Did the RNC Compare Trump to Jesus in Their Christmas Press Release?

People are outraged and bewildered by what they perceived to be the Republican National Committee (RNC) comparing the President-elect to Jesus, ostensibly referring to Trump as “a new King.”

However, in context, there wasn’t any comparison or reference to Trump. It was simply a Christmas message that they sent out on December 25. Here was the first paragraph of their press release:

“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.”

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So, the offensive part is the third sentence: “Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”

People actually thought the RNC was referring to Trump as “a new King,” and therefore comparing him to Jesus. Here’s a Twitter list compiled by HotAir:

Sean Spicer – RNC spokesman and incoming White House press secretary – responded:

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