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Here’s ‘Friend of the Gays’ Donald Trump Pallin’ Around With One of America’s Most Anti-Gay Pastors

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Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress Is So Extreme Even Tim Tebow Refused to Associate With Him

Donald Trump has spent every day this week courting the LGBT vote. The billionaire businessman has used the Orlando anti-LGBT hate crime mass shooting terror attack to position himself as more pro-gay than Hillary Clinton, while telling his supporters how great for gay people he will be, despite his repeated declarations that he is opposed to same-sex marriage and will “likely” appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will overturn Obergefell.

So it comes as a surprise (not really) to see Trump retweeting a photo of himself with megachurch paster Robert Jeffress of Dallas Thursday night:

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Not only did Trump hang out long enough for a photo op with the anti-gay pastor, he invited him to speak at his Dallas rally Thursday night:

Who is Pastor Robert Jeffress? Aside from his Fox News gig, Jeffress is literally one of the most anti-gay pastors in America. Not only is he anti-LGBT, he is anti-Muslim, anti-Catholic, and anti-Mormon.

Jeffress’ proudly professed beliefs are so extreme even right wing icon Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winning NFL quarterback who made a name for himself – and a gave his name to his particular passion: praying. Tebow, a devout Christian evangelical, has a habit if kneeling in prayer during games, which is now called “Tebowing.” But in 2013 Tebow, scheduled to speak at Jeffress’ First Baptist Church in Dallas, cited “new information that has been brought to my attention,” and canceled after fans learned who Jeffress is.

Jeffress has said same-sex marriage “will pave the way to the future world that caters the antichrist to persecute and martyr Christians without any repercussions whatsoever.” And he added, “Once you enshrine gay marriage as a civil right, which is what the court did today, then anyone who opposes gay marriage will be guilty of a civil rights violation.”

RELATED: Trump Claims He Is Now The Most Pro-Gay Candidate for President In Speech on Orlando Terrorism

In 2014, Right Wing Watch reported, “Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress warned today that churches that don’t embrace right-wing politics are going to ‘surrender the control and the direction of this country to the godless, immoral infidels who hate God.'”

Jeffress has called the Mormon faith a “cult,” and said Satan rules Catholicism. 

But let’s remember, Trump, with a hour of Trump saying, “LGBT is starting to like Donald Trump very much lately. Starting to like Donald Trump very, very much lately,” this happened:

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Hat tip: Politico, Joe.My.God.

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Trump Calls Mt. Rushmore Story ‘Fake News’ — but Then Says It ‘Sounds Like a Good Idea’

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President Donald Trump attacked CNN and the New York Times for their story that the White House reached out to the governor of South Dakota about Trump being added to Mt. Rushmore. He claimed it was “fake news” but then proceeded to mischaracterize what the report actually said.

“This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!”

The report doesn’t say that he or the White House suggested the idea, it reported that the South Dakota governor created a mock-up of Mt. Rushmore with Trump’s face on it.

Still, Trump pivoted to suggest it’s “a good idea,” and posted a White House photo from July 3, of his face aligned with the others on the mountain.

 

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Trump Swears Dems Are Calling Him Begging to Negotiate on the Stimulus — but He ‘Got Everything He Wanted’ Already

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President Donald Trump side-stepped Congress to pass his own stimulus bailout with a series of executive orders. Now, however, he’s claiming Democrats are desperate to negotiate with him on the coronavirus bill.

Speaking to the press while leaving another vacation weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said Democrats are “calling him.”

“They’re much more inclined to make a deal now than two days ago,” Trump said.

It’s unclear which Democrats he spoke to, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t indicate she spoke to the president during interviews with the Sunday morning talk shows.

Trump also said that he’s been “personally” involved in negotiating the bill. In reality, it was his chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. So, Trump had to correct himself, saying he was involved “personally, you know, through my representatives.”

Neither Trump nor the White House or the GOP has clarified why negotiation is needed with Democrats if Trump already fixed everything through his slate of executive orders. It seems to fly in the face of Saturday’s press conference and the slew of headlines that followed.

 

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‘Angry’ Trump Michigan Voters Admit They Want ‘This Nightmare to End’ in November

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President Donald Trump’s Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they’d met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn’t lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

“I’m turning into more of an angry person than I’ve ever been in my life,” she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. “I’ve just got a countdown to November now, and I’m hoping we’ll wake up from this nightmare we’re in.”

She later explained that she was attracted to Trump in 2016 because he was a businessman who she thought would make the right decisions. But she’s now watching business leaders make those right decisions and Trump making the wrong ones.

Hal Ostrow once called himself “politically homeless,” but now things have changed for him too.

“I think we’re seeing it on a daily basis — this delegitimizing of pillars of our society, of institutions of government, everything from COVID testing to choices we’ve got to make for our kids. And there is just a void of leadership at the top,” he said.

Ostrow also explained that the “law and order” message from Trump isn’t really effective because the kind of “law and order” Trump wants isn’t resonating with suburban voters.

Morse agreed, saying, “we’re not 1950s housewives anymore. We’re educated, strong women, who are trying to raise families while working full time out of the home. So, to make a statement saying, we’re going to be — to defund the police and we’re going to be overrun in our communities by all these bad people, it’s ludicrous!”

Jerry Stepanovich was a Trump voter who was parroting the language the Trump used about the “witch hunt” against him. Now things have changed.

“Some of his statements, some of the buffoonery,” he said as a reason for his diversion from solid Trump supporters. “Some of his actions and also when he said, ‘we’re going to knock this right down,’ that’s — that ain’t gonna happen.”

When asked what he would have done differently, he said Trump’s “blasé” attitude claiming “yeah, we’ll take care of this,” is what Stepanovich found questionable. “The bravado — that’s kind of irking me right now.”

See the clip below:

 

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