By Hemant Mehta
On CNN last night, evangelist Franklin Graham argued that Donald Trump‘s alleged affair with a porn star wasn’t a deal-breaker for evangelical Christians because it “happened 11, 12, 13, 14 years ago… before he was in office.” As if Jesus said affairs are forgivable as long as you don’t have them while president.
Anchor Don Lemon then responded with a list of awful things Trump has done since taking office, and wouldn’t you know it, Graham didn’t seem to care about any of those things, either.
“These alleged affairs, they’re alleged with Trump, didn’t happen while he was in office,” Franklin Graham told CNN’s Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight” on Tuesday.
“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.”
“I believe Donald Trump is a good man,” he said. “He did everything wrong as a candidate and he won, and I don’t understand it. Other than I think God put him there.”
I had no idea God was Russian.
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