A Christian magazine was labeled by President Donald Trump as a “far-left magazine” after it published an op-ed calling for him to be impeached for his “profoundly immoral” behavior.
In a blasted reaction, the President tweeted: “A far left magazine, or very ‘progressive,’ as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather 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,” he continued. “You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!” he wrote, apparently getting the initials of the magazine wrong because its name is Christianity Today.
Mark Galli, its editor in chief, wrote in the op-ed called for President Donald Trump to be removed from office and asked evangelicals not to support him.
“Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election, that is a matter of prudential judgment”, expressed Galli, and he added, “That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.”
The president’s moral failings are sufficiently obvious to deserve his removal from office according to the author.
“We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see.”
“None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character,” he added.
Galli also said that Trump “has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration” and that his activity on Twitter “is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
However, despite his remarks and his call to the Christian community to withdraw their support for the president, Galli expressed skepticism about the consequences his op-ed may have on Trump’s support among white evangelicals.
He told CNN’s John Berman “I don’t have any imaginations that my editorial is going to shift their views on this matter. The fact of the matter is that Christianity Today is not read by Christians on the far right, by evangelicals on the far right. So, they’re going to be as dismissive of the magazine as President Trump has shown to be.”