Donald Trump says the bible is his favorite book. Donald Trump says evangelicals love him. Donald Trump just tossed cash into an Iowa church’s Holy Communion plate. Via the Washington Post:
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been looking for ways to reach out to evangelical voters before the GOP primaries. On Sunday, the businessman and his wife attended church services at the nondenominational First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
But when the Communion plates were passed, Trump mistook the silver plates for the offertory, digging out several bills from his pocket, according to the Associated Press. He, his wife and two staffers took Communion, the AP reports. “I thought it was for offering,” he told staffers with a laugh. He contributed money several minutes later when the offering plates were passed.
Last summer, Trump spoke about partaking in Holy Communion. “When I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said, according to CNN. “I think in terms of ‘Let’s go on and let’s make it right.’”
Trump claims to be a faithful Presbyterian, but his hometown Manhattan churches say they’ve never seen him at services.