This is an interesting debate in the context of Juan Williams’s recent piece.
I thought Jeffress’s eyes were going to pop out of his head at one point.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) February 23, 2018
Jeffress is being very disingenuous here. He fails to address the fact that he supported Trump in the GOP primary over Cruz, Rubio, Carson, and others. For Jeffress, 2016 was not just a “binary choice” between two bad candidates. He was pro-Trump from the beginning. He did not hold his nose and vote for Trump, he strongly supported him almost from the moment The Donald came down the escalator at Trump Tower. (And this is giving Jeffress the benefit of the doubt when he says that Hillary Clinton is just as immoral as Trump. I am not ready to concede that point yet).
You can get my take on the 2016 presidential election in Chapters 1 and 2 of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. Don’t forget to pre-order.