While he puts the China – US trade talks and the day-to-day issues in Washington on hold, US President Donald Trump traveled to Alabama to lend support to devastated areas of the state in which a tornado outbreak killed a total of 23 people as it destroyed towns in the hardest hit areas. In addition to visiting people on the ground and looking over the destruction, the President did something that was unusual.
A 12-year-old boy approached Mr Trump and handed him a Bible, asking him to sign it. This was a young man at a Southern Baptist church in Opelika. This was followed by a young 10 year old girl who asked to sign her Bible – note there are videos posted on line that show the first lady Melania Trump also signing Bibles.
Of course the professional outrage army pounced immediately on the President and his wife, pointing out the authors of books usually sign books they wrote. While we know that Trump has not written Bibles the press is now reading into this gesture and suggesting that he might be playing God. They are now saying this is seen as blasphemous and he should apologize. But the press forgot to mention that many presidents in history have signed Bibles, including President Barack Obama.
Now we know that President Trump does things differently and he can get involved with something that is just a response to people who approach him. The young boys and girls who asked him to sign their Bibles were at a church service and did in fact approach him. Historically, even sports stars such as Florida quarterback, Tim Tebow have signed Bibiles when traveling through the State of Florida.
President Trump was last seen greeting residents and handing out supplies, including clothing to those in need in Opelika, Alabama.