DONALD Trump was apparently cheered on by "MAGA nuns" who held up bibles while he addressed his supporters in Ohio.
The women wearing habits, "MAGA" masks, and holding rosary beads were pictured behind Trump at his campaign rally in Circleville on Saturday.
⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updatesThe women wore habits, held rosary heads, and held up a Bible at Donald Trump's rally yesterday Credit: Reuters The crowd and three 'nuns' cheered whenever the president referenced God Credit: AP:Associated Press
The nuns were spotted cheering when Trump invoked God and seen holding up Bibles.
"This can’t be real," said Twitter user, who shared an image of the women.
"The #MAGA nuns love Trump!" tweeted one of his supporters but others questioned the authenticity of the holy sisters.
"Trump is operating in desperation mode," claimed a third person, while a fourth said "I’m willing to bet anything I’ve got that those 'nuns' are plants, bought and paid for by the Trump campaign."'Nuns' wearing masks displaying MAGA masks listen as Trump speaks during the campaign rally Credit: AFP or licensors The women wearing purple habits and 'MAGA' masks were pictured in OhioCredit: Reuters
"It’s a pathetic attempt to grab up votes for a losing cause," they added.
"Not real nuns, he found them on craigs list [sic]. Real nuns don't look unkept," commented a fifth person.
"[I wonder if] the nuns approve of him cheating on his pregnant wife with a porn star," pondered another user in an apparent reference to his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels.
Daniels claimed she was paid hush money to stay quiet about their relationship which took place after the birth of his son Barron – an allegation Trump has repeatedly denied.
But others on Twitter were convinced it was a sign the president was "holding up God's Word."Tweets about the 'MAGA nuns' were mixedCredit: Twitter Some people were delighted by the nuns' presence Credit: Twitter They rapidly went viral on social media Credit: Twitter 'Are there MAGA nuns?' one person queried Credit: Twitter Others were delighted when they saw the 'nuns' wearing MAGA masksCredit: Twitter
"They made sure that God was right behind our President, guiding him, protecting him," one person said.
"Btw, I have the same exact Bible, it's a scripture study bible," they added. "Excellent for bible study."
"Gotta love the nuns with the MAGA masks behind Trump," agreed another Trump fan.
The "nuns" cheered along with the audience when Trump started talking about the Hunter Biden "Ukraine, crack, and sex" scandal.Trump who was a Presbyterian has now declared that he's a non-denominational ChristianCredit: AP:Associated Press Trump, who is running against Biden, was propelled to victory in 2016 due largely to white evangelicals Credit: Splash News
The president commented that it was "amazing the way God works" and got more applause when he said "we will live by the timeless words of our national motto: In God we trust."
Trump, who was a Presbyterian, revealed that he now identifies as a non-denominational Christian.
Speaking to the Religious News Service, he said: “Though I was confirmed at a Presbyterian church as a child, I now consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian."
He also credited God with his recovery from Covid-19.
“I said, ‘There were miracles coming down from heaven.’ I meant it — Melania and I are very thankful to God for looking out for our family and returning us to good health,” he added.
In 2016, white evangelicals helped Trump's triumphant win over Hillary Clinton and made up roughly a quarter of the electorate.
Around 81 percent of them voted for Trump, according to The Washington Post.The crowd roared whenever Trump discussed divine interventionCredit: Getty Images - Getty His rival Biden, pictured with his wife Jill, is a practicing CatholicCredit: EPA Supporters cheer as US President Donald Trump's motorcade arrive at a campaign rally at Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, OhioCredit: AFP or licensors Fans listen to US President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville on October 24Credit: AFP or licensors Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking back in March Credit: Splash News Trump delivers remarks during a MAGA rally at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds on SaturdayCredit: Alamy Live News
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