Evangelical leaders were accused of treachery by former President Donald Trump on Monday, just a few months after he said that evangelicals were more grateful of his work than Jews. Trump was challenged about his 2024 presidential campaign’s lack of support from evangelical leaders during an appearance on the right-wing fringe network Real America’s Voice.
“It seems like many of them are waiting to see how the field takes shape before they back anyone,” Christian Broadcasting Network pundit David Brody said during the interview. In response to the question “What is your message to them?” Trump said he didn’t care and said, “It’s a sign of disloyalty. There’s great disloyalty in the world of politics, and that’s a sign of disloyalty.”
The ex-president continued by stating he had done more than anybody else to protect the “right to life.” “I placed three Supreme Court judges, who all voted, and they got something that they’ve been battling for 64 years,” he remarked of the decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.
President @realDonaldTrump calls out the “disloyalty” of evangelical leaders that haven’t yet given their support for his 2024 presidential campaign.
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According to prior reports in Insider, significant evangelical Christian individuals who have backed Trump in the past are currently withholding their support. Robert Jeffress, a televangelist, publicly supported Donald Trump in 2016 and even attended several of the candidate’s rallies. In a November interview with Newsweek, he stated that he will wait to back the former president until he knows who the Republican nominee will be in 2024.
Mike Evans, who helped mobilize evangelical support for Trump in 2016, stated in an interview with The Jerusalem Post in November 2022, “He does not have the support of the evangelicals that he did.” Months after praising evangelical leaders for their support in a contentious comment in which he accused “people of the Jewish faith” of betrayal in relation to his advocacy for Israel, Trump is now complaining about them.
“No President has done more for Israel than I have. Somewhat surprisingly, however, our wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the US,” he wrote on Truth Social in October 2022. The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, found the tweet to be “insulting and disgusting.”
Trump reportedly made a statement to an Israeli journalist in 2021 that “evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country.” Later, the American Jewish Congress issued a statement condemning Trump for spreading “radioactive antisemitic stereotypes,” as reported by CNBC.
On Monday, former President Donald Trump accused evangelical leaders of treason, just a few months after he claimed that evangelicals were more appreciative of his work than Jews.
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