A time to celebrate the good news of a new King

The Republican National Committee is very very annoyed with all of you who thought it was calling Trump “the new King.” How very dare you. Just because that’s what they said, is no reason to think that’s what they said. Come on now. Have a little common sense, or faith, or paranoia – one of those. Have a little of it.

Look, here’s what message from RNC honcho Reince Priebus says, so that you can see how totally it did not call Trump the new King:

“Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”

See? See? See? They could not be any clearer. More than 2k years ago, baby Jesus was born, and now, we get to celebrate the good news of a new King. And that new King is…um…I’ve no idea, but it’s OBVIOUSLY NOT TRUMP. How could anyone think it was Trump? Other than the fact that this is the Republican National Committee, and he’s the new Republican president. And the fact that we don’t have any kings. And the fact that if it’s not Trump then who the fuck is it. Other than that, the statement is so clear and so clearly not about Trump.

That touched off a discussion on social media in which some claimed the “King” reference appeared to be about Trump, while others argued that was absurd and that it was clearly about Jesus Christ.

RNC spokesman and incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the reference had nothing to do with Trump. “Christ is the King in the Christian faith,” he told CNN.

Oh. Still on Jesus. But…it said new King. As opposed to old King. Or if not opposed to old King, still new King. Still new. Jesus isn’t new. Jesus has been around a long time – a good deal too long, if you ask me.

Also that claim that he’s “the King” isn’t a slam-dunk either. Usually that’s Elvis. Or in places that have a king then it’s the king. But Jesus? Jesus is supposed to be a man of the people – not like Trump, but for real. Carpenter, hung out with dudes who fished. Not upper class, much less royalty.

ANyway – they say they didn’t mean Trump so we say ok, but you should work on your writing skills a little.

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