Fact Check

Trump Attacks God in Tweetstorm

No, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not really lash out at God in a series of blasphemous tweets. It's a satire.

Published Aug 24, 2016

Image Via TheGoodLordAbove.com
Donald Trump issued a series of angry tweets calling God a "dope," a "clown," and a "loser."

Real estate tycoon-cum-presidential candidate Donald R. Trump is legendary for his high-octane Twitter feuds, having blasted — and been blasted in return by — a veritable pantheon of high-profile media personalities.

He called HBO comedian Bill Maher a "dummy," for example:

After singer Cher tweeted insulting remarks about him, Trump took her to task over her "dying career":

He belittled Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as a "massive failure":

And he not only questioned President Obama's mental health but also called him a "psycho":

Many people weren't surprised, then, when a series of tweets surfaced appearing to show Trump going after God Himself, dismissing the creator of the universe as a "one of the dumbest and worst jerks of all time," a "dope" and a "clown":


Except that, unlike the previous examples, these tweets weren't real. They were the centerpiece of a spoof dreamed up by the folks who run a satirical web site called TheGoodLordAbove, which purports to be God's own web presence. The site's disclaimer reads as follows:

Thou shalt remember that The First Amendment protects satire as a form of free speech and expression. TheGoodLordAbove uses invented names in all of its stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental. TheGoodLordAbove is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.

Donald Trump has never, to our knowledge, actually tweeted smack about God. But stay tuned.

David Emery is a Portland-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends.

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