Here is court evangelical Robert Jeffress on Fox Business News last night.
He rightly condemns racism, as he has been doing all along. This is good. But he also defends the POTUS, saying that Trump wants to condemn “all racism.” I’m not sure what he means here by “all racism.” Is he somehow referring to “racism against whites?” Is he suggesting that there was racism on both sides in Charlottesville?
Jeffress again takes on the “axis of evil” (Democrats, the media, Republicans, and the “religious establishment”) that wants to “take this president down for various reasons.”
Then he begins suggesting (with the help of the host) that the members of this “axis of evil” want to erase American history and the “Judeo-Christian foundations of this nation.” He repeats the historically dubious claim that “no president in history has done more to stand of for religious liberty than Donald Trump.” (See my comments on this claim here).
Finally, he advises Trump not to apologize for his handling of Charlottesville. According to Jeffress. “he did just fine.” It looks like we are finally getting a sense of what the court evangelicals are whispering to Trump in those secret meetings.
“He did just fine.”