Evangelist Franklin Graham praised President Donald Trump who mangled a telling of the Christmas story on Nov. 30 during a poorly attended Christmas tree lighting in Washington D.C. (video below)
Trump claimed that Joseph was the father of Jesus, when the Bible says that God is the father of Christ, notes the Friendly Atheist:
The Christmas story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all, the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.
Trump also pretended that he was the first president in some time to say words “Merry Christmas” even though President Obama did so every year for eight years (video below):
Now as the president of the United States, it’s my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas.
Despite Trump’s falsehoods, evangelist Franklin Graham praised him:
Never in my lifetime have we had a president willing to take a strong, outspoken stand for the Christian faith like President Donald J. Trump has. Whether you are Protestant, evangelical, Orthodox, Catholic–all Christians need to get behind him with our prayers.