NewsFormer President Trump Markets 'God Bless The USA Bible' Amid Financial Struggles

Former President Trump Markets 'God Bless The USA Bible' Amid Financial Struggles

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Donald Trump is seen on March 25, 2024 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrea Renault/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Donald Trump is seen on March 25, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Andrea Renault/Star Max/GC Images)
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12:02 PM EDT, March 27, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has embarked on a new venture to sell Bibles; a decision critics say is aimed at financing his political campaign and legal defenses. On Tuesday, Trump announced the sale of the "God Bless The USA Bible" on his Truth Social platform, pairing the announcement with a call to "Make America Pray Again" during the lead-up to Good Friday and Easter.

The Bible, retailing for $59.99, includes not only religious texts but also foundational documents of the United States, such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as a handwritten chorus of Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem, "God Bless The USA." Greenwood, known for his anthem that features at Trump's rallies, is partnering with Trump in this endeavor.

Despite the product's website assertion that the Bible is apolitical, the timing and nature of the venture have ignited debate. The former president's financial motivations are under scrutiny, especially following a New York appeals court's recent decision requiring him to post a $175 million bond related to a bank fraud case alongside a $92 million bond for defamation lawsuits.

The announcement has drawn sharp criticism from political opponents and anti-Trump groups. Sarafina Chitika, a senior spokesperson for President Joe Biden's reelection campaign, recalled an incident where Trump was criticized for using a Bible for a photo opportunity during protests. The Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump have also derided the venture, highlighting Trump's financial desperation and opportunistic use of religious symbolism.

Donald J. Trump post on his TruthSocial
Donald J. Trump post on his TruthSocial© TruthSocial | Donald J. Trump

Trump's initiative to sell Bibles comes as his campaign funds lag behind those of President Joe Biden, underscoring a broader strategy to appeal to his base by invoking religious themes and claims of persecution against Christians.

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