Trump visited a church today after golfing. He was in Virginia. The shooting was never mentioned. And Trump said no words, was there a few minutes, then left. It was another PR stunt. Trump is beyond disgusting. Look at him smiling. pic.twitter.com/sknUsdxIMq
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 2, 2019
I saw yesterday on social media that people were giving Trump trouble for his appearance at one of those hopped-up megachurches. Something about his showing up in golf shoes, or failing to mention the Virginia Beach shooting, or whatever.
But hey, let’s give the guy credit for one thing: This is the first time I’ve seen a picture of the man in a decade or two in which he looks like he has hair that belongs to an actual earthling. No Flock of Seagulls or whatever you call that usual extraterrestrial do of his.
He just looks like a guy who needs a haircut, whose hair is kind of slicked back by sweat because he’s been out playing golf wearing a hat. Specifically, a circa-1975 used car salesman who’s been out playing golf wearing a hat.
But however one describes it, it’s the most normal look I’ve seen on the guy in a generation. It’s humanizing. Admittedly, it’s not much, but it’s something…
I’ve been reading about President Trump’s appearance on David Platt’s Facebook page. Platt is a dedicated pastor who has been very careful not to politicize his ministry. He had no idea President Trump was coming until after he gave his Sunday message and was preparing for communion. He was called away to the phone in the middle of the service and informed of the visit just before President Trump arrived. Platt did not sign on to Franklin Graham ‘s call to set aside Sunday June 2 as a day of prayer for Pres. Trump. Nevertheless, he did pray for the president as instructed in scripture to pray for all rulers. It was an excellent prayer.
Thanks for sharing that, Pat. I think your comment officially qualifies as being way deeper and more thoughtful than my own… 🙂
But you did point out that his hair looked more like your standard, everyday mullet.
Sure, I touched on the finer points… 🙂
Actually, not a mullet. It’s more related to something from the ’50s, sort of a classic greaser look…
Sorry I got serious on ya. I almost didn’t recognize him with his hair slicked back like that. Used car salesmen or snake oil huckster was what came to mind.
The pastor definitely didn’t pray along the lines called for by Graham to strengthen Trump “”against his enemies.” Apparently the applause for the President given by some of the congregation as he left was not joined by the pastor, whom you pointed out has stayed away from the group-think Trump has enjoyed from many “evangelical” leaders.
Glad the President could work-in a few minutes of worship into his busy Sunday – he likely thought that more of the worship would be directed his way.
Dr. David Platt is a wonder Christian minister. He’s a deep thinker and he’s an amazing speaker. He is wise beyond his years. He’s the former President of the Interanational Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and designed that position to go back to being a full time pastor.
Yes, this was not Platt’s idea but he also would never turn down anyone requesting prayer. The President and his staff put him and this church in a very difficult position. I’m sure the trump didn’t care because he has no appreciation for such things.