By Michael Hoult
Some Evangelical ministers who are supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are pushing back against media stories about his ties to white supremacists, sexist behavior and shady financial deals.
Jim Bakker, a Trump supporter, accused the media of making up stories about Trump.
“I don’t believe the negative stories the media is running,” he said on his radio show, “Everyone knows the media lies. I would say they are satanic and we know the Devil is the father of lies.”
Bakker is not the only Trump supporter to call the media diabolical.
Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan, also called the media satanic in a speech at last week’s Republican National Convention.
“Satan controls our news media, Satan controls our institutions of higher learning, and he controls what goes on in Hollywood… They will label people like Trump what they are,” said Robertson.