And unto us a child is born

So did everybody hear the Good News? Donald Trump is Jesus. Or at least just like Jesus. That is, if you listen to the Republican party, and Trump’s own incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who is also the current head of the GOP.

You see, in yesterday’s Christmas greeting to the world, the Republican party announced that this year we had a “new king” bringing “good news.” It sure sounded like the Republican party, and Trump’s own White house staffer, was comparing Trump’s election to the birth of Jesus — on Christmas day, no less!

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Then to add insult to injury, Trump’s staff compared Princess Donald to Princess Diana.

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Oh, but it gets better. When asked what exactly the GOP was implying about Donald Trump, incoming White House communications director and/or press secretary* Sean Spicer accused the media of “attacking Christ.” (There was a bit of intrigue yesterday when the previous incoming communications director, Jason Miller, resigned under a whiff of a scandal.)

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Um. Buzzfeed asked the incoming Trump White House what exactly they were suggesting about Trump and his election. Trump’s campaign took this as an “attack on Christ.” It’s not an attack on Christ unless Trump himself is Christ. Not to mention, where did Buzzfeed attack anyone? And what is the incoming White House communications director doing repping a deity?

The thing is, the reason so many people believed that the RNC had just compared Trump to Jesus on Christmas day is because it’s the kind of thing everyone believed Trump would do. Heck, a few days before they compared Trump to Lady Di. These are not shy people. And the response from incoming communications director Sean Spicer, who earned a reputation of being kind of a jerk during the campaign, and has done little to dispel it throughout this episode, only buttresses the impression that this is an arrogant bunch moving into the people’s house.

So rather than focus so much on how offended baby Jesus is, the incoming White House should ask themselves why so many people are so quick to believe such unbelievable arrogance of the rich guy who’s done little in his life to help anyone but himself.

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