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Rev. Robert Jeffress Defends Trump Amid Tape Chaos: We Also Supported ‘Known Womanizer’ Ronald Reagan

On Friday night, pro-Trump Rev. Robert Jeffress defended the president amid controversy of a tape that documented a conversation between Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen regarding a payoff to a former Playboy model during the election.

In the report from The New York Times, Rudy Giuliani confirmed the existence of a tape that that has Trump and Cohen discussing the form of payment that was to be made to Karen McDougal, who alleges she had an affair with the president back in 2006.

The Fox News contributor began by dismissing remarks made by an anti-Trump reverend who insisted that congressional leaders have “sold their souls” in order to make deals with this president.

“This is not an unusual thing. We’ve been here before,” Jeffress told Fox News’ Ed Henry. “Back in 1980, evangelicals chose to support a twice-married Hollywood actor who was a known womanizer in Hollywood. His name was Ronald Reagan. They chose to support him over Jimmy Carter, with a born-again Baptist Sunday school teacher who had been faithfully married to one woman. The reason we supported President Reagan was not because we supporting womanizing or divorce. We supported his policies. And that’s true here, Ed. We are choosing to support his policies. We’re not under any illusion that we were voting for an altar boy when we voted for President Trump. We knew about his past. And by the way, none of us has a perfect past. We voted for him because of his policies.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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