Looks like President Trump has finally had his “bigger than Jesus” moment.
During an interview with Christina Broadcasting Network this weekend, the president explained that evangelicals and conservative Christians will stick with him through the 2020 election, even while his heated anti-immigration rhetoric may run counter to the missions of many churches.
“Well they’re going to show up for me because nobody’s done more for Christians or evangelicals or frankly religion than I have,” he bragged. “You’ve seen all the things that we’ve passed including the Johnson Amendment and so many things we’ve nullified. Nobody’s done more than we have.”
He added, “So, I know they’re very happy with me. We’ve seen they’re very happy. The question is whether or not they’re going to go out and vote when I’m not running. I have no doubt they’re going to be there in ’20. I hope they’re going to be there now because it’ll be a lot easier if they are, a lot better.”
The president also said that he doesn’t think that his “empathy factor” is low, saying evangelicals believe that “it’s on the high end.” He went on to say it was “very nice” and he hears it “so much” that he gets “tremendous support” in the form of prayers.
In recent weeks, the president has fearmongered over a Central American migrant caravan slowly making its way through Mexico. Days before the midterm elections, he’s ramped up his rhetoric, saying that he’s going to restrict the country’s asylum rules as he believes refugees are fabricating their reasons for asylum.