President Donald Trump approvingly quoted a superfan who compared him to the biblical "second coming" of Christ, which set off alarm bells for those who've read the Book of Revelations.
Right-wing commentator Wayne Allyn Root declared Trump the "King of Israel" to defend him from charges of anti-Semitism, and the president tweeted out those remarks to the dismay of many familiar with the biblical account of the end times.
Trump only heightened those concerns by declaring himself "the chosen one" hours later.
There was an early 2000s craze of apocalyptic Christian fiction in which a charismatic world leader would usurp God… https://t.co/gIg2pyCERr— Benjy Sarlin (@Benjy Sarlin)1566395007.0
Seriously though, imagine the Antichrist hysteria if he were a Democrat. https://t.co/IQFMGLkSFN— Schooley (@Schooley)1566400958.0
I've read the Christian Bible, and I'm pretty sure Trump better fits the description of the Antichrist than the second coming.— Goldy (@Goldy)1566403451.0
Antichrist is trending and the Amazon is on fire, so you know it's going to be a good day— Dr. Tamara Kneese (@Dr. Tamara Kneese)1566403376.0
I wish I could say I can't believe the delusions of grandeur. This guy is the fucking #Antichrist https://t.co/Z3BGrZHtR1— JZ (@JZ)1566404266.0
Me waking up to #antichrist and #kingofthejews trending https://t.co/U5G6SEJ1TS— Zombie Bill Barr (@Zombie Bill Barr)1566404101.0
When all those basics at parties used to ask me why studying medieval apocalyptic thinking was important I never th… https://t.co/Cq6sTJuSsZ— Dr Eleanor Janega (@Dr Eleanor Janega)1566395382.0
Trump’s latest twitter meltdown gives life to Aleksandr Dugin’s propaganda narrative that West is home of the antic… https://t.co/lQNGbEX2TD— Snowbird❄️ (@Snowbird❄️)1566392466.0
I really, really, really, really wish that Evangelicals would read their Bibles. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10 describes t… https://t.co/77WoG9iHBG— Thomas Connor (@Thomas Connor)1566399246.0
Food for thought; the Old Testament on the Antichrist: “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify… https://t.co/vqMvP3L9BT— Harvey G. Cohen (@Harvey G. Cohen)1566394878.0
Evangelicals, pre-2016: The Antichrist is coming! Beware for it is written that the beast shall declare himself kin… https://t.co/DCzrIf08MI— Josh (@Josh)1566401122.0
Well. Um. Guess this happened. Gotta say, I expected the Antichrist to have more class. So I guess I missed the… https://t.co/fSzlxtXjM9— Mark Allan (@Mark Allan)1566399750.0