Still livid at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tearing up his father's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to scoff at Pelosi saying she prays for President Donald Trump.
Don Jr.'s tweet came shortly after the President himself accused Pelosi of lying about praying.
Junior said Pelosi praying for the President was about as likely as Satan quoting the Bible.
Likelihood of Nancy Pelosi praying for Trump is about the same as the likelihood of Satan running around quoting th… https://t.co/vLnYahGcGI— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1581001912.0
There's just one problem: The Devil does quote biblical scripture.
This occurs most notably in Matthew 4, when Satan tempts Jesus in the desert to break his oath to God:
"Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 'If you are the Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down. For it is written:
"He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
Jesus answered him, 'It is also written: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
People who actually knew what they were talking about were quick to point this out to Junior.
Satan famously quotes the Scriptures in Matthew 4. "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose" is even a well-kn… https://t.co/uFbcJlgGiR— Jonathan Wilson (@Jonathan Wilson) 1581008313.0
okay real question y'all do you think that trxmp jr knows that in the bible, satan/lucifer is a fallen angel and th… https://t.co/XYDVUxrkU1— Jeanna Kadlec (@Jeanna Kadlec) 1581042620.0
Once you realize that Satan quotes Scripture from the minute he shows up in the gospels, you understand why Jesus r… https://t.co/qAXauv5JEX— Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (@Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove) 1581009275.0
SATAN LITERALLY QUOTED THE SCRIPTURES AT JESUS HAVE YOU EVEN PRETENDED TO READ A BIBLE https://t.co/6KFC2QJ4g2— Laura Shortridge-Scott (@Laura Shortridge-Scott) 1581011412.0
As many people are pointing out, the irony of this tweet is that Satan *did,* in fact, quote scripture in the Bible… https://t.co/XWtLkMrhhB— Jack Jenkins (@Jack Jenkins) 1581007698.0
How unsurprising a religious fraud like @DonaldJTrumpJr who- like Daddy -knows nothing about a Bible he's never rea… https://t.co/UO2mHRT0zg— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald) 1581024296.0
Satan quotes scripture in Matthew 4. "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose" is also a famous line from Shak… https://t.co/2cQn4SQ5Aa— David Leavitt (@David Leavitt) 1581013992.0
Not for nothing, but Satan quoted Psalms to Jesus during the temptation on the Temple Mount. (Jesus countered by qu… https://t.co/eZcqEt8eNm— Joshua Eaton (@Joshua Eaton) 1581006907.0
Trump himself famously pronounced 2 Corinthians as "Two Corinthians" instead of Second Corinthians, as it's properly called. He also has said he doesn't feel the need to ask God for forgiveness.
Nevertheless, Trump's approval rating among white Evangelicals consistently remains strong.