Donald Trump flubs Bible verse during speech at Christian university

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Trump Tells Christians to Unify In Speech at Liberty University

If you're going to quote scripture in a room of fervent Christians, you better know your stuff.

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump learned that lesson the hard way Monday, when he spoke to students at Liberty University, a Christian school in the heart of Virginia.

After vowing to protect Christians across the globe, Trump read a verse from Second Corinthians — one of the books in the New Testament. But Trump flubbed the name, pronouncing it "Two Corinthians," as it's often written in text.

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Students at Liberty University — who were forced to attend Trump's speech if they lived on campus — lit up social media with jokes about his error.



Reporters and political pundits got in on the fun.





The billionaire businessman's visit to the school was likely a ploy to woo Evangelical voters to his camp.

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump listen to his speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Liberty students sing and pray as they wait for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Liberty students sing and pray as they wait for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A Liberty University student listens to a song and prays as she waits for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Liberty University students, Austin Miller, of Salisbury N.C., left, James Ford, of Elkton Md., second from left, Jeremy Boyd, of New York City, center, Josian O'Boyle, of Toronto Canada, second from right, and Cody Hildebrand, of Fayetteville W.Va., pose for photos with their home made t-shirts as they wait for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Liberty University student Jeff Long, of Washington, D.C., wears a Black Lives Matter t-shirt as he looks for a seat prior to a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Liberty University students, Austin Miller, of Salisbury N.C., left, James Ford, of Elkton Md., second from left, Jeremy Boyd, of New York City, center, Josian O'Boyle, of Toronto Canada, second from right, and Cody Hildebrand, of Fayetteville W.Va., right, are swarmed by media with their home made t-shirts as they wait for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
National Rifle Association supporter Roberty Layne, of Amherst Va., front, and his friends look over photos of the stage at Liberty University as he waits for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
An attendee wears a hat with a Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, not pictured, sticker and campaign card while waiting for Trump to speak at the Liberty University Convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Real Clear Politics average of recent opinion polls show Trump running marginally ahead of Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa but holding a bigger lead in New Hampshire. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ivanka Trump, center, listens as Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, not pictured, speaks during an event at the Liberty University Convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Real Clear Politics average of recent opinion polls show Trump running marginally ahead of Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa but holding a bigger lead in New Hampshire. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Evangelicals are currently flocking to Trump's top opponent, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is leading in Iowa and gaining in Southern primary states with just 13 days until the Iowa caucuses.

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