For several days now, GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump has been freely stating in his campaign appearances that the Bible is his favorite book.
When asked this week if he could share a favorite Bible verse, he was kind of stumped saying it was “too personal” to share. (The impression to many, after that response, was that perhaps Trump wasn’t all THAT familiar with the Bible).
Personally, I think if you’re bringing up the Bible and how much you like it, referencing one inspirational verse isn’t too personal. Especially when Trump is the one bringing up the Bible.
Well, former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin (who has been clearly campaigning for the running mate spot on a Trump ticket) came to The Donald’s defense on her Facebook page:
WTH, LAMESTREAM MEDIA! STAY OUT OF MY BIBLE. WTH? Lamestream media asks GOP personal, spiritual “gotchas” that they’d NEVER ask Hillary, or they’d feed the question to her and/or liberal cohorts before they asked it on-air (we know how these things work, lapdog media… the public’s on to you), so good on Trump for screwing with the reporter. By the way, even with my reading scripture everyday I wouldn’t want to answer the guy’s question either… it’s none of his business; it IS personal; what the heck does it have to do with serving as commander-in-chief; and these reporters trying to trip up conservatives can go pound sand until they ask the same things of their favored liberal pals. I’ll cover this in my interview with Donald Trump and other candidates tonight on the One America News Network show “On Point.” The more the media does this, the more they empower America to reject them and their bias as voters run to the anti-status quo candidates daring to Go Rogue.
Palin famously could not name one publication – newspaper, magazine, website – she regularly read when asked by Katie Couric in 2008 when Palin was the GOP vice-presidential nominee.
Palin considered that a “gotcha” question.