Media thinks RNC reference to Christmas ‘King’ meant Trump
Describing Jesus as “King” is as old as Christianity itself, but the implication was lost on media mavens who accused the Republican National Committee of referring to Donald Trump.
A brouhaha erupted on social media after the RNC issued a Christmas message with the line, “this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”
The result was a rash of social-media posts declaring that the RNC was describing Mr. Trump as “a new King.”
RawStory listed a host of tweets from those blasting the RNC for the message, such as Ryan Rosenblatt of Fox Sports, who said, “The @GOP is comparing Trump to Jesus and calls him our ‘new King’ because delusion and terror don’t take a break for Christmas.”
RNC spokesman Sean Spicer appeared stunned by the question when contacted Sunday by media outlets, including CNN Politics and BuzzFeed.
“I hope you are kidding,” Mr. Spicer said in an email, according to BuzzFeed. “Christ is the King in the Christian faith. To ask this on Christmas is frankly offensive.”
Mr. Spicer, who has been named Trump White House press secretary, added in a late Christmas post, “Christ is the King. He was born today so we could be saved. [It’s] sad & disappointing you are politicizing such a holy day.”