‘Doesn’t even know how to hold a Bible’: Alex Sink thumps Donald Trump
Donald Trump’s photo op at the St. John’s Episcopal Church left Florida Republicans unfazed. Image via AP.

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Sink called on evangelicals to wake up.

In the history of ill-advised presidential photo-ops, Donald Trump‘s Bible botch may have been the biggest blunder since “Mission Accomplished.”

The President, who waded across ground cleared by force to stand in front of a church he never attended holding someone else’s Good Book, used an iconic Episcopal Church for a “law and order” prop.

Trump has been roundly decried and barely defended since, but one of the more notable denunciations is from former state CFO Alex Sink.

“Of all the visuals of Donald Trump yesterday… from the Rose Garden, across Lafayette Park, to the front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the most visceral reaction I personally had was watching him fumble with the Holy Bible,” Sink observed, describing a deep religious grounding in a church particular to this part of the country.

“That is because I am a child of a Southern Baptist Church, not missing Sunday School (think perfect attendance!) or Sunday church service until I was 18 and off to college. My beautiful mother was a church organist and choir director, my dad a Deacon,” Sink added.

“Just as I knew several years ago, when Trump referenced “Two” Corinthians, that he had no familiarity or real knowledge of the Scriptures, he proved it again yesterday when he didn’t even know how to hold that Bible. He is not a believer. This ‘photo op’ was worth a thousand words,” Sink added, issuing a challenge to religious supporters of Trump to “wake up.”

“So, my question to the evangelical supporters is, when are you going to acknowledge that this man is NOT one of you?”

Sink noted that “he has no appreciation of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and that he is using you for his own personal purposes. He doesn’t follow the teachings of Jesus Christ….love and compassion for the downtrodden, healing of the sick in body and mind, forgiveness, and respect for all regardless of race, color, creed.”

Sink is not alone in her opinion. Leaders of D.C.’s Catholic and Episcopal churches spoke out against the President’s use of faith as a prop.

The question is, however, do Republicans care?

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


7 comments

  • NoMoTrump

    June 3, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Give the guy a break. It was the first time he ever held a book.

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 4, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Jesus wept,

  • Cathy Heffernan

    June 4, 2020 at 6:10 am

    And when will our Florida Republican leaders stop acting as if everything this broken man is excusable?

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    June 4, 2020 at 7:21 am

    The book was upside down after he looked for “Two Corinthians.”

    • Linda Dixon

      June 4, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Impeach over an upside down bible!

  • Morty McFly

    June 4, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Donald Trump held the Bible 180° degrees away to my liking, that’s the last straw!!!

    — Courtesy of Trump Derangement Syndrome

  • Linda Dixon

    June 4, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    If this isn’t a clear indication just how insane liberals/progressives are, than I don’t know what is.

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