Video: 'SNL' Tackles Trump's Bible-Selling Business

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.31 - 2024 1:05 PM CET

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In an 'SNL' sketch that's nothing short of biblical, Trump's Easter fundraising effort turns into a heavenly parody.

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"Saturday Night Live" took a swing at Donald Trump's latest fundraising endeavor this Easter season, leaving no stone unturned in their comedic critique of his attempt to sell Bibles.

The skit, led by Ramy Youssef and featuring James Austin Johnson in his renowned Trump impersonation, started off with a bang, as Johnson's Trump compared himself to Jesus Christ—a comparison he jokingly claimed to be universally accepted.

As the skit unfolded, the audience learned that Trump has been peddling a special edition Bible, humorously dubbed the "God Bless the USA Bible."

Priced at $59.99, this holy book is not your standard scripture. Alongside the sacred texts, buyers will find an eclectic mix of documents, including the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and even the handwritten chorus to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."

The venture, seemingly a bid to keep up with President Joe Biden's fundraising achievements, was spotlighted just as the November election looms. Jaime Harrison of the Democratic National Committee highlighted the desperation of Trump's campaign, contrasting it with the Democrats' grassroots fundraising success.

A Holy Book Like No Other

In the SNL portrayal, Johnson's Trump professes his love for the Bible, claiming it to be his favorite book and humorously admitting to having read it.

He touts the special Bible as not just a religious text but a collector's item filled with "beautiful" illustrations—one of which supposedly features Trump himself in the Garden of Eden, but with a notably more athletic physique.

But it's not just about the money, Johnson's Trump insists. The venture is framed as a glorification of God, though the punchline hints at financial gain and pandering as the true motivations.

The Bible, described as "even better" by the faux Trump, humorously includes not just biblical stories but also the Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and perhaps even the Miranda rights—adding a layer of satire to the already outlandish product description.

Watch the sketch below:

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