Fox News Contributor: As a Christian I’ll Take Trump’s ‘Colorful Personal Life’ Over Mayor Pete Buttigieg


Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy called out 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg for criticizing the hypocrisy of President Donald Trump‘s evangelical supporters.

“It’s something that really frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable,” Buttigieg said on Sunday when asked about Trump’s support from evangelicals. “Here you have somebody who not only acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in scripture or in church, where it’s about lifting up the least among us and taking care of strangers, which is another word for immigrants, and making sure that you’re focusing your effort on the poor.”

Campos-Duffy, the wife of Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), called Buttigieg’s comments a “fundamental misunderstanding of what Evangelical, and frankly Catholic, Christians wanted.”

“We wanted a fighter,” Campos-Duffy said, arguing that after President Barack Obama‘s “anti-Christian agenda,” evangelicals wanted a president who would fight for select issues: abortion, Israel, and poverty.

Campos-Duffy also addressed Buttigieg’s criticisms of Trump’s personal life (the mayor pointed out that the president paid off a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair).

“I know his personal life is scandalous and colorful, I’ll take it any day of the week over Mayor Pete, because I know he won’t deliver on any of the policies that I like,” Campos-Duffy said.

“One of the things Mayor Pete said: they’re hypocrites, Evangelicals and Catholics are hypocrites for voting for President Trump because he doesn’t care about prisoners and immigrants and the poor,” she added. “And I would say false on all claims.”

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