Jeffress: ‘Trump is on right side of God when it comes to Life, Religious Liberty & host of other issues’
Following an appearance by Conservative Southern Baptist pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, Trump Tweeted this.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2019
In Jeffries interview he made light of the issue.
“There are 25 million Evangelical Christians who are not yet registered to vote,” Jeffress said. “It is important to get them registered so they can vote for the most Pro-Life, Pro-Religious Liberty, Pro-Israel President in history.”
According to the Capstone Report, Jeffress pointed toward Trump’s strong support among evangelicals in 2016, where the president won 81% of the evangelical vote.
“If we get millions more registered, just think what that would do,” Jeffress said. “It is not only the right but the duty of every American but especially every Christian to vote.”
That explains one reason for the push to register more evangelicals. However, there is more at play. There is a significant feeling among Trump supporters that voices like Dr. Jeffress are far better at galvanizing action among evangelicals than going through the typical channels—channels that worked against Trump in the 2016 campaign.