only thing Trump nails are adult film stars while his wife is taking care of their newborn. Just sayin'.#impeachment #ImpeachTrump
— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) December 18, 2019
Republicans are engaging in willful misinformation, peddling Russian propaganda, and actually stooping to comparing Donald Trump to Jesus Christ, all to cover up blatant crimes. This is beyond repugnant.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) December 18, 2019
*flips on the impeachment hearings at lunch*
*immediately hears a congressman compare Trump to Jesus and Democrats to Pontius Pilot* pic.twitter.com/du8FH0j8AT
— Jordan Swanson (@Jordan_Swanson) December 18, 2019
Now they're actually comparing Trump to Jesus.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 18, 2019
— Ana Lydia Monaco (@analydiamonaco) December 18, 2019
Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) just committed blasphemy on the House floor by comparing the #impeachment trial of Trump to Jesus and the crucifixion trial. These people are wolves in sheep's clothing.
God is not with a President who leads with lies, bribery, pride and evil plots. pic.twitter.com/RjGeYU1e9w
— Christian Democrats (@ChristianDems) December 18, 2019
If you really want to compare Trump to Jesus Christ, remove him from office and see what happens in three days.
— Collin "Yes Murr Sounds Like That Christmas Word" (@CollinMurr) December 18, 2019
Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk comparing Trump to Jesus is a frightening sign we’re dealing with fringe extremists who want to turn our democracy into a cult of personality centered around “Lord and Savior” Donald Trump. Also, Jesus was a brown man who never caged children.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 18, 2019
Let’s compare Trump to Jesus:
Jesus fed the poor
Trump cuts food stamps
Jesus clothed the naked
Trump grabs em by pussy
Jesus embraced foreigners
Trump puts them in cages
Jesus cared for the sick
Trump cuts healthcare
Jesus died for your sins
Trump embodies all 7 deadly sins
— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽 (@ProudResister) December 18, 2019
Rep. Loudermilk is comparing Trump to JESUS.
He thinks Jesus received a better trial than Trump.
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) December 18, 2019
*turns on impeachment hearings*
*immediately hears someone compare Trump to Jesus* pic.twitter.com/nm5YgqnSRY
— Jenna Quigley (@JBomb11) December 18, 2019