Donald Trump Bashes Jesus-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Donald Trump bashed Jesus at a rally in Cedar Falls, Iowa, by saying that he would save America like Jesus saved Christianity, only “I’ll be able to do it without some sill cross.”
A fake news website is behind the false report that Donald Trump bashed Jesus and Christianity on the campaign trail.
The quote appeared in a story published by Free Wood Post, which describes itself as “news that’s almost reliable.” The story, which appeared under the headline, “Trump Bashes Jesus: I’ll Be Able to Save You Without Some Silly Cross” quotes Trump as saying:
“You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna make America great again. You know how I’m gonna do it? I’m gonna get the best people, only the greatest. I’m gonna save our country. I’m gonna save this nation like nothings been saved before. I’m gonna save this nation like Jesus saved Christians. Except, I’ll be able to save you without some silly cross. I don’t like guys who let themselves get nailed to a cross. Real saviors don’t need crosses, they need know-how. And know-how is what you’ll get with President Trump.”
The fake report was quickly shared more than 46,000 times on social media sites. Taken out of context, many were duped into believing that Trump had actually “based Jesus,” and the report claims. But, Free Wood Post isn’t a trusted news source, according to its disclaimer:
Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.
Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.
Given that the only source for this quote is a fake news website, we’re classifying it as fiction.