Information relevant to assessing the fitness of Donald Trump to be President of the United States.

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Faith

Trump has made several statements about his faith, some of which are summarized below:

Presbyterian

Mr. Trump says he is Presbyterian. There is a movement in the Presbyterian church to have him kicked out although the Presbyterian headquarters has been unable to find which church he is a member of. The Presbyterian church has also sent him a letter essentially admonishing him for his statements on immigration.

Communion

This is how he describes receiving Holy Communion:

"When I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said. “I think in terms of ‘let’s go on and let’s make it right.’"

When attending church just prior to the Iowa caucus, Trump mistakenly tried to donate money by putting it on the silver plate used for communion.

Bible

Trump claims to read the Bible, but has declined to name his favorite passage. He has stated that his Art of the Deal is second only to the Bible.

During the Iowa primary, he displayed the Bible given to him by his mother as part of his pitch to evangelicals.

When making a speech at Liberty University, Trump read a passage from the Bible, desribing it as "Two Corinthians" instead of the more customary "Second Corinthians."

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References

(1) Michael Barbaro, "'My Little Cracker,' a Donald Trump Story," Patheos, July 21, 2015, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2015/07/21/my-little-cracker-a-donald-trump-story/

(2) Eugene Scott, "Trump believes in God but has never sought forgiveness," CNN Politics, July 18, 2015, http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/18/politics/trump-has-never-sought-forgiveness/index.html

(3) Matt Viser, "Donald Trump strikes a chord - with evangelicals," Boston Globe, Sept. 15, 2015, http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2015/09/14/donald-trump-leading-among-evangelical-voters-despite-multiple-marriages-and-past-support-abortion-rights/yYaJO34EAm5QJtNCdZ84NL/story.html

(4) "Trump: My Favorite Book is 'The Bible!'; Second is 'Art of the Deal,'" RealClearPolitics, August 12, 2015, http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/08/12/trump_art_of_the_deal_is_my_second_favorite_book_first_is_the_bible.html

(5) Eugene Scott, "Trump says Bible is his favorite book, but declines to share favorite verse," CNN Politics, August 27, 2015, http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/27/politics/donald-trump-favorite-bible-verses/

(6) Jack Jenkins, "Members of Trump's Christian Denomination Are Trying To See If They Can Kick Him Out," ThinkProgress.org, Dec. 10, 2015, http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/10/3730849/trump-presbyterian-excommunication/

(7) WDRB News, "Louisville-based Presbyterian headquarters addresses call to revoke Trump's membership," WDRB.com, Dec. 11, 2015, http://www.wdrb.com/story/30725430/louisville-based-presbyterian-headquarters-sends-open-letter-to-donald-trump-after-comments-on-muslims

(8) Sarah Pulliam Bailey, "Donald Trump almost put money in the Communion plate at a church in Iowa," Washington Post, February 1, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/02/01/donald-trump-accidentally-put-money-in-the-communion-plate-at-a-church-in-iowa/

(9) Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein, "Donald Trump: 'Two Corinthians 3:17. That's the whole ballgame, right?", Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 24, 2016, http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/01/19/donald-trump-two-corinthians-317-thats-the-whole-ballgame-right/

(10) Reena Flores, "Donald Trump shows off Bible in pitch to evangelicals," CBSNews.com, January 30, 2016, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-bible-last-minute-pitch-to-evangelicals-ahead-of-iowa-caucuses-election-2016/