Thursday 23 February 2017

Trump and the benefit of believing in nothing

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

At a church service in Iowa, attended by Donald Trump, when the communion plate was passed around with wafers and wine, it is said that Trump reached for his wallet.

It is hard to hate such a man completely and indeed Vincent Browne last week instinctively declared that he would vote for the Trumpster against Hillary Clinton. "It'd be "more fun," he told Susan O'Keeffe, one of "the miserable people of the Labour Party who go to conferences while other people are out enjoying themselves".

Browne also accepted that Trump is "an appalling man", which, of course, he is. And yet the supposedly reasonable and respectable Republican candidate is Marco Rubio, who, during a TV debate in which it was suggested that he is "the saviour" of the party, felt it necessary to state that "I am not the Saviour," that Jesus Christ, who came back to Earth to forgive our sins, is in truth the Saviour.

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