It goes without saying that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a lot of personal baggage.
That said, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson believes Trump has a simple way to absolve himself of all his past scandals in one fell swoop: Come to Jesus and get born again.
In a video posted by Right Wing Watch, Robertson says that all of Trump’s past sins could be forgiven and forgotten in a snap if he just makes a high-profile conversion to Evangelical Christianity.
“If he but be born again, he could then tell them, ‘That’s the old me, I’ve been born again, this is the new Donald Trump,'” Robertson said.
Robertson also fantasized about being the person who officially brought Trump to Jesus, and imagined being named The Donald’s “spiritual adviser” in his White House.
“Now, that would send a shock wave through America,” he said. “The left-wingers would be jumping out of buildings… I don’t even know if that’s possible or not, but it’s just a thought.”
The problem, however, is that many people would expect to see a post-conversion Trump behave differently than a pre-conversion Trump.
Would the “new” Trump really be able to refrain from mocking people with disabilities, from calling women “bimbos” and from running scam universities designed to squeeze money from desperate people?
Only the Lord knows for certain.
Check out the full video below.
Legal battles sparked by Trump’s behavior could affect how the US government works for generations — long after his impeachment trial is over
After the last Senate staffer turns out the lights, major questions remain to be decided outside of the Capitol about the limits of presidential power, the willingness of courts to decide political questions and the ability of Congress to exercise effective oversight and hold a president accountable.
Here are three of those questions.What are the limits of presidential power?
First, the aggressive exercise of executive power by Trump has put this power under court scrutiny.
Trump’s vow to “fight all the subpoenas” breaks from the traditional process – negotiation and accommodation – that previous presidents have used to resolve disputes between branches of the government.
Secret recording features Trump falsely claiming that weed makes people ‘lose IQ points’
President Donald Trump falsely claimed that marijuana makes people "lose IQ points" in a secret recording released by indicted former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.
Parnas released the recording, which captured more than one hour of conversation at a private donor dinner with Trump in 2018, to show that the president told him that he would fire then-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. But the recording, which was apparently captured by Parnas' indicted associate Igor Fruman, also featured Trump discussing Kim Jong Un's golf game, the European Union trying to "screw the United States," the 2016 election . . . and his views on marijuana.
New poll shows Bernie Sanders with more than double the support of Joe Biden in New Hampshire
A new poll out of the key early voting state of New Hampshire on Tuesday showed that Sen. Bernie Sanders now has double the support of his next closest rival, former vice president Joe Biden, less than two week's before the first-in-the-nation primary on February 11.
According to the American Research Group survey, conducted between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, Sanders has the support of 28% of likely Democratic primary voters, compared to Biden's 13%. Coming in third and fourth place in the poll were former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg with 12% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 11%.