Pro-Trump Pastor Robert Jeffress: We Clearly ‘Don’t Support Extramarital Affairs’, But We Support His Policies
On Monday night, Pastor Robert Jeffress appeared on Fox News and expressed evangelicals’ undying support for President Donald Trump.
Attending a recent White House event with other evangelical leaders, Jeffress told Fox News anchor Shannon Bream that the “headline” from the evening would be “Evangelicals enthusiastically remain supportive of President Trump,” adding that recent headlines involving Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen didn’t affect his support of Trump nor did they for others.
“I know a lot of people are still perplexed- why are Christians so supportive of Donald Trump?” Jeffress said. “Well, it’s really not that hard to figure out when you realize he is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-conservative judiciary in history and that includes either Bush or Ronald Reagan. I think that is why evangelicals remain committed to this president and they are not going to turn away from him soon.”
Bream then pressed Jeffress how critics have pointed out that he would preach against what Trump has done in his personal life, asking him if it’s a “fair trade off” when it comes to the favorable policies of the Trump administration.
“To be fair, Shannon, we have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I’m not going to judge the president on these things. But even if they were true, some of these allegations, I mean, obviously, we don’t support extramarital affairs, we don’t support hush money payments, but what we do support are these president’s excellent policies,” Jeffress told Bream. “And I think most thinking people can absolutely differentiate between the two. And don’t be mistaking what is going on here. Those who hate President Trump, those on the left know that if they can dislodge his evangelical supporters from him, they have a shot at overtaking the White House. So I think the left is trying to shame people like myself continuously for supporting this great president. It’s not going to work. We’re not going to turn away from him.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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