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Pro-Trump Evangelist Pastor Robert Jeffress: ‘Thou Shalt Not Have Sex With a Porn Star’

Pastor Robert Jeffress explained on Fox News Thursday night why evangelicals like him don’t care about President Donald Trump allegedly having sex with a porn star months after his third wife Melania gave birth to son Barron.

Jeffress, a Fox News contributor and die-hard Trump supporter, defended evangelicals supportive of the president against charges of hypocrisy in light of recent news about the porn star tryst.

“Let’s be clear, evangelicals still believe in the commandment: thou shalt not have sex with a porn star,” Jeffress said.

“However, whether this president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant to our support of him,” he continued. “Evangelicals knew they weren’t voting for an altar boy when they voted for Donald Trump. We supported him because of his policies and his strong leadership.”

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams contested that Trump’s alleged attempts to silence Stormy Daniels with $130,000 in hush money makes the story significant.

Jeffress replied that even if the allegations prove to be true, it wouldn’t matter, because “this is about the policies and issues.”

“No it’s not!” Juan Williams shouted back. “Pastor, you cannot sell your integrity, your Christian values and say ‘oh because President Trump is anti-abortion I’ll support him no matter what.’ What happened to the principles? What happened to your love of people of character?”

“We are supporting him because of the principles that he stands for, not because of personal behavior,” Jeffress shot back.

The pair continued to battle it out, as Fox News host Sandra Smith attempted to keep things on track — and shut down a Williams question about the White House domestic abuse controversy.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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