Christian evangelist Franklin Graham said Sunday President Donald Trump may not be the most exemplary Christian, but the president is doing his part “defending the faith.”
“This president is defending Christians and he is very open about the Christian faith…. Many people can condemn that he is not an example of the Christian faith,” Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Sunday. “Well, he may not be the greatest example; well, neither am I. But at least he’s defending the faith and he’s standing strong on that.”
.@Franklin_Graham: "Many people can condemn [@POTUS] that he is not an example of the Christian faith. Well, he may not be the greatest example; well, neither am I. But at least he's defending the faith and he's standing strong on that." pic.twitter.com/UfE4BVOnJL
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Graham went on to say that he thinks the president can withstand what he feels is a constant onslaught of negative media coverage for another six to eights years — the length of time Trump would be in office if he served a full two terms.
The media has taken issue with the fact that the president and his administration has given the Christian Broadcasting Network a great deal of access, providing the outlet with a number of interviews with Trump and others in his circle.
The Atlantic wrote a story after the president spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 1 that called his speech a vision for “Religious Nationalism.”
“Freedom of religion is a sacred right,” Trump said at the prayer breakfast and note his administration will do everything to protect that right.