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Franklin Graham lists why he's grateful for 4 years of Donald Trump as president

by Tola Mbakwe

Rev Franklin Graham has said he's grateful for the four years Donald Trump was US president. 

On Monday, he wrote a lengthy Facebook post sharing his response to people that ask if he's disappointed that Mr Trump didn't get re-elected. 

He wrote: "I have to say honestly, that I am grateful-grateful to God that for the last four years He gave us a president who protected our religious liberties; grateful for a president who defended the lives of the unborn, standing publicly against abortion and the bloody smear it has made on our nation; grateful for a president who nominated conservative judges to the Supreme Court and to our federal courts; grateful for a president who built the strongest economy in 70 years with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years before the pandemic; grateful for a president who strengthened and supported our military; grateful for a president who stood against "the swamp" and the corruption in Washington; grateful for a president who supported law and order and defended our police.  

"I'm grateful for a president and a vice president who recognized the importance of prayer and were not ashamed of the name of Jesus Christ. I'm thankful that the president stood against the secularists who wanted to take Christ out of Christmas and that he brought back the greeting "Merry Christmas!" So as we come to the end of this election season, I look back with a grateful heart and thank God for all of these things."

His comments came as the US Electoral College gave Joe Biden a solid majority of its votes on Monday. 

It confirmed his victory in last month's election in state-by-state voting that took on added importance this year because of Mr Trump's refusal to concede he lost.

California's 55 electoral votes put Mr Biden over the top, clearing the 270-vote mark that affirmed he will be the nation's next president.

In his Facebook post, Rev Graham added that it's "unfortunate many people got confused and made the election about personalities rather than the policies of the candidates".

He concluded the post by saying Mr Trump was one of the greatest presidents the United States has had. 

Mr Trump thanked Rev Graham on Twitter.

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