Following the endorsement by a Christian magazine to support impeachment charges against him, including voicing support of his removal from office, President Donald Trump on Friday morning blasted a publication, vilifying it as being left-leaning.
Christianity Today, a magazine that was founded by the late Billy Graham, published a scathing opinion piece by its editor-in-chief, in which it noted Trump’s blatant abuses of power while in office. While it recognized that Trump had done some positive things, in the magazine’s eyes, in order to promote Christianity, that didn’t erase the wrongs he had done.
The article called for Trump’s removal through impeachment.
“None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character,” Mark Galli wrote in his opinion piece.
The article also encouraged Evangelicals, who have largely supported Trump, to remove themselves from associating with his presidency.
“To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve,” Galli added.
Trump responded on Friday morning, the day after the article was posted, and described the magazine in less-than-glowing terms.
“A far left magazine, or very “progressive,” as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President,” Trump wrote in his tweets.
….have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
Trump added, “No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!”
While Trump blasted Christianity Today as “far left,” the magazine is actually considered more conservative (or centrist, at best) by fact-checking site Media Bias/Fact Check.
“Overall, we rate Christianity Today Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the Christian Right,” that website wrote in its rating of the magazine. “We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.”