Aly Oops: Trump’s “Book of Corinthians” Blooper

The Donald isn’t the only one stumbling over “Second Corinthians.” On New Day this morning, co-host Alisyn Camerota had a faux pas herself re II Corinthians as she smiled at GOP front runner Donald J. Trump’s false step at Liberty University yesterday (when he called Second Corinthians “Two Corinthians” to the merriment of the devout students). Reading the headline news as the third hour began, Aly declared, “Donald Trump looking for some redemption after a slip on the campaign trail: He stumbled while citing the Book of Corinthians at the evangelical Liberty University and now he is seeking to right the ship, courting more religious voters at three events in Iowa.”

Ironically, as Aly tweaked The Donald for his lack of Biblical knowledge, she seemed to display her own as she referred to “the Book of Corinthians” for, at least, the second time this morning. As most seasoned evangelicals should know, “the Book of Corinthians” is nonexistent: Rather, there are two distinct books, i.e., First Corinthians and Second Corinthians. In all fairness to Aly, she was probably just reading the teleprompter: However, if she were well versed in the Scripture (pardon the pun), she probably should have noticed her mistake the second time. The irony of Aly’s miscitation was rather amusing.

Nevertheless, if evangelical Christians are true to form, the lovely Aly and the dapper Donald will probably be forgiven posthaste. As to referring to Corinthians in the future–or, at least, their leather–perhaps, that should be left to the inimitable Ricardo Montalban.

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12 Responses to “Aly Oops: Trump’s “Book of Corinthians” Blooper”

  1. Tuesday Links and Open Thread | johnny dollar's place Says:

    […] Aly’s oops: Reporting on Trump blooper Camerota makes her own. […]

  2. alan williams (@arthurwillimas) Says:

    Is Alisyn C. coming back to FOX? Hope so!

  3. Michael Bennett Says:

    Given her Italian heritage she was probably raised Catholic.

    Many (certainly not all) of us are notoriously uneducated about the Bible. At least when compared to Evangelical and Fundamentalist Protestants.

  4. Christopher Says:

    Phooey! Not unusual to refer to “Second Corinthians…Corinthians Two”… Even ( though less usually) “Two Corinthians”. Even Catholics know that ;-)

  5. motownman Says:

    Think of Aly as a female David Letterman. Fox wouldn’t give her the job she wanted so she got it from another network. Don’t think she’d go back to Fox or Fox would ask her to come back.

  6. David Says:

    Actually, it is a reading of the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

    Catholics do read the Bible. Those who attend Mass regularly know the first reading of Sunday Mass is Old Testament, the second reading is New Testament, and then a reading from one of the four Gospels is read. There is a three year cycle of A,B, and C.

    Trump identifies himself as an Episcopalian, but I think he attends church only on special occasions. I get a little disappointed when the media claims to take polls from those who identify themselves as Catholic, particularly if they only attend Mass on Christmas and Easter.

  7. jakeho Says:

    Re Trump’s denominational affiliation, David, he actually identifies himself as Presbyterian. Link: http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/28/politics/donald-trump-church-member/

  8. jakeho Says:

    Motownman, Aly would be perfect for F&F: She always excelled on the curvy couch with Steve and Brian when she guest co-hosted.

  9. motownman Says:

    Your opinion, Jake. I prefer Ainsley or Anna.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Months ago, Trump couldn’t state what his favorite Biblical passage was. Now, the Two Corinthians reference followed up with he could shoot someone in the middle of a street and not lose any votes. Even Fox News is reporting on this quote. What quote or combination of quotes will cause his lead to disappear?

  11. jakeho Says:

    Exactly, Motownman: I prefer Aly but I like both Ainz & Anna.

  12. jakeho Says:

    Anon, Trump reminds me of former LA Governor Edwin Edwards who famously said that he couldn’t lose unless he was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/02/20/edwin-edwardss-greatest-hits-crooks-super-pacs-and-viagra/

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