This is what happens when you invite Trump to speak…he’s just typically Trump. What did Liberty University think he was going to speak about?
Have to admit I laughed at the response from Trump’s spokesman,
Real estate mogul and “The Apprentice” star Donald Trump addressed thousands of Christian university students during a convocation ceremony on Monday and told them to “get even” with those who try to take advantage of them. Now, Trump’s spokesperson is trying to defend that statement, which some believe is in opposition to Christian values.
“The biased liberal media continues to distort the success of Mr. Trump’s speech at Liberty University to more than 10,000 students. Most recently they question his advice to the student body ‘to get even’ and call the statement anti-Christian. Wrong!”Trump spokesperson Michael Cohen told ABC News.
“I conferred with Johnnie Moore at Liberty University and questioned whether Jesus would ‘get even.’ The answer is ‘he would & he did.’ Johnny explained that the Bible is filled with stories of God getting even with his enemies, Jesus got even with the Pharisees and Christians believe that Jesus even got even with Satan by rising from the dead. God is portrayed as giving grace, but he is also portrayed as one tough character – just as Trump stated.”
But despite Cohen’s conversation with Moore, who serves as Liberty’s vice president for executive projects, even some outside the “liberal media” have made it clear that they believe his message was antithetical to the Christian message.
“Donald Trump is teaching us to get even and seek revenge,” said Shayla Brown, a Liberty University student who attended the ceremony, via Twitter. “I’m confused…I thought we were Christians here.”
“Don’t let people take advantage. Get even. And you know, if nothing else, others will see that and they’re going to say, ‘You know, I’m going to let Jim Smith or Sarah Malone, I’m going to let them alone because they’re tough customers,” he said. He also said, “The other thing I tell people…I always say, always have a prenuptial agreement. But I won’t say it here, because you people don’t get divorced, right?”