Trump claims only Jesus Christ more famous than him, Internet says he's 'plagiarizing from John Lennon'

'Someone said to me the other day, you're the most famous person in the world by far. I said no, I'm not... they said who's more famous? I said Jesus Christ,' Trump told his followers

                            Trump claims only Jesus Christ more famous than him, Internet says he's 'plagiarizing from John Lennon'
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President Donald Trump while addressing a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday, October 15, said that only Jesus Christ is more famous than him. Speaking to his dedicated band of followers, the POTUS revealed that there is only one person, past or present, who is more popular than him: the son of the Christian God. Trump said, "Someone said to me the other day, 'you're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'no, I'm not'... they said, 'who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ'."

His comments drew a lot of praise and cheers from the crowd that was present before him. Trump further added, "I'm not taking any chances ... I'm not having any arguments — Jesus Christ! And let me look up and I'll say it's not even close," The Hill reports. He then went on to throw some shade at his rival and Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and extended his condolences over the news that his two aides had tested positive for Covid-19. While pointing to the sky, the president said, "Masks, no masks, everything, you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the boss."

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Trump's comments were met with a lot of backlash online from social media users. Many recalled John Lennon's remark in 1966, when he said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." A user said, "The devil is pretty well-known, too." while another posted, "Trump got that from John Lennon, in the time of The Beatles. Trump is plagiarizing." One wrote, "Blasphemy. I'm calling this charlatan out. Who else is with me?" Another commented, "As Jesus is the polar opposite in every way, you'd think he could use that as a learning experience. If the opposite of you is God, then you're the...." "Jesus is going to have a good ole fashioned talkin’ to you if you’re lucky enough to ever meet him one day," wrote another outraged user.








Yet another user chimed in, "We're in the middle of an uncontrolled pandemic, a Depression, millions unemployed, our quality of life seriously altered, and he thinks he's the comedian in chief." Many other social media users had pointed out how John Lennon from The Beatles had said something similar and received a lot of hate over it. One user referred to that incident and said, "Didn't a bunch of religious conservatives start burning Beatles records because of the exact same comment?" Another added, "Last person to say that was John Lennon and he caught serious hell from conservative Christians for saying it. Lots of Beatles albums burnt over that."




Trump's comments come around a week after his son, Eric Trump, claimed that his father "literally saved Christianity" from "atheist & far-left Democrats" in the United States. While speaking on a conservative radio show in North Dakota on October 2, Eric had described Trump as a religious savior. Eric spoke to WZFG and told the pro-Trump hosts, "He literally saved Christianity, there's a war on faith in this country by the other side. I mean, the Democratic Party, the far left, has become the party of the quote-unquote atheist, they want to attack Christianity, they want to close churches. They're totally fine keeping liquor stores open, but they want to close churches all over the country."