Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele had some words for white evangelical Christian leaders who keep making excuses for the president. During an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, he did not mince any words for the religious leaders who appear to act like Trump can do no wrong—even if it’s blatantly against the “values” they claim to expect from leaders. Raw Story breaks it down:
“When it comes down to giving Trump a pass, some top evangelical leaders are turning a blind eye to his past indiscretions and came to his defense following recent reports about his alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews explained.
“I have very simple admonition: just shut the hell up and don’t preach to me about anything ever again,” Steele suggested.
“After telling me who to love, what to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter, the grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter, the outright behavior and lies don’t matter, just shut up!” Steele blasted.
“They have no voice of authority anymore for me,” Steele concluded. [emphasis added]
This is far from the first time Americans have been puzzled by the white evangelical support of Donald Trump. The narrow victory of Doug Jones over child molester Roy Moore really put their hypocrisy into perspective. It’s clear that this won’t be the last we will hear about their seemingly unwavering support of Donald Trump—his corruption, sexual assault, racism, and lying be damned.
Watch the clip below: