Donald Trump shares a photo of Truth Social proclaiming him second after Jesus

Donald Trump shares a photo of Truth Social proclaiming him second after Jesus
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Former President Donald Trump, left, speaking in North Carolina and an oil painting of Jesus, right, by Paris Bordone.Getty Images

  • Donald Trump shared a Truth Social post comparing him to Jesus Christ.

  • The post said the former president is “second greatest” only to Jesus.

  • Trump supporters, and even Trump himself, have made similar comparisons before.

On Friday, former President Donald Trump shared a message on his Truth Social account, declaring him “second only” to Jesus.

Truth Social user @austinnegrete’s post said, “Jesus is the greatest. President @realDonaldTrump is the second greatest.”

It accompanied an image of a painting of Jesus by artist Dan Wilson.

Trump “ReTruthed,” or reposted, Jesus’ comparison to his 4.1 million Truth Social followers.

This is not the first time that supporters of the former president have compared him to Jesus.

In 2019, Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk claimed that Jesus was treated more fairly before his crucifixion than Trump was treated throughout his first impeachment.

“When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers,” Loudermilk said during a House debate, according to TIME magazine. “During this sham trial, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus more rights than the Democrats gave this president in this process.”

That same year, the Washington Post reported that white evangelicals and conservatives who approved of Trump’s performance as president promoted the idea that he was heaven-sent.

Trump On Stage With Religious LeadersTrump On Stage With Religious Leaders

Local faith leaders pray alongside President Donald Trump during an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally in Miami, Fla., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.Photo by Scott McIntyre/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Trump himself made these grand proclamations. In August 2019, Trump told reporters in reference to trade with China, “I’m the chosen one.” He also shared tweets describing him as the “king of Israel” and “the second coming of God”.

And in October 2020, according to the Independent, he claimed to have had a conversation where someone told him he was the most famous person in the world. Trump told his supporters in North Carolina that Jesus Christ was actually more famous than him.

Insider reached out to Trump’s post-presidency office for comment Saturday morning, but did not immediately receive a response.

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