Yesterday afternoon, Eric Trump campaigned for his father at The City Church in Huntersville, North Carolina as part of an event called “Evangelicals for Trump: Praise, Prayer and Patriotism.”
His brief speech at the beginning of that video (around the 2:30 mark) focused on how Democrats hate “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and want to take “In God We Trust” off the money, He talked about how great it is to say “Merry Christmas” and how his father defends “religious liberty” (at least for white evangelicals).
It’s amazing how the crowd falls for it when every decision Donald Trump has made in office suggests the only god Trump worships is the one he sees in the mirror.
More disturbing is how a picture from Eric’s own Twitter feed shows how some people weren’t wearing masks and social distancing was at a minimum. (You can even see the empty seats! There was more than enough room for people to spread out!)
Amazing afternoon with hundreds of Evangelicals in the great state of North Carolina! My father will ALWAYS protect God, faith and religious liberty in America!! pic.twitter.com/smCcQ1A74G
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 3, 2020
In an ideal world, this absurdly irresponsible decision would result in harm to no one but themselves. But we know that’s not how it works. Those attendees, if they catch the virus, will go back home and spread it to other people. It’s a selfish move from people claiming that God is their priority.
For their sake, I hope they’re okay. But they’ve made it clear that sort of decency only extends in one direction.