Fox's Robert Jeffress Desperately Spins For Trump After Sexual Assault Revelations

Fox's Robert Jeffress Desperately Spins For Trump After Sexual Assault Revelations

Jeffress: Despite "Despicable" Comments, Trump Is Still The Right Person "To Shape The Supreme Court, And Therefore Shape America, For Generations To Come"

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From the October 8 edition of Fox News' America's Election HQ:

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ELIZABETH PRANN (HOST): You've been defending and campaigning [for] Donald Trump from the very beginning, but sir how do you defend the most recent audio leak that we've seen?

ROBERT JEFFRESS: Well, let me be very clear about this. These statements were lewd, offensive, and indefensible, but they're not enough to make me vote for Hillary Clinton. Last week, I was in Trump Tower. I moderated a meeting between Mr. Trump and religious leaders, and I said, with Trump seated to my left, I said, "look, I might not choose this man to be a Sunday school teacher in my church, but that's not what this election is about." It's about choosing the best leader to reverse the downward spiral of the nation.

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JEFFRESS: Well, first of all, I don't defend the actions or the words. I also talked about the fact that the Bible teaches we are all sinners who all need Christ's forgiveness. But when it comes to family values, I would just say that the issue, I think, for conservative Christians in this next election is the Supreme Court. USA Today said last Friday, that the next president is going to shape the Supreme Court, and therefore shape America, for generations to come. Donald Trump is the only candidate who said he will appoint justices who interpret the Constitution using the law rather than political correctness. And I just think, Elizabeth, as despicable as these comments are, I really believe conservative Christians need to keep their eye on what the real issue is in this campaign.

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Previously:

Fox Contributor Robert Jeffress Defends Trump Despite Sexual Assault Boasts

Don’t Only Call Trump’s Comments “Vulgar” And “Lewd” -- He's Describing Sexual Assault

New Evangelical Advisory Board Disproves Trump’s Claim Of Being An LGBT Ally

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