Donald Trump Pledges to be Greatest Representative of Christians if Elected President
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Jul 27
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised Christians that if elected, he would be the greatest representative of faith in recent history.
The Christian Post reports that Trump told CBN of his pride in his Presbyterian faith.
"First of all I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian. I'm proud of it. I'm very proud of it," Trump said less than one month before he announced his presidential campaign.
“Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians that they've had in a long time."
Trump also recently criticized the Obama administration’s immigration policies for Syrian Christians.
"If you're from Syria and you're a Christian, you cannot come into this country. And they're the ones that are being persecuted. If you're Islamic and you come in, hard to believe, you can come in so easily. In fact, it's one of our main groups of people that are coming in. Not that we should discriminate against one or the other. But if you're Christian, you cannot get into the country. You cannot get in. I thought that was unbelievable. We have to do something about it," Trump said in a Las Vegas campaign rally.
Refugee Resettlement Watch editor Ann Corcoran says that Trump’s statistics were not perfectly accurate, but the candidate has the right idea.
"Trump is almost right. It isn't zero Christians, but it's pretty close to zero. Although we have admitted a small handful of Syrian Christian refugees, the vast majority are Muslims and mostly Sunni Muslims," Corcoran wrote.
Publication date: July 27, 2015