The big news on Thursday was a scathing editorial in Christianity Today, a publication that was founded by Rev. Billy Graham, a known Trump supporter.
We were wondering if Trump would play it low key, it being a magazine evangelicals regularly read, or if he would come out with guns blazing.
Trump answered that question Friday morning with some rather harsh tweets calling out the editor for his biased attack.
The numbers this year may end up tighter than 2016, so Trump cannot afford to lose anyone in his base.
Evangelicals were a major coup for Trump in the 2016 election, and he really cannot afford to lose them in great numbers.
The editorial in CT openly supported the impeachment of Trump.
After it was published, Franklin Graham just about lost his mind, calling out the publication once associated with his father for its partisan hit job.
He made it quite clear his family is no longer affiliated with the publication and that the opinion given in CT did not reflect that of most evangelicals.
That was about all Trump needed to here because Trump then blew up Twitter by blasting the publication and its editor-in-chief for his attacks against Trump…
….have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
Support Seems Solid
While CT blasted Trump, it would seem as though the community overall is still standing with Trump.
Trump’s personal pastor, Paula White-Cain, wrote, “Tonight we lift up President Trump in prayer against all wickedness and demonic schemes against him and his purpose in the name of Jesus.
“Surround him with your angels and let them encamp around about him. Let all demonic stirrings and manipulations be overturned!”
Revs. Samuel Rodriguez, the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Johnnie Moore, president of the Congress of Christian Leaders, wrote, “The Democrats in the House impeached millions of God-fearing, family-loving and patriotic Americans from the Democrat and Republican parties.
“Our relentless prayers especially rest with the President of the United States and upon all of those who led us into this utterly partisan disregard of the most powerful tool our Founders gave us to undo a presidential election – which is exactly what this is an attempt to do.”
CT editor-in-chief Mark Galli stated that he did not think his words would change anyone’s opinion, and it would appear as though he is correct.
All he seemed to do was make Trump’s allies dig in even deeper, which is very bad news for Democrats and whoever the eventual nominee is from the Democrat Party.