After President Donald Trump’s infamous “fake news” press conference on Thursday, conservative author Anne Coulter seemed to go off the deep end.
“Trump is already head of state,” Coulter tweeted. “After that press conference, in my eyes, he’s now head of church.” That tweet received over 2,600 retweets and 11,600 likes.
Trump is already head of state. After that press conference, in my eyes, he's now head of church.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 16, 2017
Coulter is a Christian, more specifically a Presbyterian, so she undoubtedly knows better. According to the Bible, Jesus Christ came to bring the Kingdom of God to Earth, and the very act that designates whether a person is Christian or not is the declaration “Jesus is lord.” (Romans 10:9 — “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”) Jesus, not Donald Trump, is head of the church.
Indeed, Coulter has written that “Christianity fuels everything I write.” So she likely knows this, and merely meant “head of church” for Internet viral effect. Even so, that’s rather epic trolling, with the risk that many Christians will take her less seriously. After all, this is the commentator who wrote Godless: The Church of Liberalism.
But even in a radio interview after her tweet, Coulter referred to the president as “the emperor god Trump,” and it didn’t sound like she was joking. (Check out the audio below.)
The more Coulter becomes a mere cheerleader for Trump, rather than a conservative commentator, the more she will lose credibility among those who once counted her a good conservative pundit. And that’s a shame.