Court Evangelical Robert Jeffress Backs Trump’s National Prayer Meeting Debacle


In case you haven’t heard what Donald Trump did at the National Prayer Breakfast, I tried to summarize it here.

It was only a matter of time before Trump’s ardent evangelical supporters–the court evangelicals–defended the president’s remarks.  First Baptist Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress recently told Associated Press writer David Crary that Trump’s speech was “completely right.”  Here is a taste:

One of Trump’s leading allies in the conservative Christian evangelical community, the Rev. Robert Jeffress of the Southern Baptist megachurch First Baptist Dallas, embraced the president’s remarks.

“I think the president was completely right in what he said,” Jeffress said. “It’s not politically correct, but he didn’t get to be president by being politically correct.”

Jeffress, who said he dined with Trump and Prayer Breakfast organizers at the White House on Wednesday, said the criticism of Pelosi was justified.

“When you have been under nonstop attack for the last three years from people who want to destroy you and your family, it’s a little hard to hear them say, ‘I want to pray for you,’ ” he said. “It’s hypocritical.”

As for Romney, Jeffress contended that the senator’s decision to vote for Trump’s removal “seems more based on self-promotion than religious beliefs.”

Read the entire piece here.