Trump uses bully pulpit to bully Christian leaders

President Trump sees Christians as a voting bloc rather than a faith community, and doesn’t take kindly to it when Christian leaders disagree with him. No president in the modern era has used the Office of the presidency to attack religious leaders and institutions like he has.

Trump's Record

“Donald Trump escalated his fight with Washington’s evangelical leaders on Monday by attacking the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm.”

“Scorched earth name-calling, insulting and demagoguing does not seem to me to be the way to build a winning general election coalition.”

- Mark DeMoss, who represented Billy Graham, Rick Warren and other evangelical leaders

“An attack on Russell Moore is an attack on the entire evangelical community.”

- Pastor Samuel Rodriguez Jr., Advisor to Trump and President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

“Donald Trump's Feud With Evangelical Leader Reveals Fault Lines”, TIME, May 9, 2016

“Donald Trump is lashing out against an African-American pastor who interrupted him Wednesday to chide him for campaigning in her Flint, Mich., church.

"Something was up," Trump told Fox and Friends on Thursday morning, calling the Rev. Faith Green Timmons a "nervous mess."

“Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor — But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter”, National Public Radio, September 15, 2016

“President Donald Trump blasted a prominent Christian magazine on Friday, a day after it published an editorial arguing that he should be removed from office because of his “blackened moral record.”

Trump tweeted that Christianity Today, an evangelical magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham, “would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President.”

“Trump blasts Christian magazine that called for his removal”, Associated Press, December 20, 2019