Franklin Graham Says Trump Is Defending Christianity More Than Any Recent President

| JAN 22, 2018 | 11:35 PM

President Donald Trump has now been in office a full year, and perhaps the biggest group of people he's been an ally to is Christians.

The Rev. Franklin Graham thinks so, and on Sunday, he told Fox News all the ways that he stands out from his predecessors.

Graham was asked what this year has meant to him and his followers, as it's been such a strong year for religious freedom:

"First of all, I'm just grateful to the president. I find him to be an honest person. I find him to be a person concerned about the religious freedoms of Americans, but not just us here in this country, but he's concerned about the religious freedom of people in other countries.

And so I applaud what he has done this first year."

Graham said he believes the assault against Trump in the media amounts to a “digital coup,” and fellow Christians need to pray for him:

"We need to pray for this man, and as a Christian, I want to do all that I can to support him. ...

And if he succeeds, we all succeed. If he fails, we all fail."

He added to the list of Trump's accomplishments by saying “ISIS has been basically defeated in Iraq and Syria. They're on the run. We need to give him credit for that.”

He called Trump “a businessman who's trying to fix a broken system.”

He added that it's refreshing to have a president who defends Christians and who is not afraid to say the name of Jesus.

“He defends the Christian faith more than any president in my lifetime.”

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