Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas defended President Donald Trump’s reported adultery and possible secretive pay off to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal (in violation of campaign laws) by citing former President Ronald Reagan’s womanizing.
Jeffress defended Trump on Fox News in response to a report about the FBI being in possession of a recording of Trump discussing a payoff to McDougal with his former attorney Michael Cohen:
This is not an unusual thing. We’ve been here before. Back in 1980, evangelicals chose to support a twice-married Hollywood actor who was a known womanizer in Hollywood. His name was Ronald Reagan. They chose to support him over Jimmy Carter, with a born-again Baptist Sunday school teacher who had been faithfully married to one woman.
The reason we supported President Reagan was not because we supporting womanizing or divorce. We supported his policies. And that’s true here, Ed. We are choosing to support his policies. We’re not under any illusion that we were voting for an altar boy when we voted for President Trump. We knew about his past. And by the way, none of us has a perfect past. We voted for him because of his policies.
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)