Twice-impeached, former President Donald Trump is scheduled to break his post-presidency silence with a keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday.
As CPAC gears up for the weekend conference, a bizarre video posted by Bloomberg News’ William Turton shows that CPAC will even feature a literal gold statue of the former one-term president.
Many Twitter users noted that a gold Trump statue would seem to violate biblical commandments against idolatry, and it drew comparisons to the golden calf idol destroyed by Moses in the Old Testament.
Here’s how some Twitter users are reacting to the golden statue:
Completely normal. Not batshit crazy at all. https://t.co/N72sFcSyI9
— Josh Moon 🇺🇸 (@Josh_Moon) February 26, 2021
Instead of worshipping a golden calf, the GOP worship a golden crook. https://t.co/YkNqKjCtTA
— Jamie Dissent (@JamesDissent) February 26, 2021
We always knew these MAGAts and evangelicals were fake Christian heretics. They finally broke out the golden calf.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) February 26, 2021
Certified Public Accountants Convention infiltrated by cultists worshipping golden ass. https://t.co/9taFVE274F
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) February 26, 2021
You really can’t make this shit up.
1st 2 Commandments.
You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me.
You Shall Not Make Idols.
According to the Bible, the golden calf was an idol made by the Israelites when Moses went up to Mount Sinai. Also known as the Sin of the Calf. https://t.co/opN43JUrP8
— Andrew Goss 👊USAF👊 (@Goss30Goss) February 26, 2021
Textual citation, Exodus 32:7-9. (Don’t even *think* there’s a subtext.) #TrumpCalf pic.twitter.com/d2jInsL1yH
— Whit Stillman (@WhitStillman) February 26, 2021
I mean, everyone knows Trump has violated a bunch of the 10 Commandments and they still supported him so what’s a golden idol among friends? https://t.co/oyzNTbne3V
— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) February 26, 2021
A golden statue of Trump is as good a summary of CPAC as one could possibly make. pic.twitter.com/tW0zFobjyh
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 26, 2021
Golden calf not available? https://t.co/GlQD62dBc6
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 26, 2021
Seriously, did these folks not read the Old Testament? pic.twitter.com/cjGReyGMYv
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) February 26, 2021