Donald Trump Used, then Abandoned, Persecuted Christians

During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump used the persecution of Christians around the world to deflect from his scandals, but once in office he abandoned persecuted Christians and other religious minorities abroad. Is this what “America First” requires?

Trump's Record

“I think they felt like we’re going to be protected and Trump cares about us,” she said of the Chaldean community. “But I think in the end they got played, basically.”

- Crystal Kassab Jabiro, Chaldean Christian mother, teacher

“They helped Trump win Michigan, then his immigration crackdown split their community”, Boston Globe, October 12, 2019

“The White House has made explicit promises to protect persecuted Christians abroad. Sadly, we have not seen these promises honored through a robust U.S. refugee resettlement program that has been a lifeline of protection for persecuted Christians.”

- Scott Arbeiter, President, World Relief 

“Evangelical Leaders Express Deep Concern about Refugee Ceiling“, Evangelical Immigration Table, October 2, 2020)

"The president who allowed [Jamal] Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred..."

- Pat Robertson

“Evangelical Christian leaders are 'absolutely appalled' Trump would 'betray' Syria's Kurds”, The Week, October 8, 2019