Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has made controversial statements again, this time likening former President Donald Trump to historical figures like Jesus Christ and Nelson Mandela.
Speaking during an interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network, MTG compared Trump’s current legal situation to that of Mandela, who was arrested and imprisoned for his opposition to South Africa’s apartheid government, and Jesus Christ, who was arrested and ultimately murdered by the Roman government.
“President Trump is joining some of the most incredible people in history in being arrested today. Nelson Mandela was arrested, served time in prison. Jesus was arrested and murdered by the Roman government,” MTG said while waiting for Trump to be booked and arraigned in New York City.
MTG went on to say that Trump is now part of a long line of people who have been persecuted by corrupt governments throughout history. “It’s beginning, today, in New York City and I just can’t believe it’s happening but I’ll always support him, he’s done nothing wrong,” she said.
However, Trump is facing more than 30 counts of business-related fraud, including an alleged $130,000 payment to p*rn star Stormy Daniels to silence her about their supposed affair. This has led many to question the comparison made by MTG.
It is not the first time that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has sparked controversy with her statements.
She has previously promoted conspiracy theories, made derogatory comments about minorities, and endorsed violence against Democratic politicians.
The comparison between Trump and historical figures has drawn widespread criticism, with many pointing out the stark differences between their situations.
“Comparing Donald Trump to Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ is beyond absurd. It is disrespectful to their legacies and to the millions of people who suffered and died under apartheid and the Roman Empire,” said one Twitter user.
Some have criticized her for using religion to justify her political views, while others have accused her of attempting to deflect attention from Trump’s legal troubles.
While MTG’s comments have been widely criticized, they have also gained her support from some of Trump’s supporters.
Overall, MTG’s comments have sparked controversy and drawn attention to her divisive views.
Whether they will have any impact on Trump’s legal situation remains to be seen…