Eric Trump Claims His Father Did More for Christianity Faith Than Anyone
Speaking at a conservative event in Kentucky on Saturday, Eric Trump said that his father, former President Donald Trump, has done more for Christianity in terms of religious liberty than anyone else.
Evangelical Christians are a crucial part of the Republican Party’s coalition, and Trump has been trying to win them over for a while. Throughout his presidency, Trump worked to satisfy Evangelical voters. One way he did this was by appointing Supreme Court judges who were willing to overturn Roe v. Wade, fulfilling a lifelong promise to these people while taking away reproductive rights for millions of women.
Eric Trump lauded his father for defending “religious liberty.” during a speech he gave at Freedom Fest in Morningview, Kentucky, where other conservative speakers included Donald Trump Jr., Candace Owens, and Kimberly Gilfoyle.
“In fighting for religious liberty, there’s no one that’s done more for Christianity than Donald Trump. No one,” he stated.
More than 300,000 people had watched a video of the remarks that had been shared to Twitter by attorney Rob Filipkowski, who tracks provocative statements by conservatives.
Critics on Twitter pounced on his comments, noting that other historical figures are often given more credit for their contributions to Christianity than the former president.
Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, became a prominent Trump opponent during the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021. A member of the House committee looking into Trump’s accusations of election fraud, he was one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach the former president
Democratic strategist and deputy press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Jesse Ferguson, tweeted, “12 apostles have entered the chat.”
Historian of American religion Daniel Gullotta argued that Trump’s remarks make “the case for religious studies.”
The Trumps have made no secret of the fact that they are devout Christians, but they have occasionally been criticised for comments they have made regarding religion.
In February, Eric remarked that if Jesus Christ were at his dinner table, he would ask him about the differences between Democrats and Republicans and if he had ever imagined “a person as incompetent as Joe Biden running the United States of America?”
After his brother Donald Trump, Jr. declared at a Turning Point USA conference in December 2016: “We’ve turned the other cheek and I understand sort of the biblical reference, I understand the mentality. But it’s gotten us nothing. OK?” some Christians criticised his views.
Peter Wehner, who worked in multiple Republican administrations, blasted his comments, accusing Trump Jr. of portraying “the scriptures are essentially a manual for suckers.”