MTG Says Trump Is a ‘Convicted Felon’ Just Like Jesus

The MAGA speakers who preceded Donald Trump at his Las Vegas rally evoked religious language to describe their leader. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene compared Trump to Jesus, saying that the messiah was also “a convicted felon.”

“The Democrats and the fake news media want to constantly talk about ‘President Trump is a convicted felon,'” the congresswoman told the crowd. “Well, you want to know something? The man that I worship is also a convicted felon. And he was murdered on a Roman cross.”

This isn’t Greene’s first time saying Trump is just like Jesus. On the day of Trump’s New York arrest in April 2023, Greene told Right Side Broadcasting Network, “Trump is joining some of the most incredible people in history being arrested today. Nelson Mandela was arrested, served time in prison. Jesus — Jesus was arrested and murdered by the Roman government.”

She continued, “There have been many people throughout history that have been arrested and persecuted by radical, corrupt governments, and it’s beginning today in New York City. I just can’t believe it’s happening, but I’ll always support him. He’s done nothing wrong.”

Another speaker at Trump’s Vegas rally, Nevada Republican Party Chair Michael McDonald, likened Trump to God. “What more can be said than, thank God we’re here in Sunset Park to worship and bring back the greatest president we’ve ever known in our generation.”

Attendees at the rally will need a miracle if they want to keep cool. Las Vegas temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees on Sunday, and many rally seats appear to be in areas with little to no shade. Rally organizers are handing out water bottles as attendees wait in line to help prevent dehydration. The campaign told The Washington Post that “ample medical staff will be present.” They added that “limited tent space with shade and air conditioning” will be available “on a first-come, first-served basis.”

According to Climate Central, human-caused climate change is responsible for the recent unusually warm temperatures in the southwest United States. Trump, however, has repeatedly denied the impact of climate change.

When Trump spoke in Phoenix last Thursday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in the city, and 11 people were transported to the hospital with heat exhaustion, according to fire department officials.

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