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Megachurch pastor lashes out at ‘evangelical elites’ for not supporting Trump

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Pastor Robert Jeffress, a member of President Donald Trump’s “evangelical executive advisory board,” took aim at fellow fundamentalists who refuse to get behind the president.

“This is hypocritical of the evangelicals who say their personal piety won’t allow them to support President Trump,” Jeffress said on the American Family Radio show. “I mean, my gosh – how self-righteous is that? When did personal piety ever become a test of who you were going to vote for president?”

He argued that many Republicans had no problem backing “twice-married, former Democrat, and abortion-supporting Ronald Reagan when he ran against monogamous, Baptist Sunday School teacher Jimmy Carter in 1980” — and that most “everyday conservative Christians” still support Trump.

Trump did not create the “divide” among evangelicals, Jeffress explained, but he did “expose” it.

“What you’re seeing is the divide between these ‘evangelical elites’ who continue to resist President Trump’s policies and the vast majority of evangelicals in the pews who swept him into office and continue to support him,” he said.

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“What it comes down to is the ‘evangelical elite’ really don’t embrace these values,” Jeffress continued. “They are more concerned about fixing the problem with DREAMers than they are about protecting the life of the unborn. Or when it comes to Israel, they are much more concerned about the plight of the ‘poor Palestinians’ than they are of protecting the Jews’ right to inhabit that land God gave them.”

Most of those “elites,” he concluded, would be likely to admit privately that “they really do believe those Colorado bakers ought to be forced to bake that wedding cake for a gay wedding.”

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed "The Squad," after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens. Now, he's doubling down.

On Twitter Wednesday he called the women "left-wing cranks." He added that they were free to leave if they don't like America.

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This word is the single biggest tipoff that Trump is lying

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President Donald Trump exhibits a verbal tic that gives away some of his biggest whoppers.

The president tells demonstrable lies on a daily basis, but it's a "flashing red light" that he's lying when he recounts someone calling him "sir," according to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.

"Trump has told false 'sir' stories on all manner of subjects: health care, the Middle East, the courts, unions and -- just last week -- both tariffs and social media," Dale wrote. "But no genre of Trump story is more reliably sir-heavy than his collection of suspiciously similar tales about macho men breaking into tears of gratitude in his presence."

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