President Trump I don’t think has admitted to having an affair with this person, and so this is just a news story, and I don’t even know if it’s accurate.
I believe at 70 years of age the president is a much different person today than he was four years ago, five years ago, 10 years ago. He is not President Perfect.
We certainly don’t hold him up as the pastor of this nation and he is not, but I appreciate the fact that the president does have a concern for Christian values, he does have a concern to protect Christians whether it’s here at home or around the world and I appreciate the fact that he protects religious liberty and freedom.
I never said he was the best example of the Christian faith. He defends the faith. And I appreciate that very much. Trump has admitted his faults and has apologised to his wife and his daughter for things he has done and said. And he has to stand before God for those things. I believe that he’s a changed person and I’ve never seen anybody get attacked like he gets attacked. These alleged affairs, they’re alleged with Trump, didn’t happen while he was in office.
There are an awful lot of people who are desperate, desperate to believe all of this is a bunch of non-sense. Look, I don’t know what’s true and what’s not. All of us have very partial information right now.
Here’s what I do know. Here’s what I do know. If the son of a presidential candidate gets a message from — that is purporting to say, or that actually says, I have information to share with you from the government of Russia about a plan to help Mr. Trump and to help facilitate his election, that it is not right to respond to that with, “I love it.”If somebody does respond with “I love it,” what that indicates is at the very least they were enthusiastic about potentially colluding with the Russians. Enthusiastic about it. In the face of evidence like that among many other things we could go into, to then say all this is is a witch-hunt, all this is is non-sense I think strains credulity.I’ll press the panic button on that after I see what Mueller’s case is. We don’t know what it is. Because I do think that if Mueller has an airtight case in the way some people speculate that he does. Again, I don’t know.
But if he does have an airtight case, that is going to blow up so many narratives and discredit so many people that what you are going to be left with, I would surmise — maybe I’m wildly optimistic, is just tiny, tiny hardcore few, kind of like what Nixon was left with at the end of his time. Again that’s all rampant speculation because we just don’t know.
I agree that a President’s moral character is a highly relevant issue. So does Franklin Graham. But we also were forced to make a choice between Trump, with all his faults, including likely much sexual sin, and the radical pro-abort with a long string of dubious legal activities, Hillary Clinton. That choice was very clear for any Christian voter (I submit). Personally, I never ever vote for childkillers, if there is a pro-life choice on the ballot. It’s a dealbreaker, in the way that being a Nazi or KKK member also would be. On the other hand, votes do not suggest or imply absolute approval of everything in a candidate’s policies or life. Anyone who thinks they do is an unthinking idiot.
Lastly, one can take different views as to how much to probe a President’s personal life. In JFK’s and LBJ’s times (no saints: either of them) it simply wasn’t done at all. Democrats are the ones who blasted into public consciousness the notion (during the Clinton Monica Lewinsky fiasco) that one’s (even a President’s) private sexuality was absolutely irrelevant. And so the public largely now applies that empty-headed libertarian approach to President Trump. If Clinton’s sexual sins were irrelevant, so are Trump’s, whatever they may be (so they reason). I do not think they are irrelevant, in either case. But that is the societal norm the Democrats blessed us with. You make the bed you lie in . . .