President Donald Trump offended billions of the world’s Christians this morning, wishing them, “HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL!”
HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2020
As many know, Good Friday is a solemn day Christians observe, but not celebrate: it is believed to be the day of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
For many Christian sects, it is a day of fasting and, in non-pandemic times, a day spent in church.
On social media responses ranged from mockery to outrage.
I'll pass that on to Jesus. https://t.co/kUACj8FhWE
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) April 10, 2020
Sir, what do you think Good Friday commemorates?
— Seth Masket (@smotus) April 10, 2020
You're not really familiar with Christian holy days, are you?
— Arlo Walker (@ArloTWalker) April 10, 2020
This is a solemn day for Christians. It's not called Happy Friday. Like not knowing what the significance of Pearl Harbor was, I'd suggest the President doesn't know what happened on Good Friday according to the scriptures.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) April 10, 2020
It’s not really a happy day. It a somber day, a sad day. Today is the day that Jesus died on the cross. Have your spiritual huckster…I mean “advisor”….explain it to you.
— Emily A. (@emzorbit) April 10, 2020
Uhm if you ever walked into an actual church, you’d know today is one of the most somber days in the church year. You can’t even get Christianity right.
— jimmy williams (@Jimmyspolitics) April 10, 2020
Once again, Trump reveals his inability to "speak Christian." Good Friday is not a "happy" holiday. https://t.co/S9kBYpLVye
— Ruth Graham (@publicroad) April 10, 2020
You do know that Good Friday IS NOT a happy day. Its the day Christ was crucified. Further proof you are the anti-Christ
— Back2Stonewall.com (@BACK2STONEWALL) April 10, 2020
Happy Jesus-Gruesomely-Tortured-To-Death Day! 🥳 https://t.co/5CLjSSYT9C
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) April 10, 2020
Congrats on dying, Jesus!
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) April 10, 2020
Happy horrific death, Jesus!!
— Jude 🌐 (@Jxnewton) April 10, 2020
He really has not the slightest idea what these holy days mean. https://t.co/9q3N6Wj65w
— Michael J. O'Loughlin (@MikeOLoughlin) April 10, 2020
Trump's next business, "Alternative Greeting Cards"
— SSton (@SharinStone) April 10, 2020
At least he didn't add: "Enjoy!" https://t.co/O1sT418Xo6
— Michael McGough (@MichaelMcGough3) April 10, 2020
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“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade expressed anger Monday morning over gyms that are not allowed to re-open, or have to restrict the number of people allowed inside during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has doubled in just a few weeks to over 5 million.
“They’re dying. These gym owners are dying,” Kilmeade told his Fox News viewers, with not even a shred of understanding that in reality, 165,000 Americans have literally died from the virus.
“They have small margins anyway and they can’t do anything because these politicians won’t let ’em,” Kilmeade, clearly angry, snarled.
Kilmeade’s guest, “Body by Jake” creator Jake Steinfeld, told viewers, “Don’t quit,” and “be dilligent.”
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Brian Kilmeade: "They're dying. These gym owners are dying." pic.twitter.com/ZOytj5Pzze
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“This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!”
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This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me! https://t.co/EHrA9yUsAw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
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So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2020
Speaker Pelosi acknowledged she does not have confidence in Birx.
“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” Speaker Pelosi tells @MarthaRaddatz when asked is she has confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx. https://t.co/AcRMp08uJm pic.twitter.com/delRukW4YK
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 2, 2020
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