Written by Ralph E. Shaffer

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

In an interview with Sean Hannity at Fox News, President Donald Trump was asked if he believed Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Trump insisted: "Judas told me, five times, that he was not the betrayer. I believe him. He looked me straight in the eye and firmly denied the charge. I asked him if he was really sure. He said he couldn't have been the betrayer. Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. I know when a guy's lying. Yeah, I believe him."

"But," Hannity replied, a bit bewildered, "The Saudi Crown Prince told you he didn't order the death of that journalist in Turkey. Putin told you he didn't meddle in the 2016 election. Kim told you he was denuclearizing North Korea. You believed all of them. Are you sure you aren't making a mistake in believing Judas?"

Trump: "He told me, man to man, that he was not the one. I think maybe it could have been Paul, or John, or one of the other disciples. They haven't denied it, have they? Why don't you ask them?"

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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