One of Donald Trump’s faith advisers admitted on-air that the president’s alleged affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels is “totally irrelevant” despite it being personally abhorrent to his beliefs.
“Evangelicals still believe in the commandment: thou shalt not have sex with a porn star,” Pastor Robert Jeffress said on Fox News Thursday evening. “However, whether this president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant to our support of him.”
Jeffress was countered by Fox News host Juan Williams, who argued that the story remains significant due to Trump’s mounting legal issues related to the reported $130,000 “hush agreement” settlement paid out to Daniels a few weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
“A blue dress was not enough to turn you into a red Republican,” Jeffress shot back at the network’s liberal analyst, “and I believe anything Stormy Daniels has said will not be enough to turn red Republicans into blue Democrats. This is about the policies and issues.”
“Pastor, you cannot sell your integrity, your Christian values and say ‘oh because President Trump is anti-abortion I’ll support him no matter what,'” Williams countered. “What happened to the principles? What happened to your love of people of character?”
“We are supporting him because of the principles that he stands for, not because of personal behavior,” the pro-Trump pastor said.
“I‘m his friend,” Jeffress concluded later in the segment. I will never walk away.”
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