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Published On: Tue, Jan 19th, 2016

Donald Trump’s ‘two Corinthians’ gaffe sparks jokes, cursing angers others

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GOP frontruner Donald Trump flubbed a Bible reference while speaking at a campaign event at Virginia’s Liberty University on Monday and the religious crowd was quick to call him out on it, even mocking the real estate mogul with jokes.

“We’re going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct,” the billionaire businessman said. “Two Corinthians, 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame … is that the one you like?”

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” hails from what Christians refer to as “Second Corinthians” – not “Two Corinthians.”

In addition to botching his Corinthians citation, Trump also used the word “hell” multiple times in his speech at Liberty University – where cursing is prohibited. According to CNN, many locals were not amused. They took to the anonymous commenting website Yik Yak to criticize Trump’s foul language.

Wrote one commenter: “Mr. Trump, I’m afraid you need to put a quarter in the swear jar.”

Several students at the Christian university corrected Trump’s mistake on the spot, while other critics took to Twitter to poke fun at Trump using the freshly minted meme, “Two Corinthians walk into a bar…”

 

 

Some students who attended the rally didn’t fault Trump for the scriptural slip, instead giving him kudos for attempting to connect with his religious audience.

“I think the fact that he’s putting forth an effort to relate to us is something decent,” said Nacci Palloto, a sophomore at the university, quoted in the CNN coverage.

Trump has already been on the defense with regards to his faith while courting evangelicals, covered more HERE

Marco Rubio’s faith outreach director wrote:

And Ted Cruz’s rapid-response director tweeted:

Trump fired back at Cruz in an interview Monday night, saying he would be “much stronger in protecting the evangelicals” than the Texas senator.

“Ronald Reagan, he didn’t read the Bible every day, seven days a week. But he was a great president. And he was a great president for Christianity,” Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network‘s David Brody. “And frankly, I would say that I would be a far better leader.”

 2011 CPAC photo Gage Skidmore

2011 CPAC photo Gage Skidmore

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