According to historian Heather Cox Richardson, however, this is not the first time an American president has compared himself to Jesus, whom Christians believe was the son of God.
Writing on Twitter, Richardson explained that the “last president to compare himself to Jesus was Andrew Johnson, before the 1866 midterms.”
She then wrote that Johnson at the time “planned to lead his white supremacist supporters to victory to roll back Reconstruction.”
However, Johnson’s plans fell apart after the elections as “those who stood against him won a supermajority” and then passed the 14th Amendment that established, among other things, birthright citizenship.
Trump is quoting someone who calls him "the King of Israel" on par with "the second coming of God." Two things: 1) it's weird & offensive to say, in effect, "Jews love him like he's Jesus." 2) Christians should see this as blasphemy but many, especially in USA, won't. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1164138796205654016 …