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Kinzinger: Christians who support Trump ‘don’t understand’ their religion

By Jake Beardslee · December 30, 2023

In brief…

  • Kinzinger criticizing Trump's Christmas message
  • Kinzinger serving on Jan 6 committee and not seeking reelection
  • Trump leading 2024 GOP polls
Former Congressman Adam Kinzinger condemned Donald Trump's Christmas message and stated Christians who support Trump don't understand their religion.  Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger criticized former President Donald Trump’s Christmas message on social media, stating that Christians who support Trump “don’t understand” their own religion.

On the social media platform X, Kinzinger responded to Trump’s Christmas post, saying “I’m going to go out on a NOT limb here: this man is not a Christian. If you are a Christian who supports him you don’t understand your own religion.” Kinzinger, who served on the House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol, said Trump is “weak, meager, smelly, victim-ey, belly-achey, but he ain’t a Christian and he’s not ‘God’s man.’”

In his Christmas message posted on Truth Social, Trump called for “Crooked Joe Biden’s ONLY HOPE, Deranged Jack Smith, the out of control Lunatic.” He took aim at President Biden, Special Counsel Jack Smith, world leaders and American lawmakers, stating “they are looking to destroy our once great USA.”

Kinzinger has become isolated from most Republicans after serving on the committee investigating January 6th. He did not seek reelection in 2022. Trump remains the favorite for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination according to polls.