Evangelist Franklin Graham said on Jan. 21 that President Donald Trump was the victim a coup, but failed to provide any evidence to back up this wild claim.
During an interview with “Fox and Friends,” Graham said that Trump was an “honest person” who was being victimized:
I applaud what he has done this first year, even though he has been attacked since Day One. The left is trying to destroy this man. It’s almost like we’re in the middle of a digital coup. And that’s what it is. It’s a digital coup d’etat! They want to force him out of office, they want to take control of the government.
Graham falsely claimed that the GOP-Trump tax break is going to help all Americans and lectured Trump critics to support Trump:
He’s our president. Whether you voted for the man or you didn’t, it doesn’t matter, he’s the president. And if he succeeds we all succeed. If he fails, we all fail.
Graham failed top mention how he regularly attacked President Obama. In 2010, Graham claimed Obama was born a Muslim, reported Crooks and Liars:
Well, first of all, I think the president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim. His father was a Muslim.
The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim. His father gave him an Islamic name.
Now it’s obvious that the president has renounced the Prophet Muhammad and he has renounced Islam and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn’t.
Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for instituting an anti-gay law in 2014 while attacking Obama, noted Crooks and Liars:
Putin is going to do what’s right for Russia, and not what’s right for America, but for Russia. We used to have a president in this country that did what’s right for this country, but we don’t seem to have that right now.
Putin is going to make these decisions that he thinks is best for the Russian people, and he thinks that taking advantage of children — exploiting children — is wrong for any group so they passed a law. So, I do agree with him.