When a member of Donald Trump’s evangelical board tried to offer a biblical defense for the president’s comments about brown and black nations being “sh*thole countries,” a CNN host and panelist immediately struck him down.
“I’ve grown up in church so let’s be clear!” Ryan responded, which drew a “praise God” from Burns.
“A man who does not take care of his own home, his own home, their own people, is worse than an infidel,” the televangelist said, paraphrasing the Bible verse. “We have somehow forgotten that in America.”
At the mention of scripture, however, Ryan and Burns began talking over one another, the former mentioning the famous “love thy neighbor as thyself” verse.
“Pastor, please,” host Erin Burnett said, shifting to CNN analyst Kirsten Nelson.
“What you just were quoting was about the government,” Nelson said. “We’re talking about the people coming over. What you’re basically saying is if you come from an s-hole country that you’re an s-hole person. That’s not correct.”
“This country is filled with people who came from terrible countries, terrible governments and they fled here and they came here,” the analyst continued. “That’s the exact kind of people I think a pastor would be saying, we would want them to come to the country, and they’ve been major contributors to this country.”
Burns admitted that as a church official, his job is to help the poor and homeless.
“But don’t let them into your home, God forbid,” Burnett retorted.
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