Donald Trump & The 7 Deadly Sins

Donald Trump & The 7 Deadly Sins

Donald Trump & The 7 Deadly Sins

You may have heard the story of Faust, the man who commits the 7 deadly sins and sells his soul to the devil.

The more we hear and learn about Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the more we see that he is guilty of committing the 7 deadly sins.

Here is the list of the 7 deadly sins along with a sampling of quotes by Donald Trump:

1. Lust – an uncontrollable passion or craving, especially for sexual desires
Trump who says “My judgment is great”, cheated on his first wife Ivana with the woman that became his second wife, Marla of whom he admitted he had a hard time remaining faithful, and, he boasts about sleeping with married women:

“If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book [The Art of the Deal], would be a guaranteed best-seller.”

Trump also openly boasts that he is attracted to his own daughter:

“Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father . . . I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

2. Pride – vanity and the excessive view of one’s self without regard to others; seeing oneself as greater than God

“I’m not sure I have ever asked God’s forgiveness. I don’t bring God into that picture.”

“How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” – referring to Dr. Ben Carson’s life story and his accounts of a history of violent outbursts. 

“He is not a war hero…I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”  – referring to Sen. John McCain who was a POW for almost 5 years and was tortured.

“I felt like I was in the military in a true sense because I dealt with the people.”  – referring to his studies at New York Military Academy, despite deferring the draft to serve in the Vietnam War.

“I’ve built an unbelievable company worth billions and billions. I don’t have to hear from this man.” – referring to Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich

“One of the things I have is really good judgment, and I think I have really great temperament… I actually have a great relationship with people…I get along with everybody.”

3. Envy – the desire to possess others’ status, abilities, or situation

“I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany” – referring to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, the most powerful woman in the world who was chosen as Time magazine Person of the Year, 2015.

4. Greed – an excessive pursuit and desire for material wealth or gain
“It’s bigger than Air Force One, which is a step down from this in every way. Rolls-Royce engines; seats 43. Didja know it was featured on the Discovery Channel as the world’s most luxurious jetliner?”  – referring to his private 757 Jet which, is actually not bigger than Air Force One and was not featured on the Discovery Channel.

5. Sloth – excessive laziness or the failure to act and utilize one’s talents

Although, Donald Trump claims he is worth 10 billion dollars (Forbes says his net worth is only 4.5 billion dollars), he has donated very little to charity. AP reports that “tax filings of the Donald J. Trump Foundation show Trump has made no charitable contributions to his own namesake nonprofit since 2008.” Further, Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has given just $1,000 to 9/11-related causes.

6. Wrath – uncontrollable feelings of anger and hate towards another person

“Maybe he should have been roughed up” – saying that the black protestor at his Birmingham rally deserved to be violently treated by white audience members

“I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya” speaking at a campaign rally in Las Vegas about a protestor

“[He is] an embarrassment to Scotland…lives like a pig.” – referring to Michael Forbes who refused to sell his farm to Donald Trump for development

“I’ll bring back waterboarding [as interrogation]…if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway.”

“I hope the boycott of @Macys continues forever. So many people are cutting up their cards. Macy’s stores suck and they are bad for U.S.A.” – Trump calls for a boycott of Macy’s stores following his own personal arguments with Macy’s, hopes they will collapse and then gloats when their shares drop. Macy’s is an American chain which hires American people.

“[I am] calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Even Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu says he rejects Donald Trump’s remarks about Muslims.

“You have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.”   In response, a leading Israeli counter-terrorism expert and a former consultant to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Boaz Ganor, says Trump’s plan would not stop terrorists and would be a war crime.

7. Gluttony – excessive desire to consume more than what one requires

How much is enough? Vera Coking is a widow who lived in her home in Atlantic City, NJ for 35 years. She refused to sell her house to Donald Trump who wanted a parking lot for limousines, and when the government tried to use eminent domain to force her to sell her house and give it to Trump, they lost.

The opposite of the seven deadly sins is the seven virtues of kindness, temperance, charity, humility, self-control, diligence and patience – service to others.

Possibly, Donald Trump has never read the story of Faust who chose the 7 deadly sins over the 7 virtues – the story ends with Faust being damned to eternal hell.

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