Well played: Former RNC chair Michael Steele shames hypocritical, Trump-loving, evangelical Christian leaders.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele slammed Family Research Council president Tony Perkins for giving President Donald Trump a pass after paying hush money to former adult film star Stormy Daniels.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews set up the situation:
When it comes down to giving Trump a pass, some top evangelical leaders are turning a blind eye to his past indiscretions and came to his defense following recent reports about his alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels.
A frustrated Steele slammed Perkins and other evangelical Christian leaders that continue to support an immoral and intellectually unfit Donald Trump:
I have a very simple admonition at this point. Just shut the hell up and don’t ever preach to me about anything ever again. I don’t want to hear it.
After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter? The grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter? The outright behavior and lies don’t matter? Just shut up.
They have no voice of authority anymore for me.
Steele is right to be disgusted with the evangelical Christian leaders that continue to support the morally deplorable president. The fact that evangelicals like Pekins are defending hush money payments to a porn star from the president simply boggles the imagination.
In a disturbing report, Porn star Stormy Daniels tells In Touch magazine that Trump had an affair with her right after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.
In fact, multiple media reports indicate Donald Trump paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep silent about a sexual affair the two had more than 10 years ago. The payoff came right before the 2016 presidential election.
Daniels told the magazine that Trump said she was “just like his daughter” Ivanka.
Creep factor: 100%.
Bottom line: Steele is right, it’s time for evangelical Christian leaders to “just shut the hell up.”