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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg can't find 'any compatibility' between Trump and Bible

by Ruth Sax

One of the favourites to run against Donald Trump in the Presidential election later this year has questioned Christians who support the current US President.

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said he can't find "any compatibility" by which Christians could support Trump.

During a CNN interview on Tuesday, moderator Erin Burnett asked Buttigieg if he thinks it remains impossible for a true Christian to support the president. 

Before quoting Buttigieg's previous remarks on the president's evangelical support, Burnett prefaced her question, "To the point you talk about God not belonging to any kind of a political party ... Do you think it is impossible to be a Christian and support President Trump?"

"Well, I'm not going to tell other Christians how to be Christians, but I will say [that] I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in Scripture," Buttigieg said, to which the audience applauded.

"Now, I guess that's my interpretation, but I think that's a lot of people's interpretation, and that interpretation deserves a voice."

Since the early stages of his presidential campaign, the 37-year-old has made his Christian faith a cornerstone, explicitly attacking the idea that "Christian" and "Republican" are synonymous terms.

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