EDITORIAL | Prophets and Profits: 'The only Bible endorsed by President Trump' can now be yours

(Expulsion of the Merchants from the Temple by Andrei Mironov)
(Expulsion of the Merchants from the Temple by Andrei Mironov)

Over the years, diehard fans of Former President Donald Trump have had all sorts of opportunities to line their hero's pockets.

You could dress head to toe in Trump apparel, from a MAGA hat down to golden "Never Surrender" high top sneakers.

You could try to emulate Trump's success by enrolling in a namesake "university," trading Trump-branded cryptocurrency or investing in Trump digital trading cards.

As evening rolled around you could indulge in a Trump steak, wash it down with Trump water or Trump wine and finish off the evening with a nightcap or two or three of Trump vodka.

No, "The Donald," as he was known before taking on the mantle of "Mr. President," has never been shy about shilling for a wide variety of swag.

And now his fans can make amends for the gaudy garb, the gluttonous fare and all that booze by repenting with "the only Bible endorsed by President Trump."

The "God Bless the USA" Bible sells for a penny under $60 and comes not only with Trump's endorsement, but that of country singer Lee Greenwood as well. In a mix of scripture and patriotism, this good book -- large print, King James Version only -- also includes a "handwritten" chorus of Greenwood's signature tune "God Bless the USA" as well as copies of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Considering Trump's popularity with evangelical Christians, this Bible is sure to be a big seller. Already the website advises that due to high demand, buyers allow four to six weeks for delivery.

How much of each sale will go to Trump is unclear. He doesn't own the company behind it. Trump's name and image were licensed.

Now, his supporters are saying this is just another good business move and shows Trump's financial acumen.

Others are more cynical. They believe the former president is shamelessly exploiting faith and the faithful for personal gain.

Which view is correct? You decide.

We will leave you, though, with a particular Gospel passage. It comes from the Book of Matthew.

"And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."

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