Michael Brown on A Reality Check for Christian Supporters of President Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S., Dec. 18, 2019. (Reuters)

Do you recall the words of candidate Donald Trump—specifically, that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and he wouldn’t lose voters? Well, if you are a Christian supporter of Trump, as I am, you now have your “Fifth Avenue” moment. How will you respond?

Before I explain what I’m talking about, let me make my own viewpoints clear.

After strongly opposing Trump in the primaries, I voted for him in 2016, and I support him as my president. I have also stated that, if the elections in 2020 were between Trump and one of the current Democratic candidates, he would get my vote.

I also believe that the Democrats have been intent on impeaching Trump since he was inaugurated (really, since he was elected). And I do not believe he has committed impeachable offenses.

So, I am not a Trump basher in any sense of the word. And while I will make an appeal to the president in this article, my focus is on my fellow believers—in particular, those who claim to be Bible-believing Christians.

And that brings me to the “Fifth Avenue” moment of which I speak.

In his large rally in Michigan the night of the impeachment, President Trump related how he honored the late Democratic Rep. John Dingell, from Michigan, when he died earlier this year, lowering the flags to half-mast.

Trump then said that his widow, Debbie Dingell, now a Michigan Democratic Representative herself, called him. “That’s the nicest thing that ever happened,” she said. “Thank you so much. John would be so thrilled. He’s looking down. He’d be so thrilled.”

Then Trump spoke these words, which have created an instant firestorm and even deflected some of the attention from the impeachment: “Maybe he’s looking up,” Trump said. “I don’t know. … But let’s assume he’s looking down.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News