Tina Campbell of the gospel powerhouse duo Mary Mary responds to the backlash she’s gotten for voting for Donald Trump because she liked “his Christian values”.
Girl, Donald Trump was never for you – or anything that looks like you – so why would you ever be for him?
In a previous interview with The Root, Campbell stated she didn’t like either of the presidential candidates, but found Trump’s Christian values corresponded closely with hers:
“I was faced with two presidential candidates that I really did not approve of,” Campbell elaborated.
“And so I had to find something, a commonality with one of them, that would make me feel like if I have to vote, I should utilize my right to vote.
Since I don’t prefer either of them, what can I find that would make me vote? And some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him.”
Campbell also received backlash for asking fans to “pray” for Trump shortly after he won the presidential election:
“Many of the decisions that he has made afterwards, I have not been in agreement with at all, which I wasn’t in agreement with my last president that I voted for,” she added.
“But however, as a Christian, my perspective is to pray for the president, to not use my social platforms or other platforms to try to destroy this man, because at the end of the day, he still represents the country that I live in.
So if I’m going to use my platform, my power, my voice, I ought to use it to pray for him. To pray that he would make wise decisions, that he would be true to the oath that he took, and to not incite fear by talking about everything that’s wrong, especially with people that’s my color.”
Watch as Campbell claps back at the backlash she’s received for her support of Trump below:
Mahatma Gandhi — “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
If Christians acted like Christ, the whole world would be Christian.”