In a new video posted to YouTube, a prominent Anglican priest who is known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” explains why he likes U.S. President Donald Trump in relation to his dealings with the Middle East and persecuted Christians.
The world needs to realize the fact that “there is a new president, and actually there is hope with this president,” says the Rev. Canon Andrew White, the founder of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, in the video which he shot in London.
“There is very much hope for the persecuted Christians in the (Middle East) region,” he adds.
“It’s very interesting that even though President Trump had said no Iraqis were allowed into America, it now looks he’s gone back on that original issue, and he’s allowing the Iraqis in because he acknowledges how much the Iraqis did in the combat of 2003 and held close the Americans and the Iraqis who were working together. So there are positive things there.”
While wearing a Wheaton College sweatshirt, the 53-year-old British clergyman mentioned several places he plans to visit during an upcoming trip to the United States, including Patrick Henry College, a Christian school in Northern Virginia, and some members of the Trump administration.
“We are going to help them (persecuted Christians). They’ve been horribly treated,” Trump told CBN News in January. “Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair.”
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