President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE said Thursday at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., that only Jesus Christ is more famous than he is.
"Someone said to me the other day, 'you're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'no, I'm not'... they said, 'who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ'," Trump recounted, prompting cheers from his crowd of supporters.
"Someone said to me the other day, 'you're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'no I'm not' ... they said, 'who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ'" -- Trump pic.twitter.com/KaGTYIHdxO— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 15, 2020
The president added, "I'm not taking any chances ... I'm not having any arguments — Jesus Christ!"
"And let me look up and I'll say it's not even close," Trump said, looking to the sky.
Before he lauded Jesus, Trump extended condolences to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris host 'family' Hanukkah celebration with more than 150 guests Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate looks to break defense bill stalemate MORE's campaign team regarding the news of two aides testing positive for COVID-19.
"Masks, no masks, everything, you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the boss," Trump said, pointing to the sky.
Trump's John Lennon-esque comments come one week after his son Eric TrumpEric TrumpJan. 6 organizers used burner phones to communicate with White House: report Mary Trump calls Donald Trump Jr. her 'stupidest' relative Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits MORE claimed the president "literally saved Christianity."
“The Democratic Party, the far left, has become the party of the ‘atheists,’ and they want to attack Christianity, they want to close churches, they’re totally fine keeping liquor stores open,” the younger Trump said on a North Dakota radio show, referring to some governors' coronavirus restrictions.
Biden, a practicing Catholic, has sought to make inroads among evangelical Christian voters, who overwhelmingly backed Trump in 2016. More than 1,600 faith leaders endorsed Biden last week, reportedly the largest group in modern history to back a Democratic presidential candidate.