A liberal Anglican bishop has slammed America's "Christian Right" for not seeing U.S. President Donald Trump's "narcissistic amorality" beforehand and for supporting him in the November elections.
In a blog titled "We won't get fooled again: Trump, Charlottesville and the American Dream," the Bishop of Leeds, Nicholas Baines, launched an attack on Trump and the evangelicals who voted for him. The entry was written after the violent rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, which the president had at first not condemned specifically, Christian Today noted.
According to Bishop Baines, the Christian Right was at fault for believing Trump's promises of making America great again without questioning his "empty rhetoric." He also slammed the president over his alleged "misogyny, amorality, financial track record, sexual behaviour, narcissism and nepotism," and other negative characters which reportedly would have ruled out other candidates from the presidency.
Baines also touched on the Charlottesville incident, saying people are right in finding fault in what he says is Trump's inconsistency in condemnations. The Bishop of Leeds said the president should condemn neo-Nazi criminals who run over people in the same way that he condemns Islamic terrorists.
In the end, Baines applauded the Christians who condemned the Charlottesville violence. He also called on the Republican Party to oppose the Trump regime.
Meanwhile, Trump reacted to criticism he received for not denouncing white supremacists in the Charlottesville protest by saying it was unfair to blame the Right for the incident. He asked if the counter-protesters also have any guilt for attacking the alt-right wielding clubs in their hands, News.com.au reported.
For Trump, the Charlottesville protests were overall a "horrible day," with a bad group on one side and a violent one on the other. He pointed out that the counter-protesters charged at the alt-right without a permit and said both sides were at fault.