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'Demonic Power' May Be behind Opposition to Trump, Says Franklin Graham

  • Amanda Casanova

    Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and…

  • 2019 Nov 25

Franklin Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham, says the political divide in the U.S., including the impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump, may be a result of “demonic power.”

In an interview with author and radio show host Eric Metaxas, Graham talked about the current state of politics in the country, the Washinton Examiner reports.

“Well, I believe it's almost a demonic power that is trying,” Graham started to say before Metaxas interrupted, saying “I would disagree. It’s not almost demonic. You know and I know, at the heart, it’s a spiritual battle.”

Metaxas called the situation in the country “bizarre,” where people “exist to undermine the president of the United States. It’s just a bizarre time for most Americans.”

Much of the political turmoil has stemmed from Trump’s presidency, but Graham said Trump’s administration has actually been successful.

"If you look at what the president, just for our country, regardless of whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, unemployment is at the lowest in 70 years. More African Americans are working, more Latinos are working, more Asians are working, more everybody is working. We have an economy that is just screaming forward. It's incredible."

Previously, Graham has been criticized for supporting Trump, but Graham told Metaxas that he believes Trump is a believer.

“I believe that Donald Trump believes, he believes in God. He believes in Jesus Christ. His depth, he doesn’t, you know, he went to churches here in New York, he didn’t get a whole lot of teaching,” Graham said according to The Atlantic.

Graham added that Trump has been successful in office, and his work has been impactful for Christian churches.

“More people are working so more people are tithing and giving to churches. There’s more money for missions and for building programs. All of this because Donald Trump said he was going to turn things around and make America great again.

“He’s not a politician and I appreciate that about him,” Graham added. “He’s a businessman, and that’s what we’ve needed in our government. Not politicians. Businessmen, and he’s done that.”

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