Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former President Trump, has come under attack by one of the most high-profile anti-Trump Republicans for taking to social media to promote the sales of a “We the People” Bible.
Anti-Trump Republican Sees ‘Irony’
Donald Trump Jr. was ripped in a Twitter post by Adam Kinzinger, the now former Republican member of the House of Representatives.
Kinzinger served three terms as a GOP Representative from Illinois but, last year, decided not to run for reelection after his clash with former President Trump.
A former Trump ally, the Illinois congressman emerged as one of the few vocal anti-Trump Republicans in the wake of the January 6, 2021 breach of the US Capitol by Trump supporters.
Kinzinger even joined another anti-Trump GOP Congress member, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, as the only two GOP members of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee to investigate the events of January 6, 2021.
Not unlike Kinzinger, Cheney is no longer a member of Congress after she was defeated by a Trump favorite in the 2020 primaries.
In a Twitter post, Adam Kinzinger shared a video of Donald Trump Jr. endorsing the “We the People” Bible, mocking the former president’s son and calling upon priests to condemn his actions.
Kinzinger insisted there was a “problem” with Trump Jr. and the GOP promoting Bible sales, and if some Christians didn’t see that, that meant the church had failed them.
The former Illinois Republican congressman urged “good pastors and priests” to speak out and condemn Don Jr.’s Bible promotion efforts. “Oh the irony,” Kinzinger exclaimed at the start of his post.
Oh the irony.
The fact that some Christians dont see the problem here is more affirmation that it’s not the GOP that has failed Christians, it’s the church.
Good Pastors and Priests rise up and call this out. https://t.co/OKRFxRdNhd
— Adam Kinzinger #fella (@AdamKinzinger) January 3, 2023
@DonaldJTrumpJr We the People Bible: $69.99, including various American founding documents@crossway ESV Bible: $49.99, including various creeds and confessions
Decisions, decisions… pic.twitter.com/gJzcvlWdr0
— Daniel Bennett (@danielrbenn) January 2, 2023
Bible with America’s Main Documents Produced in America
In the video that got the ex-congressman so riled up, Donald Trump Jr. urges Americans to purchase the “We the People” Bible because it was “made, printed, and assembled” in America.
Don Jr. states the Judeo-Christian values of the United States are “under attack,” and it is high time for Americans to reinvigorate their commitment to the country and the “Christian values” it was founded upon.
The website of the “We the People” Bible, which is sold for $69.99, also features a comment from Donald Trump Jr. as he recommends it, The Hill reported.
The former president’s son emphasized the Christian faith was “being targeted,” and so were the “founding beliefs” of the United States of America.
He argued the “We the People” Bible was helping the “preservation” of America and its faith, the very things that some were trying to “remove.”
The website of the Bible makes it clear that it contains the book’s King James Version but also features copies of America’s most important historical documents: the Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights as well as the Pledge of Allegiance.
Donald Trump Jr.’s promotion of Bible sales comes as some other senior Republicans have also taken to encouraging Christianity.
Last year, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene declared the Republican Party should be the party of “Christian nationalists.”
Don Jr. is now selling Bibles, declares “Judeo-Christian value are under attack.” pic.twitter.com/euAuBnALkV
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 30, 2022