Trump’s Bible trade mocked

"It sounds like a joke, but it's also very real," said Johnson, who impersonated Trump in a US sketch show

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Trump's Bible trade mocked
James Austin Johnson as Donald Trump on SNL (YouTube)

Saturday Night Live has once again set its sights on Donald Trump. This time the former President was targeted for his ridiculous attempts to sell Bibles.

Days after late-night talk show hosts criticized the former president’s unconvincing transition into a Bible salesman, a US sketch show slammed Trump in the opening of its latest episode.

Earlier in the day, Trump released a special promotional ad promoting a special $60 version of the “God Bless the USA” Bible. The name of this Bible, which was introduced ahead of Easter, is inspired by the patriotic song of the same name.

Trump wrote the following on Truth Social:

As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I encourage you to purchase a copy of the ‘God Bless the USA Bible’.

Since then, the former President has been making posts comparing himself to Jesus.

Actor James Austin Johnson impersonated Trump at the beginning of SNL on March 30, telling the audience

That’s right, it’s Easter. I compare myself to Jesus Christ at this time of the year. That’s what I do now and people seem to be okay with it. I’m going to keep doing it.

If you think this is a bad image, imagine how weird it would be if I started selling Bibles. It sounds like a joke, and in many ways it is, but it’s also very real. As you know, I love the Bible. It’s my favorite book.

Referring to Trump’s decision to sell his Bibles for $60, Johnson, as the former President, joked

But I don’t do it for money, I do it for the glory of God, and besides deceiving [people], I do it mostly for money.

SNL wasn’t the only one making fun of Trump. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Jordan Klepper also mocked the former President’s attempt to appear religious.

Colbert said that “Trump’s religion is to make a profit” and specifically mocked his claim to own “many” copies of the Bible.

“They must have spare Bibles because every time he picks one up, it catches fire,” Colbert joked.

And Meyers made a joke:

Yes, the man who is about to stand trial for paying hush money to cover up an affair with a porn star is selling Bibles, and because it’s a Trump Bible, most of the 10 Commandments are blacked out.


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