Donald Trump was on with Don Lemon last night and explained his gaffe from his big speech at Liberty University where said “2 Corinthians” instead of “Second Corinthians.”
Apparently, it was Tony Perkins’ fault:
Can't make it up — Trump blames Tony Perkins for '2 Corinthians’ | https://t.co/9wXiU5qS4N
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) January 21, 2016
Basically Trump was just reading remarks written by Tony Perkins to make him seem Super-Duper Christianish https://t.co/YFaatapOUO
— Marcus Hawkins (@HawkinsUSA) January 21, 2016
Tony Perkins wrote out “2 Corinthians” for Trump assuming Trump would know what that means https://t.co/7wR3PTUt31
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 21, 2016
The Republican presidential front-runner said in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday that Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, had given him notes on what to say when he visited the evangelical university in Lynchburg, Virginia.
“Tony Perkins wrote that out for me — he actually wrote out 2, he wrote out the number 2 Corinthians,” Trump said. “I took exactly what Tony said, and I said, ‘Well Tony has to know better than anybody.’ ”
Trump’s pronunciation of the Bible verse drew laughter from the Christian audience — but he downplayed it, saying his Scottish mother would have said “two Corinthians,” as well.
“It’s a very small deal, but a lot of people in different sections of the world say two, and I’ve had many, many people say that to me. My mother, as you know, was from Scotland, and they say two,” Trump said.