Donald Trump Confuses Communion Plate For Offertory During Church Visit

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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While visiting a church Sunday in Iowa Donald Trump placed money on a communion plate because he “thought it was for offering.”

This occurred at the First Christian Orchard Campus, a nondenominational church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, while Trump was making his final push before Monday’s caucus, WHDH NBC reports.

He attended the Sunday service with two staffers and his wife Melania. As silver plates were passed around the auditorium during communion, Trump took several bills out of his pocket.

Once he realized his mistake, he said with laughter to his staff, “I thought it was for offering.”

At the end of the service, a pastor placed a hand on Trump’s shoulder and offered a prayer. He prayed “that Jesus would guide his decisions and that only Christ could guide his decisions.”

Trump replied, “Thank you, I need that.”

The New York businessman has made a conscious effort in the past weeks to court Iowa’s important evangelical vote. Recently he released a video featuring his family bible in which he says, “I want to thank the evangelicals,I will never let you down.” (RELATED:Donald Trump: Hey Iowa Evangelicals, Look At My Family Bible)