The one day when our intent usually triumphs over our general lassitude is Easter. People have the vague general sense that Easter is a religious holiday, so we drift into churches looking vaguely confused and wondering when the rabbit is going to show up. To help encourage us, some churches are giving away brand-new cars. Others are trying more subtle techniques, such as inviting the Jonas Brothers.

So I was surprised when Donald Trump, before talking about the bad vibes he got from the Koran, told an interviewer about his churchgoing habits: “Well, I go as much as I can. Always on Christmas. Always on Easter. Always when there’s a major occasion. And during the Sundays. I’m a Sunday church person. I’ll go when I can.”

In the course of a few minutes, he upgraded from “always on Easter” to “Sunday church person.”

Trump gets it.

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