By Miranda Blue / 03.02.2018
Conservative radio host Dennis Prager told the National Religious Broadcasters Convention yesterday that President Trump has the support of “religious Jews” and “orthodox” Christians because those people “take the Bible seriously” and know that the important question to ask about a politician is not whether he is a “good” person but whether he is “good for America.”
Prager, who during the 2016 campaign compared the choice of Trump over Hillary Clinton to choosing to ally with Stalin rather than Hitler, told the audience about a recent column in which he had written that criticisms from evangelicals about evangelical support for Trump “are not biblical, moral or wise.”
“There is a reason that most religious Jews, that is, Orthodox Jews, and most orthodox–small-o–Christians support the president,” Prager told the convention. “It is not because they are fans of his tweets or his past behavior or the sexual conduct that he is charged with. It is because they take the Bible seriously. That’s the irony. The more religious the Christian, the more wisdom he gets and the more orthodox the Jew, the more wisdom he gets from the Bible.”
Prager told the story of how God raised up King David, who “makes Donald Trump look like Mother Teresa.”
“Yes, there’s a lesson here: that when the public’s good is concerned, the private sins of an individual are not the only things to take into consideration. And that is what you know, and that is what I know. That’s the only question to be asked: Is this man good for America? Is this man good is up to God to decide. Is this man good for America is up for me to decide. That is the only question with a politician,” he said.
Prager said that while Presidents Carter and Obama may have been good people, they were terrible presidents and declared that those who “crap” on Christians for supporting Trump are “fools” who “don’t understand what matters.”
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