A former Reagan administration official scoffed at the suggestion from evangelical leaders that President Donald Trump had a “come to Jesus” moment” after he was busted for having an alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Speaking with State of the Union host Jake Tapper, Linda Chavez — who was chosen to be labor secretary by President George W. Bush, only to have to withdraw due to a hiring issue involving an undocumented immigrant — was clearly disgusted by the defense of the president by high-profile Christian leaders.
Following a clip of Daniels speaking vaguely of her relationship with Trump, host Tapper suggested, “She says this seems to be a marital issue between the president and the first lady.”
“That’s funny, we had an impeachment over a similar kind of issue a few years back,” the conservative Chavez interjected, referencing the Billy and Hillary Clinton.
“What is really astounding about this, is his [Trump’s] Christian base wants to look the other way, wants to pretend that nothing ever happened or that he’s a changed man,” Chavez continued. “That somehow he’s had a ‘come to Jesus moment.'”
“Of course, we’ve never seen any evidence of that, maybe they have,” she added. “I find it astounding and frankly, the hypocrisy is rampant.”
Co-panelist Nina Turner jumped in to add, “Yeah, you know the Trump rules — there are different standards for President Trump. If it had been President Obama, folks would have been going crazy and calling off with his head for many reasons.”
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