Watch: Trump’s evangelical council leader calls for forgiveness over porn star affair (Details)

Credit: Left: AP Photo/First Baptist Church, Luke Edmonson Right: Myspace/StormyDaniels

Pastor Robert Jeffress admitted that he’s against sex with a porn star but won’t hold Trump accountable for the alleged affair with Stormy Daniels.

Jeffress is the unofficial leader of Trump’s evangelical advisory council and a Fox News contributor.

On Thursday, during his appearance on Fox News, Jeffress stated, “Evangelicals still believe in the commandment: Thou shalt not have sex with a porn star.”




He continued, “However, whether this president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant to our support of him.”

Jeffress added that evangelicals voted for Trump because of “his policies and strong leadership” rather than his personal behavior.

Fox News host Juan Williams argued that the story is still significant because of the $130,000 hush money that Daniels received. Williams also brought up that Daniels is suing Trump.

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To which, Jeffress replied that even if the allegations were proven to be true, it wouldn’t matter since Trump was elected because of his “policies and leadership.”

Jeffress goes on to explain that Trump deserves forgiveness for his actions.

He concluded the segment saying that he is Trump’s friend and that he “will never walk away.”

This is not the first time Jeffress defended Trump on an issue.




When Trump was under fire for calling Haiti, El Salvador, some African nations “shithole countries,” Jeffress came to his defense and agreed with Trump.

Jeffress stated, “Apart from the vocabulary attributed to him, President Trump is right on target in his sentiment.”

Similar to Trump, Jeffress, who is also the head pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, is known to make controversial statements.




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