Ex-Bush Aide Rips Evangelical Trump Supporters For 'Obvious' Hypocrisy

Peter Wehner said evangelical support for Trump is a "tremendous indictment" of that religious community.

Peter Wehner accused evangelicals of hypocrisy for their continued support for Donald Trump.

“You have in Donald Trump the person who probably most embodies the antithesis of the Sermon on the Mount, the person of Jesus, and the teachings of Jesus,” Wehner, a prominent conservative Christian, said on MSNBC on Tuesday. “And this guy’s a rock star and has been for year after year.”

Wehner, who served in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and as a senior aide to George W. Bush, said evangelicals could have argued in 2016 that they didn’t know who Trump really was.

But not anymore.

“And by the time we got to 2020 it was so obvious what he was,” Wehner said. “And yet they stayed and it’s a tremendous indictment of them” and of the evangelical movement overall.

See more of his conversation on “Morning Joe” below:

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