I am not surprised that Family Research Council president Tony Perkins wants to give Trump a “mulligan” on the whole Stormy Daniels affair. Perkins says he will not judge Trump for his apparent adulterous affair with a porn star in 2006.
Here is his interview last night with CNN’s Erin Burnett:
Perkins says that if Trump did the same thing today he would lose the support of evangelicals. Frankly, I am not so sure.
But let’s also remember that the attempt to cover-up the Daniels affair took place only three weeks before the 2016 election. Does he get a mulligan for that? When Burnett asked Perkins about this he did not have much of an answer. So let’s get this straight: Perkins will give Trump a pass on the 2006 affair because it happened in the past. He will also give Trump a pass for the 2016 cover-up.
Finally, Perkins says that evangelicals were not on board with Trump until he won the GOP nomination. Who are the evangelicals Perkins represents? Does he represent Robert Jeffress or Jerry Falwell Jr.? They were with Trump from the beginning. Does he represent the average evangelical voter who handed Trump the nomination?