Franklin Graham: 'Trump Put America First, I’ve Never Seen Anyone Work Harder'
Evangelical pastor defends Trump's legacy
Concervative evangelical pastor Franklin Graham said during Donald Trump's time in office, he “put America first" before his own interests.
Graham reacted to a news story from USA Today that Trump had dropped “nearly 300 spots in Forbes billionaire rankings,” to which he credits the decline to Trump's selfless service to America.
Graham wrote on Facebook Friday:
"President Trump did not take a salary when he was serving as president — he gave it all back."
“So many politicians leave office with far more money than when they came in."
"This report says President Trump also dropped about $1 billion in wealth during those four years while he served.”
Forbes reported that Trump lost $1.1 billion after being elected president, which in effect caused him to fall 300 places from his original spot in billionaire rankings.
“From the time he entered the White House in January 2017 to his departure a few months ago, Donald Trump’s fortune fell by nearly a third, from $3.5 billion to $2.4 billion,” Forbes reporter Dan Alexander wrote.
Trump also refused to take a salary throughout his entire presidency and donated his $400,000 annual pay to federal departments.
Graham became a staunch supporter of Trump after initially declining to endorse him prior to the 2016 elections.
“Donald Trump became president not to make money or to put his hand in the till,” Graham wrote, “but to do his best to preserve the great things about this nation for future generations.”
“He put America first, not his own interests."
"I’ve never seen anyone work harder,” Graham added.
“Thank you, President Trump, for your service to this nation.”
Graham also blasted the recent leftist's anger over voting laws in the state of Georgia.
“All the uproar about Georgia’s new voting laws, & look at this comparison to New York!” Graham wrote on April 6.
“There have been so many false claims about the new Georgia voting law as they try to safeguard election integrity in their state.”
“Efforts to strengthen election integrity are being painted as voter suppression, & that is wrong,” Graham added.
“I think voter ID is a practical idea that would bring integrity to elections across our country.”
“We show ID to fly & check into a hotel. What’s wrong with showing it to vote?” he concluded.