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CNN’s Camerota gets evangelical to admit he cares more about tax cuts than Trump’s alleged sex assault victims

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CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday got into a contentious argument with evangelical author Stephen Strang about evangelicals’ continued support for President Donald Trump despite his numerous affairs and scandals.

At the start of the interview, Strang tried to claim that Trump has changed a great deal ever since he allegedly had sex with an adult film star while his wife was taking care of their newborn son over a decade ago.

“I think he changed,” Strang said. “I really do. And I talk about this in my book, God and Donald Trump. I interviewed him in 2016 and expected the brash personality that you see in the media. I found him to be respectful, to actually be a little bit humble. I was amazed.”

Camerota then pointed out that a major part of Christian doctrine is that you aren’t simply granted forgiveness for your past transgressions — rather, you have to confess and repent for your sins. She then asked Strang if he believed Trump had done that.

“That’s between him and God,” Strang said. “The issue for me and millions of evangelicals is his policies. He supports the kind of policies we think are important. He has become a champion of religious rights of helping persecuted Christians. I could go down the line.”

Camerota then asked him what he thought about the 15 women who had accused Trump of sexually harassing them — and he simply brushed it off as no big deal.

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“I have not talked to have the 15 women,” he said. “I know that I’m Donald Trump’s friend as much as I can be. Even in my book, God and Donald Trump, he is not a perfect person.”

All the same, Strang said that Trump is nonetheless “making huge, huge changes, and I believe in a positive way. Everything from trade deficits to tax cuts. We can go on and on.”

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‘I don’t have to do it, legally’: Trump says he can invade Iran without Congress’ permission

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President Donald Trump walked back from the brink of atrocities last week, from calling off a military strike against Iran to pushing back planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in major American cities.

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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin stunned that Trump fans don’t care how many women accuse him of assault

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CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Monday expressed astonishment that journalist E. Jean Carroll's rape allegations against President Donald Trump haven't gotten more attention.

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