Appearing on Fox News late Friday night, Rev. Robert Jeffress — one of Donald Trump’s favorite clergymen and staunchest defenders — blew off the president’s ongoing history of having affairs with Playboy playmates and adult film stars by throwing Republican icon Ronald Reagan under the bus as a “known womanizer.”
Speaking with Fox host Ed Henry, Jeffress put up a frantic defense of Trump in light of the bombshell report that the FBI is in possession of a recording of Trump discussing a payoff with his personal attorney, Michael Cohen to a former Playboy model just prior to the election.
Noting evangelical support of Trump has not wavered — even in light of evidence that Trump also conducted an affair with adult start Stormy Daniels while married to his current wife, Melania — Jeffress lectured the host that the Christian community is less concerned with sin than with presidential policies.
“This is not an unusual thing. We’ve been here before,” Jeffress told the Fox host. “Back in 1980, evangelicals chose to support a twice-married Hollywood actor who was a known womanizer in Hollywood. His name was Ronald Reagan. They chose to support him over Jimmy Carter, with a born-again Baptist Sunday school teacher who had been faithfully married to one woman.”
“The reason we supported President Reagan was not because we supporting womanizing or divorce. We supported his policies,” he rationalized. “And that’s true here, Ed. We are choosing to support his policies. We’re not under any illusion that we were voting for an altar boy when we voted for President Trump. We knew about his past. And by the way, none of us has a perfect past. We voted for him because of his policies.”
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