Trump to Evangelicals: I won't let you down

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Donald Trump and Pastor Robert JeffressEvangelicals turned out for Donald Trump on Election Day and a prominent pastor who backed him says the president-elect won't forget it.

An ABC exit poll found that 84 percent of Evangelicals who cast a ballot voted for Donald Trump, larger than turnout for Mitt Romney, John McCain, and George W. Bush. 

Catholic voters also broke for Trump, 52 percent to 45 percent, over Clinton.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, was one of the first evangelical leaders to back Trump this year, alarming many who were surprised by the pastor's decision to join arms with the playboy billionaire.  

Jeffress told OneNewsNow at the time that he understood Trump was not an Evangelical but the country needed strong leadership to defeat Hillary Clinton.

The pastor first appeared with Trump in January at a campaign event in Iowa, where he prayed and introduced the candidate. 

Jeffress, who was attending Trump's victory party Tuesday night, again acknowledged the real estate mogul's shortcomings as election results showed the GOP nominee was heading to the White House.

"I'm not under any illusion I'm going to have Bible studies with Donald Trump," the pastor candidly admits. "But I do believe he's going to follow through on these basic commitments."

Jeffress says he spoke briefly with Trump on election night.

"And he expressed to me, after his speech last night, his deep appreciation for the Evangelicals who voted for him," Jeffress recalls. "And he said I will not disappoint you."

voting at church"God did this," says Alex McFarland, a speaker, author and radio show host for American Family Radio.

Evangelicals, he observes, have been concerned about Supreme Court vacancies, lawlessness in government, and a "progressive, socialist revisionist agenda" under President Barack Obama.

Political pundits, meanwhile, called Trump's candidacy a "clown show" destined to end on Election Day, McFarland says, and they were proven wrong by the end of the night.

Evangelicals must be involved in politics to protect religious freedom that's endangered by politics, conservative activist Gary Bauer wrote Wednesday in his daily End of Day commentary.

"It is the left that constantly insists that our faith be checked at the church door. It is the left that insists that faith be purged from the public square," he wrote. "It is the left that is constantly redefining our biblical values as hatred and bigotry." 

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