Donald Trump cites ‘Two Corinthians’ while speaking at Liberty University

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University Jan. 18, 2016 in Lynchburg, Va. A billionaire real estate mogul and reality television personality, Trump addressed students and guests at the non-profit, private Christian university that was founded in 1971 by evangelical Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University Jan. 18, 2016 in Lynchburg, Va. A billionaire real estate mogul and reality television personality, Trump addressed students and guests at the non-profit, private Christian university that was founded in 1971 by evangelical Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Donald Trump sparked quite a bit of laughter Monday when he attempted to quote the Bible to students at Liberty University, a Christian school in Lynchburg, Va.

Unfortunately, when citing Second Corinthians, one of the books in the New Testament, he flubbed the name and pronounced it “Two Corinthians.”

Here’s what he said:

“We’re going to protect Christianity. And I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct. We’re going to protect it. You know — and I ask Jerry [Falwell] and I ask some of the folks because I hear that this is a major theme right here, but Two Corinthians right? Two Corinthians 3:17, that’s the whole ball game. ‘Where the spirit of the Lord’– right– ‘Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’ And here there is Liberty University. It is so true.”

That was enough to set off a social media firestorm — but Trump didn’t stop there.

According to CNN, Trump’s use of the word “hell” in reference to the U.S. conflict in the Middle East also sparked comments on Yik Yak, an anonymous commenting website.


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