The president’s religious scapeclutch is not a “religious gift” for him, as the White House announced Friday.
The president does not claim to have any religious beliefs.
But he does say he believes in God, he is a Christian, and his “faith and belief have been tested by this presidency,” according to his Christian Advocates.
That doesn’t mean the president believes in a deity, and he is not bound by the “spiritual” rules of the Whitehouse.
The White House statement did not mention whether Trump was a Christian or not.
“The president is a man of faith,” said the statement from a spokesperson.
“He does not believe in a single divine power.
In fact, he believes there are many beings of many forms that are greater than God.
We know this because of the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
A number of the President’s statements and actions have been deemed to be controversial by the religious right, including his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
But the religious conservatives have been quick to point out that Trump is not breaking any new ground with his actions.
“Donald Trump is no more than a man in a suit with a suit and tie who does not know what he is doing,” said Sarah Palin, who runs the Christian Coalition, a religious conservative group that was the driving force behind the 2012 tea party movement.
“It’s like saying there are two genders in a man and a woman.
The President is not one of them.”
And the president has been a frequent critic of the religious establishment.
In 2014, he tweeted that “the Pope is not my priest” after a Vatican report said that Pope Francis had sexually abused children.
“I have a great deal of respect for the Pope, but I do not agree with everything he has to say,” Trump tweeted in response.
“If he was my priest, I would fire him.”