For a day or so now, this picture has been all over social media. It shows a yard sign reading “God bows down to President Donald Trump.”
It’s a clear indication that some Christians have been completely brainwashed under this administration… or is it?
It turns out that’s not a sign posted by a delusional Trump cultist. Rather, it was posted by a Trump critic to highlight the very brainwashing we’re all mocking.
According to an October article from the local Patch, 66-year-old David Sander has been putting up these signs for months as a display of “political humor.”
Snopes summarized everything this way:
In this particular case, Sander’s “God Bows Down to Trump” campaign sign display was meant to be taken ironically (or “satirically”) rather than literally — it was mocking Trump and the sentiment expressed in the text rather than promoting them.
Just because it’s a real picture doesn’t mean the sign is meant to be taken seriously. But the fact that the joke wasn’t obvious tells you that MAGA cultism among conservative Christians is hardly a myth.
This sign may be satirical, but their devotion to Trump even at the expense of their stated Christian values is all too real.