If you've ever wondered why so many evangelical Christians continue to support Donald Trump, you're not alone.
On Wednesday, CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed David Brody, a Trump devotee and CBN political correspondent. Brody wrote a book titled The Faith of Donald Trump: A Spiritual Biography, and he's been hitting the talk show circuit. In the interview, Brody insisted that Trump is on a "spiritual journey," despite his decidedly un-Christian behavior. Yet a simple "yes" or "no" question from Cuomo derailed Brody's defense of the President's credibility as a moral authority.
Cuomo asked Brody if Trump attends church regularly. Brody ended up dodging the question, saying, "Please understand that he can come on himself and defend his church attendance."
The fun starts right around the 3:50 mark:
Brody seemed to think the interview went well:
But viewers were not impressed with Brody's inability to give a simple answer:
David Brody is from the particular branch of Evangelical Christians who are gifted at cashing in on religion.— Lin Soo (@LinSooMoon) February 14, 2018
Even Christians were having none of Brody's nonsense:
I totally agree. God put Trump in office? Are you serious? The Evangelicals are such a joke that it’s becoming an Ernest Angley and Jim and Tammy Faye Baker show. This is why I don’t go to church anymore bc it’s becoming a political arena! I just pray at home.— Montelou (@monpom24) February 14, 2018
And Cuomo weighed in with a succinct analysis:
you have to fight this notion that you have to feel violently about all views you dont like. my job is to test, to expose the strengths and weaknesses. brody has a tough task selling trump as being on a journey of faith in God https://t.co/qkZk104ZgY— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 14, 2018
Tough task, indeed.
H/T: Indy 100