When Russell Moore criticized Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee retaliated, as he always does. He tweeted that Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, is “A nasty guy with no heart!”
I love Moore’s response on Meet the Press: “I am a nasty guy with no heart, which is why I need forgiveness of sins and redemption through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Russell Moore has finally found agreement with one of Donald Trump’s insulting tweets.
Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, responded in television interviews Monday evening (May 9) to the following Twitter comment from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee early in the day:
“@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!”
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily,” Moore said he agreed with Trump. “I am a nasty guy with no heart, which is why I need forgiveness of sins and redemption through the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” he said.Later on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Moore told Cooper, “We sing worse things about ourselves in our hymns on Sunday mornings.” Citing lyrics from the hymn “Amazing Grace,” he added, “We are a wretch and in need of God’s grace.”
Trump posted the latest in his long line of harsh tweets during the GOP campaign after Moore criticized him on CBS’ “Face the Nation” May 8 and in an online op-ed in The New York Times May 6.
Appearing with other conservatives on “Face the Nation,” Moore said Trump and Hillary Clinton — the likely Democratic nominee — reflect “an embrace of the very kind of moral and cultural decadence that conservatives have been saying for a long time is the problem.”
See also Mollie Hemingway’s discussion of Trump’s insult of Moore, which gives three reasons why it failed.