Trump Doesn't Take Kindly to Christianity Today Editorial

It calls for his removal from office
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2019 7:38 AM CST
Trump Blasts 'Far-Left' Evangelical Magazine
President Trump is seen in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday in Washington.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

The "far-left" evangelicals are out to get Trump. That's from the president himself, who didn't take kindly to an editorial this week by Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of leading evangelical magazine Christianity Today. In it, Galli calls Trump a "leader of grossly immoral character" who should be removed from office, either by "the Senate or by popular vote next election." Trump was up early Friday to offer his thoughts on the magazine, which was founded by Billy Graham, and its stance. "A far left magazine, or very 'progressive,' as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn't been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call," he tweeted, apparently referring to his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president.

The president added the magazine "would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it's not even close." He ended with: "I won't be reading ET again!"—a likely typo that prompted jokes about how Trump was referring to Evangelical Today, Entertainment Tonight, or even the Spielberg movie alien. Graham's son, Franklin Graham, who has no ties to Christianity Today, tells the Washington Post that even though he hasn't read the editorial, he knows his father wouldn't have approved of it. "He would've been very embarrassed that the magazine he started would call for something like this when there are no crimes committed," Graham said. "It's a totally different magazine than what he started." (More President Trump stories.)

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