Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for Congress in a Special Election (March 13). Rick is a great guy. We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
The POTUS wrote this tweet about today’s trip to Western Pennsylvania. But the White House says something different.
So who is Rick Saccone? He is a Pennsylvania state representative who is running in a special election for a seat in Congress. This is the seat that opened after pro-life Republican Tim Murphy resigned in October 2017 after it was revealed he had asked his mistress to have abortion.
As we reported back in February 2017, Saccone is one of Pennsylvania’s biggest David Barton supporters. He is a Christian nationalist with a Ph.D in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a former professor at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In 2013, he published God in our Government.
He also loves Donald Trump:
Frankly, when Donald Trump won the GOP nomination, I thought Christian nationalist rhetoric would decline. It has not.
Here are some tweets:
Spoke at Jerusalem Lutheran church in Schwenksville. The Lords word and Godly heritage was delivered. Thanks Pastor Dan and Holly pic.twitter.com/XM5W3G4Ovv
— Rick Saccone (@Saccone4PA18) September 10, 2017
Lutherans allowing a politician to speak in church?
Did u hear our President just admit how much more he relies on God in this position of great responsibility. So Refreshing.
— Rick Saccone (@Saccone4PA18) January 27, 2017
President Trump is preserving our country’s Godly heritage by swearing his oath on not just one Bible but two. Thank you President Trump.
— Rick Saccone (@Saccone4PA18) January 20, 2017