Trump accuses Pete Buttigieg of ‘pretending’ to be a Christian

At a Friday rally at a Miami megachurch, President Trump accused 2020Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of faking his religiosity.

Speaking from the pulpit of Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesús, Trump said Buttigieg was “trying to pretend he’s very religious” and suggested he only recently started acting religious to gain votes.

“All of a sudden, he’s become very religious… this happened about two weeks ago,” Trump said.

Trump, who anyone can see is unashamedly unreligious, has been co-opted by evangelicals as a leader sent from God. In numerous settings, such as the time he bowed his head in prayer as various evangelical leaders laid hands upon him in the Oval Office, Trump has acted as though he’s a man of deep faith.

Upon hearing Trump’s comments, Buttigieg fired back.

“I’m pretty sure I’ve been a believer longer than he’s been a Republican,” he said.

The apparent hypocrisy of Trump’s attack on Buttigieg’s faith bonafides wasn’t lost on many:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.