Donald Trump seems to be immune to any kind of criticism, whether or not it’s subtle or right in his face. By immune, I mean he has temper tantrums about all perceived slights but keeps going, like the Energizer Bunny, banging the drum of encroaching fascism. Making fun of Trump isn’t usually very satisfying anymore. But then there’s this Reddit post, making believe mocking Trump might be fun again.
Two pictures were posted by Redditor u/vsasso to r/MurderedByWords under the title “Murdered by the Word of God.”
The first picture is of a bumper sticker that reads, “Pray For Trump PSALM 109:8.”
You might assume that this car belongs to one of Trump’s Bible-thumping evangelical followers, but the second picture reveals what Psalm is being referred to on the sticker.
According to a search on Bible Gateway, Psalm 109:8 in the King James Bible reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”
Wow. That is one blessed burn.
As an added bonus, the screenshot of Bible Gateway features an ad for Orange Chicken, which feels really appropriate.
Now, the question is, does the person driving around with this bumper sticker on their Honda Accord know what the Psalm is? Or did they just assume that a bumper sticker praying for Trump is unequivocally supportive and don’t know their Holy Book well?
Commenters on Reddit were divided, though they agreed that the Psalm is seriously insulting.
One Redditor, patgeo, even shared the context for the quote, and damn, it’s dark:
“Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand. 7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him. 8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. 10 May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his Labor. 12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children. 13″
Eh. Trump will never read a Bible verse, so the point is probably moot.