I know you are, but…

I have a new theory about Donald Trump. It is something I’ve been noticing about him for more than a few weeks now. We all know that Donald Trump likes to attack people, but what I’m noticing is that the things that Trump accuses other people of, are pretty much all things that he himself is guilty of.

For example, yesterday, at a private meeting of evangelical leaders, Trump attacked Hillary Clinton over her religious faith, saying “we don’t know anything about Hillary in terms of religion. Now, she’s been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there’s no — there’s nothing out there. There’s like nothing out there. It’s going to be an extension of Obama but it’s going to be worse, because with Obama you had your guard up. With Hillary you don’t, and it’s going to be worse.

It didn’t take more than a few minutes for Gawker to point out that if you simply type “Hillary Clinton religion” into any search engine, there is plenty of there there. Clinton is a life-long Methodist who has taught Sunday school, attends church regularly, and belongs to a prayer group. And there is plenty of documentation online.

But it gets even more interesting if you turn the tables and search for “Donald Trump religion“. The results tell you that Trump has a long history of attacking people over their religion. That he now claims to be a Presbyterian, but rarely attends church. He’s also been reported to have been a Catholic, and a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, and he married his third wife in an Episcopalian church. That in his campaign speeches Trump mentions the late minister Norman Vincent Peale so frequently that Peale’s son has said that his father would not have been pleased (ironically, Peale grew up a Methodist). And all the other stuff we already know about Trump: that he has been married three times and has bragged about his cheating, is unapologetically crude, racist, and bigoted, and can’t even get the name of some of the chapters in the bible correct.

See what I mean?

So the next time Trump attacks someone (he probably already has, before you got around to reading this), see if the things he is saying about that other person don’t actually apply more to Trump himself. It’s kinda spooky!

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