Me­dia thinks RNC ref­er­ence to Christ­mas ‘King’ meant Trump

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Va­lerie Richard­son

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.”

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