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Mary Trump, the estranged niece of former President Donald Trump, criticized her uncle’s endorsement of a “God Bless the USA Bible,” saying that he has never prayed in his life. In a video message shared on social media, Trump promoted the Bible, which is named after the Lee Greenwood song often played at his campaign events. The Bible includes various patriotic elements such as the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and Pledge of Allegiance, and is being sold for $59.99. Trump expressed the importance of having this Bible for one’s heart and soul, but Mary Trump dismissed it as not genuine and stated that it would burst into flames if it were real.

Former President Trump has previously connected with White evangelical voters and has emphasized his Christian faith during his campaigns. His recent endorsement of the “God Bless the USA Bible” follows a post on his Truth Social account in which his followers compared him to Jesus Christ. The Bible is being marketed as non-political and unrelated to any campaign. It is only offered in the King James version and is endorsed by Trump under a paid license from CIC Ventures LLC, with the possibility of the license being revoked. Critics on social media, including the X account Republicans Against Trump and The Lincoln Project, have mocked Trump’s sale of the Bible as an act of desperation for cash.

Trump’s supporters and detractors alike have commented on his latest venture, with some questioning how much money he will make from the sale of the Bible. While he is receiving royalties from purchases, Trump is not directly selling the Bible himself. This move is seen as a continuation of Trump’s efforts to remain in the public eye and maintain relevance following his presidency. Despite criticism from his niece and others, Trump continues to engage with his supporters and promote products that align with his brand and messaging. The sale of the “God Bless the USA Bible” is just one example of how Trump is leveraging his influence for financial gain.

Mary Trump’s public remarks about her uncle’s lack of prayer life and the authenticity of the Bible being sold reflect the ongoing tension within the Trump family. Her criticisms are part of a broader pattern of public dissent against her uncle, which she has maintained through her writing and social media presence. As Trump continues to navigate his post-presidential life, he faces scrutiny and backlash from those who question the sincerity of his actions and the extent of his commitment to faith. The controversy surrounding the sale of the Bible serves as a reminder of the complex dynamics at play within the Trump family and the ongoing debates about his legacy and influence in American politics.

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