For Jerry Falwell Jr. Trump is proving to be a ‘Dream President’
One of President Donald Trump’s earliest and most prominent evangelical backers is saying that evangelicals have “found their dream president.”
In an interview Saturday on “Fox News with Jeanine Pirro,” Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, argued that President Trump’s first 100 days in office have been great for evangelicals on many fronts.
Though the figure is disputed by some, exit polls indicated that 81 percent of self-described white evangelical voters voted for Trump in the 2016 election. A Fox News poll of white evangelicals in late April showed that their support has held steady, with 73 percent approving of the 45th president’s performance on the job, approval that is approximately double that of the general public.
“I think evangelicals have found their dream president,” Falwell said.
“I think reuniting Israel with America after eight years of treating them badly, appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, appointing people of faith to his Cabinet in almost every area … I think he is attacking ISIS so that Christians being murdered in the Middle East will stop. All those things that evangelicals love.”
Falwell’s words about Middle Eastern Christians come on the heels of Trump’s first international rescue, Aya Hijazi, a Muslim woman who had been imprisoned in Egypt since 2014.
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