PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall criticized Donald Trump for stumbling in a rambling response to a question about his favorite Bible verse during a radio interview.
Stigall, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said that this far into a presidential campaign, Trump should be able to come up with something better than a disjointed answer about an eye for an eye.
“Please don’t say the Bible is my favorite book and then when someone asks you, is there anything in it that you like, particularly, that means something to you, that informs you day to day and you wander around it and say an eye for an eye. On a whole other level that offends me as a Christian. I don’t walk in here looking to be critical of the man. But he wanders out with a sheet of paper, waving it around going how about that Joe Paterno thing, huh? Shouldn’t we bring him back? Then it’s, oh that’s not what he meant. He meant the statue. He was reading a sheet of paper. He didn’t know what the hell he was saying. It’s just inexcusable. The time is too serious. The world, our country in too perilous a state. I don’t excuse this. It’s amateur hour.”
Stigall believes Trump is not taking the campaign as serious as those who are supporting him.
“It’s insulting. We sit here day after day, week after week, year after year, parsing, slicing, dicing, talking about really substantive, important things that concern this country and its future…It seems to me that it’s not too much to ask that when we want to nominate somebody to represent us to go, hopefully, tend to those things that we think need fixing to, yes, make the country great again, they have substantive, thoughtful answers when they’re asked. Not like they’re just riffing of the top of their head, having never really given it much thought. That offends me folks. As a thinking person who cares and has to do his homework to talk you about things, I get a little ticked off when I feel like the man that wants to President of the United States knows less than I do.”