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C-SPAN caller slams Tony Perkins to his face: Not a ‘true Christian’ — but a ‘worshipper of Donald Trump’

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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, an evangelical Christian, was challenged by a C-SPAN caller on Tuesday for being a “worshipper of Donald Trump” instead of a “true Christian.”

During an appearance on C-SPAN Washington Journal, Perkins was confronted by a caller from North Carolina named Steve.

“I was an evangelical Christian,” Steve explained to Perkins. “But I gave that up. I went back to being a true Christian.”

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“A true Christian follows the teachings of Jesus,” the caller continued. “Evangelicals have become paranoid, white Christians losing their country to minorities. They have only one goal and that is to keep America white and Christian. And that’s exactly opposite of what Christianity is. Christianity is about love and helping others and taking care of others.”

According to Steve, “The paranoid white Christians have now become worshippers of Donald Trump. They follow all of these false prophets out there living in $16 million houses, flying around in $10 million jets. They need to wake up.”

“Jesus is love, not hate,” the caller concluded.

Perkins quickly disagreed.

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“I know we want to describe Jesus as all love,” the evangelical leader opined. “He is love, but he’s truth. And we cannot sacrifice his truth because if we do that, we’ll never experience his love.”

Earlier in the show, Perkins defended his support of Trump after a caller wondered how an evangelical could support a president who has been accused of cheating on his wife and groping women.

“The choice was between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,” Perkins replied. “Hillary Clinton openly supported policies that were antithetical to Christian beliefs. What were we to do?”

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“Between that and Hillary Clinton, it is no-brainer,” he added. “We supported him. We said we said we’re going to give you a chance. We don’t agree with what you [did] in the past. We think your lifestyle is anathema when it comes to the standards and values we embrace, but here is the choice. We gave him an opportunity, and he has not disappointed us.”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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