WATCH: Trump Says More Evangelicals Than Jews Thanked Him For Embassy Move
President Donald Trump told former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee that more evangelicals than Jews thanked him for the Jerusalem embassy move, Jewish Insider reports.
In an interview with Huckabee for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Trump discussed the Jewish and evangelical reaction to moving the US’s embassy to Jerusalem.
“I tell you what, I get more calls of thank you from evangelicals, and I see it in the audiences and everything else, than I do from Jewish people,” Trump said. “And the Jewish people appreciate it, but the evangelicals appreciate it more than the Jews, which is incredible… It really affects Jewish people in theory more, but… the evangelicals really appreciate it and that makes me feel good.”
In the lead-up to the embassy decision, evangelicals played a key role in aggressive advocacy towards Trump. Christian activists were at the forefront of pushing Trump to fulfill his campaign promise of the embassy move.
Huckabee, who now hosts ‘Huckabee’ on TBN, has also spent time in Jerusalem. Trump was the first guest to appear on his TBN show in October.
It was on Huckabee’s show in October that Trump said he wanted to give “peace a shot” before moving the embassy to Jerusalem.