The act, which has been done by democrats Truman, Clinton, Gore, Carter and Mondale, was immediately pounced on by the mainstream media, which has apparently made its mission in life to disparage the president for any and all acts, including those of kindness and comfort.
Although he signed the covers of the books, only, the outrage was swift.
You guys… He…he signed *the covers* pic.twitter.com/bLQzVN9vcB
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) March 8, 2019
“MSNBC kicked off Saturday morning with a segment that was highly critical of the move.
“Joe Watkins, former White House aide to President George H.W. Bush — who also happens to be a pastor — said he would “not be inclined to sign someone’s holy book.”
Former Obama White House aide Will Jawando quipped, “I’m of the opinion that only Jesus should be signing a Bible.”
Really? Who cares about his ‘opinion?’
MoveOn.org senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre argued that the move was unprecedented and even “bizarre,” saying, “I’ve never seen that. I don’t think any of us has ever heard of a president signing a Bible.”
But, it wasn’t unprecedented. Not by a long shot. Of course, that didn’t stop the social media mob, led by leftist reporters, from jumping on the outrage bandwagon.
Politico called the move “an unusual gesture.”
Trump extended an unusual gesture as he sought to comfort Alabama residents devastated by a tornado there last weekend — he signed Bibles https://t.co/5HmOzUGXSp
— POLITICO (@politico) March 8, 2019
After that, there seemed to be no limit to the offensive and slanderous claims the media spewed.
Donald Trump signing bibles is like Hannibal Lecter signing cookbooks.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 8, 2019
Trump autographing Bibles is like Jesus signing tits at a porn convention. https://t.co/SQ8UrMfr8r
— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) March 8, 2019
Trump signing bibles is the equivalent to letting Bill Cosby prepare the sacramental wine
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) March 9, 2019
Donald J. Trump is signing Bibles. The man whose vicious and inhumane border policy violates the fundamental teachings of Jesus is signing Bibles.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 8, 2019
Wrong. Border protection does NOT violate the teachings of Christ, and if he would bother to read the bible, he would discover that there is extreme vetting into heaven.
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin rained on their parade with a single tweet, reminding them that a president signing Bibles wasn’t exactly a new phenomenon.
1) Truman's signed note in an admirer's Book of Psalms https://t.co/XoWv9LHJ9T
2-3) Autographs of Clintons, Gore, Carters, Mondale in bible of collector Stephen Koschal https://t.co/LieTXZHftk
4) Heads exploding over Trump signing Bibles for Alabama tornado survivors pic.twitter.com/mWWMUS4ELM
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 9, 2019
Malkin listed Harry Truman, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale among the democrats who had done exactly the same thing.
Where were these ‘journalists’ then? Oh yeah, right… it’s only when President Trump does something to comfort people and troops that the ‘outrage’ is voiced.