F. Graham: Don't bash Trump and lie that he's 'unfit'
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)
Rev. Franklin Graham targeted Democrats, Republicans and the media for tearing President Donald Trump down and claiming he is “unfit” to lead the country, calling them to end their barrage of attacks that often turn into personal affronts against the commander-in-chief.
The president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan’s Purse took to social media to defend the president amidst the ever-flowing assaults on his conservative stances and his personal character – criticisms that Graham argues are both unwarranted and ill-motivated.
“Some are quoted in the media saying that President Trump is ‘unfit’ for office,” Graham posted on Facebook. “Some have even gone as far as to suggest he should be forcefully removed from office. Really?”
Defending Trump’s right to preside
Graham began defending the president’s right to occupy the Oval Office, reminding both parties that Trump decisively swayed voters to support him to lead the country – fair and square.
“During the 2016 campaign, Donald J. Trump soundly defeated all of the Republican candidates and the Democratic candidate he debated,” the world-renowned evangelist reminded his Facebook following. “Even with that, polls and predictions didn’t give him a chance of winning the election – but he did.”
He insisted that the condemnation Trump has received is undeserved because he has kept most of the vows he had made on the campaign trail.
“And now he is keeping his word to the 62+ million people who voted for him,” Graham pointed out. “He promised to get the economy going, create jobs, appoint conservative judges, defend the unborn, rebuild our military and strengthen our southern border by building a wall – and he’s doing it.”
Before ending his social media post by calling for Christians to pray for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and their families – along with other White House staff – the preacher from North Carolina urged both parties to end their seemingly incessant verbal abuse and disparagement of the president – once and for all.
“I just wish the Democrats and the Republicans would work with him and stop trying to tear him down,” Graham impressed. “Nothing is gained by putting forth the lie that he is unfit.”
‘Unfit’ attacks …
Not long after announcing that she is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, hard left-leaning Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) headed up the latest round of “unfit” accusations against the president, when she suggested invoking the 25th Amendment to stir up more opposition to Trump staying in office.
“Their loyalty under law is not to him personally – it is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States,” Warren expressed about Cabinet members, according to WND.
This angle against the president has gained more resonance of late, as former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe continues to make media rounds to promote his new book, titled, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.
“McCabe – who was fired last March following a finding by the DOJ’s inspector general [that] he did not tell the truth to federal investigators – said in an interview that he and Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment to have Trump removed from office, Fox News reported,” according to the Western Journal.
The left’s latest urging to get rid of Trump invokes the Cabinet to declare Trump as unfit to lead the nation – using so-called “constitutional” means.
“The 25th Amendment allows the president to be replaced when a majority of Cabinet heads determine he or she is unable to discharge the duties of the office,” the Western Journal’s Randy DeSoto explained.
After McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview, Trump chimed in to social media to give his take on the matter.
“Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Trump tweeted. “He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged.”
The leftist media also ramped up its “unfit” argument, lashing out at the president for recent posts he made on Twitter.
“Over Presidents’ Day weekend, Trump again demonstrated why he remains as unfit as ever to follow in the footsteps of Washington and Lincoln – or even of Millard Fillmore and Warren Harding,” Washington Post columnist Max Boot wrote. “[The nation should not] tolerate his disgraceful conduct.”
The liberal journalist went on to insist that Trump has no business defending himself from the media by fighting back against its claims – which he often dubs as “fake news.”
“Boot also said Trump was ‘unfit’ for criticizing media, which, according to studies, is overwhelming anti-Trump,” WND pointed out. “One survey found 9 of 10 stories about Trump were negative.”
The attack from the largest progressive daily in the nation’s capital took aim at the president’s handling of several controversial issues that he brought up with Americans via social media in order to avoid the anti-Trump media bias.
“Trump has used Twitter to bypass the media and defend himself from attacks and promote his ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda,” WND noted. “Boot lashed out at Trump for promoting ‘Building the Wall,’ pressuring China through tariffs to trade fairly with the United States and criticizing the Justice Department.”
Other points of contention were also brought up by Trump, including a conspiracy during President Barack Obama’s last months in the White House to frame him – not to mention the Department of Justice’s current attempts at impeachment.
“Trump cited the Obama Justice Department’s use of an unverified ‘dossier’ funded by Democrats to spy on his campaign,” the WND report added. “And he pointed to the reports of top DOJ officials discussing the use of the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
Even New Yorker Magazine’s Jonathan Chait chimed in on the “unfit” narrative.
“Trump has at minimum proven that he lacks the temperament or basic competence to serve as president of the United States.” Chait insisted in his piece for the publication.
Another book attacking the president, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House – released January 2018 – incited the commander-in-chief to note that he is in the good company of former Republican President Ronald Reagan, who he said also had to weather blistering and scathing false media coverage on a daily basis.
In an interview, Wolff also brought up the 25th Amendment argument.
“Wolff told NBC’s Meet the Press that the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment is ‘alive every day’ among the White House staff,” DeSoto recounted. “The author also predicted the revelations in his book would ‘finally end this presidency.’”
As expected, Trump had an immediate comeback to Wolff.
“I’ve had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for president,” Trump tweeted January 7, 2018. “Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!”
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