A confused social media went bonkers Sunday after the Republican Party issued a holiday greeting that some interpreted as a comparison of Donald Trump to Jesus Christ.
The RNC Christmas message sent by Reince Priebus and Sharon Day, chair and co-chair of the Republican National Committee, reads:
“Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”
Then Twitter exploded.
An aghast Iraq war vet responded on Twitter: “A new king? Are you insane?”
One Twitter user said in response that Jesus was an “illegal immigrant, born out of wedlock, no less” so the “GOP wouldn’t know his face.”
Another joked that the statement was about Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Trump.
“Dear RNC,” wrote an aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R): “We don’t have a king. What the hell is wrong with you people?”
Last year’s message from Priebus didn’t mention a king.
What’s your answer to this “new king” stuff coming from the RNC?