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Ralph Reed: Evangelical Christians Will Be Strong for Trump

By    |   Wednesday, 19 June 2019 03:00 PM

Evangelical Christians likely will be in strong support for President Donald Trump's re-election bid,  Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed said Wednesday.

"We just did a survey at Faith and Freedom, as conducted by Public Opinion Strategies," Reed told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "They found that the president's job approval among self-identified evangelical Christians is sitting today at 83%. Now, that suggests that 83% of the evangelical vote is the floor for Donald Trump, not the ceiling. I think it could go higher."

The vote would come after the way Trump delivered on pro-life issues, religious freedom, with his Supreme Court appointments, and through the appointments of 160 other pro-life and conservative federal judges, said Reed, in addition to his support of Israel and recognizing Jerusalem as its capital.

Trump won just over 80 percent of evangelical voters in the 2016 election.

Reed, who Trump called out during his election rollout Tuesday night, said he has liked Trump for years and considered him a friend even before he became president.

He added that criticism of Christians who back the president sounds "a bit" like when 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables."

For example, Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has called such support hypocrisy, saying he is old enough to remember when Republicans talked about character in the Oval Office.

"I respond to that by saying that to Mayor Pete that my criticism of Bill Clinton in the '90s wasn't based on his personal behavior," said Reed. "It was based on his public policies and it was based on the fact that he engaged in obstruction of justice, perjury and supporting perjury."

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