Russell Moore Responds to Trump’s “Nasty Guy” Tweet With An Epic Burn

Donald Trump insulting  people on Twitter is nothing new. Scarcely a day goes by without the presumptive Republican nominee attacking someone. On Monday, Trump found a new target – Dr. Russell Moore. Moore, the President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission – the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention – has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

Trump called Moore “a terrible representative of Evangelicals” and “a nasty guy with no heart.”

Moore took things in stride, quoting Trump’s tweet with the one word insult “Sad!” that Trump uses frequently.

However, Moore didn’t stop with that. He then took a screenshot of Trump’s tweet and posted it to Instagram with the simple caption “1 Kings 18:17-19.”

“When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have followed the Baals.”

-1 Kings 18: 17-18


Considering that Trump knows little about the Bible other than his favorite book of Two Corinthians, it is doubtful that he got the message. But points to Dr. Moore for trying.

UPDATE: Moore’s Twitter bio now includes the line “terrible representative of evangelical Christianity, due to nastiness.” Someone is clearly having fun here.

About the Author

Conrad Close
Conrad is the Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Crossroads. A former politico-turned-journalist, Conrad has a passion for faith and politics, and covering stories where those two worlds collide. When not writing, Conrad spends his time playing baseball, taking photos, and hanging out with his golden retriever.