Trump Boasts 'Bible Literacy' Is Making a Comeback in the U.S. Despite Famously Declining to Name a Verse

Trump in 2015: 'The Bible means a lot to me, but I don't want to get into specifics'

U.S. President Donald Trump talking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, November 29, 2018.
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U.S. President Donald Trump boasted on Twitter on Monday about “Biblical literacy” classes making a comeback in the United States.

Trump tweeted, “Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!”

Trump, famously, during his presidential campaign declined to mention any specific knowledge of the Bible. In August of 2015, he was asked on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect" to share his favorite verses and Trump dodged the question.

"I wouldn't want to get into it. Because to me, that's very personal," he said. "The Bible means a lot to me, but I don't want to get into specifics."

Trump during the campaign also claimed that the Bible was his favorite book, just out ranking his bestseller “The Art of the Deal.” Trump also made headlines by saying, that while he believes in God, he has never asked God for forgiveness. Trump largely won the Evangelical Christian vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, despite his many public moral tresspasses.