President Trump has responded to an editorial published in “Christianity Today”, a major evangelical Christian magazine that calls for his removable from office. The magazine was founded by the Rev. Billy Graham in 1956. The editorial was written by Editor-in-chief Mark Galli and stated that President Trump had “dumbed down the idea of morality.”
President Trump took to Twitter and stated, ‘a far-left magazine, or very progressive as some would call it.’ Trump also brought up that the magazine was not doing very well and the Rev. Billy Graham and his family have nothing to do with the magazine in his tweet. Trump continued to state that the magazine would rather have a “Radical Left nonbeliever” that wants to take away “religion and guns.” He went on, to say“no President has done more for the Evangelical community.”
….have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
According to Editor-in-chief Mark Galli, the editorial was aimed at the evangelical Christians who still follow and support President Trump after his historic impeachment. In the editorial that was published Galli stated, “the president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents,” Galli wrote.
Rev. Billy Graham son Franklin Graham also spoke out and responded on Facebook to the editorial published in Christianity Today about calling for the President to be removed from office and for bringing up his father in this matter. Franklin Graham responded by stating that yes his father founded the magazine but in no way supports the editorial. He went on to explain that his father the Rev. Billy Graham “knew and supported President and Trump” and that his father had also voted for Trump. He also went on further and called the magazine “one-sided with the Democrat party” and that the attack on the President was “unfathomable.”
President Trump is the third President of the United States to be impeached in history. The House of Represitives voted to impeach Trump on two articles of impeachment. The first article accuses President Trump of using foreign aid to Ukraine to gather information on former vice president Joe Biden who is running in the 2020 Presidential elections. The second article of impeachment accuses the President of interfering with Congress during their investigation.
The first president to be impeached in the history of the United States was President Andrew Johnson in 1868. Johnson who was the 17th president was impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors”, for the ‘Tenure of Office Act.” The second president to face impeachment was Presiden Bill Clinton in 1998. Clinton who was the 42nd President of the United States faced two articles of impeachment, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice in connection with Monica Lewinsky. Neither President was removed from their seats in office.
President Trump still faces a trial in the Rebulicalin controlled Senate scheduled for January 2020. The Constitution requires that a two-thirds majority, 67 senators must vote that President Trump is guilty be removed from office. No Republicans in the House voted to impeach President Trump.