Several Evangelical Christians have defended President Donald Trump’s war against the media. Trump has caught flak for attacking MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and CNN on Twitter.
“Trump is God’s instrument on Earth and the gay-friendly liberal media is naturally against him,” said televangelist Jim Bakker on his television show. “The liberal media helped promote gay marriage and they’re against everything Christianity stands for.”
Jerry Falwell Jr., son of Jerry Falwell Sr., founder of the Moral Majority, also came to Trump’s defense, according to the Hill.
“The left is melting down,” Jerry Falwell Jr., in a FOX News interview. “It’s incredible to watch how they still haven’t gotten over how Donald Trump won and when he hits them back on Twitter, I actually appreciate that.”
Trump was also supported by Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church, who recently held a patriotic rally for the president in Dallas.
Jeffress claimed Trump was defending the religious freedom of all faiths. However, since his election hate crimes against Muslims have skyrocketed. Trump has also attempted to institute a ban on immigration from certain Muslim countries and the White House also recently failed to hold an Iftar dinner to celebrate the end of Ramadan. According to CNN, this is the first time this has happened in 20 years.