Thursday, October 13, 2016

Is Trump Like King David?

New Trump Defense Talking Point:
  • King David committed adultery and he was a good leader, therefore Trump can be a good leader so vote for him anyway.
Here we go with another false analogy. The comparison of Donald Trump to King David is entirely specious. David's adultery was a single event. Trump is a serial adulterer, groper and disrespecter of women. When David sinned, God called him on it and punished him severely; probably more than he would have others of his children, BECAUSE David was the king. God always chastises those he chooses as leaders for their sins. Moses lost the promised land because he lost his temper and struck a rock. Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden. Jonah wound up inside a big fish.

Next look at David's response when called on his sins.  The prophet Nathan showed up at the palace and publicly called the King on his infidelity and murder of his friend. David admitted his sin and submitted himself to God's judgment. That's the difference between King David and King Trump. Trump brags about his sins till he gets caught and then does whatever he thinks will get him out of trouble with the least effort. In the same situation as David, Trump would have had his foundation send over a nice donation to the temple and then covered it up. Trump doesn't ever need forgiveness from God he says. He doesn't think he ever does anything really wrong and if there's a problem, he just "takes care of it" - usually he pays someone off with someone else's money.

I don't think there is any fair comparison between the two.  David was a leader. He publicly owned up to his sins. Trump is the Godfather. He is exempt from sin because he's a celebrity. Big difference. I don't see how anyone can support Trump or his female doppelganger, Hillary Clinton either. Both are living, breathing examples of how rotten the leadership of this country has become. America needs a flush lever installed on it. The whole thing is full of crap!

© 2016 by Tom King

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