During a press conference on Sunday, President Donald Trump turned the media and Democrats on their anti-Catholic bias towards his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
"I think it's terrible what they're doing," said Trump.
"They're playing the religious card, and it's frankly – they're talking about Catholics; it's a very important religion in our country."
President Trump's appointment of Judge Barrett has absolutely electrified the GOP base, and the bigoted and misogynistic attacks on them serve as a final warning to the American people – especially Catholics, evangelicals and women – not to bolster the liberal mob in November
– Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 27, 2020
CONNECTED: Barrett already met with anti-religious hatred from the media
Trump Catholic supporters Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie come out strong for Amy Coney Barrett
Trump specifically referred to a statement by the New York Times that devout Catholics were a problem for liberalism.
The president then turned to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – Catholics who were also civil servants.
"It's obvious what they're doing," said Christie. "She will be strong, she will be tough, and she will stand up for what she believes in."
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Giuliani said the New York Times statement "reveals a very strong anti-Catholic tendency".
The best reason to nominate Amy Coney Barrett is because the Democrats can't help but indulge in anti-Catholic bigotry when they talk about it
– Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) September 20, 2020
"This is a terrible thing," Giuliani went on, saying that the article also deceptively claimed that Catholics have difficulty separating public and private morals.
"I have no difficulty separating private and public morals," said Giuliani.
#BREAKING: Trump destroys the NY Times, comedian who allegedly attacked Judge Amy Coney Barrett for her religion: "She's Catholic." pic.twitter.com/KzPvyd9cTI
– The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2020
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Anti-Catholic attacks in politics are nothing new
Many still remember Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation hearings when she was nominated to the 7th Court of Appeals.
Then California Senator Dianne Feinstein quipped, “And I think in your case, Professor, if you read your speeches, the conclusion is that the dogma lives out loud within you. And that is worrying. "
The Senator raised concerns that Barrett was not giving adequate support to abortion.
Anti-Trump CNN Personality S.E. Cupp even hired the liberal media to write several articles attacking Barrett's beliefs.
Cupp summarizes: “That Catholics are still a fair game for this kind of bigotry in 2020 is shameful. We have to be better than that – but these days that often seems too much to ask for. "
Back at the press conference on Sunday, Giuliani also recalled the anti-Catholic arguments once brought against President John F. Kennedy.
President Trump also said Catholic bishops should speak out against religious attacks on Barrett.
"The Catholic Church is very united on this," said the president. "You are so excited that Amy was chosen."
Many Catholics are undoubtedly excited, including church leaders.
This does not mean that those who habitually despise Americans of the Faith – Catholics in particular – will not crack down on Trump's court decision.
Expect the Democrats to continue attacking SCOTUS candidate Amy Coney Barrett on every front imaginable – with her faith front and center.