President Donald Trump has enjoyed an overwhelming amount of support from evangelical Christians, both before and after his election. And despite his divorces, boasts about sexual assault and attempts to turn a blind eye on refugees, among other things, evangelical Christians have largely stood by their man.
Comedian Jordan Klepper turned his attention to the cozy relationship Trump has with evangelicals in a recent segment for the “The Daily Show.” Klepper spoke with a few evangelical Christians about their support for Trump, interspersing these interviews with images of Trump at a photo shoot surrounded by scantily clad models.
One of the president’s big evangelical fans is Pastor Mark Burns, a televangelist from South Carolina. Burns has been on the #TrumpTrain (his words, not ours) for quite some time. He spoke at the Republican National Convention and has continued to show unwavering support after the election.
Burns (who, by the way, has admitted to falsifying his resume to get ahead) was willing to brush aside Trump’s moral failings. He argued that “Donald Trump is not the pastor of the United States of America.” All that matters to Burns is that the president has “accepted Jesus Christ as his savior.”
On the flip side, Burns argued that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is good at “pandering at the black churches, singing whatever ‘Amazing Grace’ song she can come up with for that moment.”
“Do you think Donald Trump knows the words to ‘Amazing Grace’”? Klepper asked, referring to the old Christian hymn.
“I think it would be more like ‘Tremendous Grace,’ Klepper continued, mimicking Trump’s jargon.
“How fantastic the sound. Could save a pretty good guy like me. I once was lost, though, you know what? I was never lost. I was born with an impeccable sense of direction.”
Watch the full “Daily Show” segment above.