Two great men I strongly admire: President Trump and Franklin Graham.
Since President Trump first announced he was running, Franklin Graham has been a staunch supporter.
Even as he took heavy criticism for defending Donald Trump, Graham stood by him.
Even when people said Trump wasn’t “godly” enough, Graham stood by him.
Because Graham can see that no President has ever defended the Christian faith like Donald Trump!
God bless you Franklin Graham!
Here's more, from The Hill:
Evangelist leader Franklin Graham said he is an outspoken supporter of President Trump because he defends the Christian faith.
"Now people say 'Well Frank but how can you defend him, when he's lived such a sordid life?' " Graham said on "Axios on HBO," appearing to reference things such as the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the president.
Trump has repeatedly denied any inappropriate conduct.
"I never said he was the best example of the Christian faith. He defends the faith. And I appreciate that very much."
Axios notes that later in the interview Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, doubled down on his defense of Trump despite his treatment of women.
"Trump has admitted his faults and has apologized to his wife and his daughter for things he has done and said," he said. "And he has to stand before God for those things."
Graham has been a vocal supporter of the president throughout his time in office. He went on a 10-rally tour in California this summer and encouraged Christians to vote in an effort to combat progressive policy in the state.
He said in January that he believed Trump was a "changed person" since assuming office.
The comment came after reports surfaced that Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, arranged a $130,000 payment for adult-film star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with the president.
"I believe that he's a changed person and I've never seen anybody get attacked like he gets attacked," Graham said. "These alleged affairs, they're alleged with Trump, didn't happen while he was in office."
Graham makes an important distinction.
Donald Trump hasn't always modeled a perfect Christian life (then again, who has?) but he strongly defends the Christian Faith and that means a lot to Graham.
And it should mean a lot to every Christian out there!
How about YOU?
Do you appreciate Donald Trump?
Here's more, from the Daily Mail:
Rev. Franklin Graham, a top counselor and spiritual advisor to President Trump, says the president is a 'defender' of the Christian faith, even if he isn't always the 'greatest example' of it.
Graham embraced Trump during the 2016 elections, giving powerful endorsements and rallying evangelicals across the country.
But he has cast aside his father, the late Bill Graham's, cautions about binding himself too closely to a president.
'In my lifetime, he has supported the Christian faith more than any president that I know,' Graham told the New York Times. 'That doesn't mean he is the greatest example of the Christian faith, and neither am I, but he defends the faith. There's a difference between defending the faith and living the faith,' he said.
'In my lifetime, he has supported the Christian faith more than any president that I know,' Rev. Franklin Graham told the New York Times. 'That doesn't mean he is the greatest example of the Christian faith,' he added
His position is consistent remarks he made last Month, after the Wall Street Journal reported Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had set up an LLC to pay $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed she had an affair with Trump.
'These alleged affairs, they're alleged with Trump, didn't happen while he was in office,' Graham told CNN. 'This happened 11, 12, 13, 14 years ago,' he said. 'And so, I think there is a big difference and not that we give anybody a pass, but we have to look at the timeline and that was before he was in office.'