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RNC appears to compare Trump with Christ then denies it and blames the media

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Donald Trump on his Thank You tour.Photo: Associated Press

The Republican National Committee released a Christmas message yesterday that appeared to compare President-elect Donald Trump with the birth of Jesus Christ.

“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,” the offending section of the statement read.

Progressives erupted with disgust and shock that the Republican Party would seemingly compare Donald “if you’re famous you can sexually assault women” Trump to Christ, on Christmas no less.

Now it is the Republicans turn to play the outrage card, claiming they never compared Trump to Jesus and that they can’t believe anyone would have read it that way.

Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer telling BuzzFeed in an email, “I hope you are kidding. Christ is the King in the Christian faith. To ask this on Christmas is frankly offensive.”

Spicer also took to Twitter to make the case that the King in the RNC Christmas message was referring to Jesus.

While you may think Trump and Jesus “don’t expect to find rich people in heaven” Christ have nothing in common, he seems to think they share at least one trait: a big ego.

When asked in an interview with Playboy, a framed copy of which he was photographed standing in front of with Jerry Falwell, Jr., how big a role ego played in his deal making and enjoyment of publicity, he claimed every successful person has a large ego.

“Every successful person? Mother Teresa? Jesus Christ?” the interviewer asked.

“Far greater egos than you will ever understand,” Trump answered.

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