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.”
WATCH: @realDonaldTrump: "Two Corinthians…"
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 18, 2016
Crowd grumbles when Trump refers to "Two Corinthians." Students correct him, saying it's supposed to be "Second Corinthians “
— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) January 18, 2016
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.
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) January 18, 2016
Getting the general impression that by saying 2 Corinthians rather Second Corinthians, Trump schlonged his Biblical reference
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 18, 2016
Two Corinthians and a Samaritan walk into a room
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) January 18, 2016
I saw Two Corinthians open for Third Eye Blind https://t.co/hZz99UGnQ5
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 18, 2016