Donald Trump claimed he did more for religion than anyone else during his presidency.
The former president claimed Biden and the Democrats had done “destructive” things to religion.
Trump also complained that he didn’t get enough credit from the Jewish people for everything he’s done for Israel.
Former President Donald Trump claimed he did more for religion than anyone else during his presidency.
“No one has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have,” Trump said in an interview on the show. FlashPoint on The Victory Channel, a Christian TV network.
He referred to “doing the Johnson amendment”, which he said was a “very bad thing”.
The Johnson Amendment is a U.S. tax law provision that prohibits nonprofits from supporting or opposing political candidates, or risk losing their tax-exempt status.
In 2017, Trump signed an executive order to relax the rules, arguing that it restricted the church’s free speech. Some experts said the order was mostly symbolic.
Trump also mentioned Mexico City’s policy of blocking federal funding for foreign non-governmental organizations that refer to abortion or discuss abortion as an option.
The policy that was first introduced in 1973 and has since been regularly repealed by Democratic presidents and reinstated by Republicans.
To form, Trump reinstated the policy while in office, and President Joe Biden repealed it in January.
In the FlashPoint interview, Trump also claimed that Biden and the Democrats had done “destructive” things to religion.
“I said Biden was going to be bad, he turned out to be much worse than anyone ever imagined. You talk about abortion, you talk about all subjects,” Trump said.
“He’s terrible on these topics, and he lied. And just like they cheated in the election, the election was rigged, just like it happened, they also cheated a lot with what they really think about organized religion and religion and frankly Christianity.”
It is not clear what Trump meant by saying that the Biden administration was cheating organized religion.
He also mentioned the widely refuted claims that the 2020 elections were fraudulent.
Trump went on to say he has done more for Israel than anyone, and complained that he didn’t get enough credit for it from the Jewish people.
“Besides, no one has done as much for Israel as I have, as you know. With Jerusalem and frankly ending the nuclear deal with Iran, which is a disaster and all the other things I’ve done for Israel,” Trump said.
“And by the way, in the evangelical community I mean I actually get, I probably get more credit for that than with Jewish people.”
“Nobody has done what I have done and I am very happy to do it.”
Trump has previously complained about Catholics and Jews who did not vote for himdespite everything he claimed to have done for their respective communities.
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