President Trump toured the area where a tornado killed over 20 people in Alabama. And, one of those bizarre autograph stories happened. Now, the last time I wrote about a weird autograph story involving Trump, it was when he held the photos up of folks that were killed by illegal immigrants. After he was done speaking, and holding up those huge photos, he autographed them and gave them to the family members. Now, it’s one thing if the family asked him to sign the photos. I can’t remember now if that’s what happened or not. Either way, it was a bit odd. Well, at a Baptist church in Opelika, Alabama, he was signing Bibles for folks. As I watched this on TV, my wife came in and said, “I think only Jesus is allowed to autograph Bibles for people.”
I totally understand running into somebody, and not having something for them to sign. And if you’re going to church and only have you Bible. I just couldn’t help think of the hysterical scene in the movie Step Brothers. Will Ferrell’s character is showing John C. Reilly the samuri sword he has. When asked about the autograph on it, he said “That’s Randy Jackson from American Idol.” When asked why he has that signature on it he explains, “If you run into Randy Jackson and all you have on you is this, you have him sign it.”
Reilly agreed with that logic.
Now, as goofy as I think it is that he was signing Bibles, it’s really a no-win situation. If people asked for his autograph and he didn’t sign, he looks like a jerk. I think of another movie scene from “The Big Chill”. Tom Berringer plays a famous actor, and a kid asks for his autograph at a funeral. The character tells the boy it might not be the most appropriate place, to which the boy then says, “I’ll give you a dollar.”