|Don't be surprised. You just KNEW someone would be coming out with this.|
Impeachment or no impeachment, removal or no removal, I sincerely hope that Trump's legacy will include how he unleashed a "grifter class" on America. From conspiracy theory spewing slop artists to propaganda rags to Twitter bomb-throwing shysters, a segment of hucksters felt emboldened by Trump ascension to the highest office to grab a moment for themselves in the spotlight hoping to gain attention and few bucks.
And no where is this more prominent than in right-wing evangelical circle. Trump has given them an unwritten, self-appointed mandate to hustle and sell their wares. Trump's personal pastor Paula White,(or as I call her - "Sister Hot Mess) is just one of many.
Disgraced former PTL head Jim Bakker is another. He has hopped with both feet on the Trump train, as you can see via this tweet in which he and another religious leader are selling a coin which is then supposed to be used to pray for Trump possible re-election. It can be yours for $45.
For $45, Lance Wallnau and Jim Bakker will sell you a Trump/Cyrus coin that you can use as a "point of contact" between you and God as you pray for Trump's re-election in 2020. pic.twitter.com/EwKgGL7sNp— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) May 14, 2019
Before Trump came along, Bakker was promoting "emergency food buckets," which he encouraged people to buy in case of an "apocalypse."