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Pastor Robert Jeffress will hold off endorsing Donald Trump until he is officially nominated by the Republican Party

by Kelly Valencia

Popular Pastor and vocal support of Donald Trump, Robert Jeffress has said he will refrain from publicly endorsing the former US president until the Republican Party announces its official candidate. 

"Donald Trump was a great president, and if he becomes the GOP nominee in 2024, I will happily support him," Robert Jeffress, told Newsweek.

Pastor Robert, who leads a 14,000-member congregation in Dallas, said it looks like the Republican Party is "headed toward a civil war that I have no desire or need to be part of." 

He added that his priority is to be "pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas and preaching God's word to millions of people". 

The popular pastor has been known for publicly encouraging his congregation to vote for Donald Trump and calling those Christians who do not support him "morons". 

His remarks come as Donald Trump promised this week to "make America great again as he announced he will run in the 2024 presidential elections.

But the reaction from evangelicals has been mixed with some arguing he won't gather as much as support as he did from the group during the 2016 election. 

"Because in the time that has elapsed from he standing the first time and then being elected to now, I think a lot of Christians have seen some of what he's done and been very disillusioned by it," Rev Christian Rees, an American writer and commentator, told Premier. 

"I think there are, however, of course, some Christians who will still back him and we know there are, but I don't think it will be the wholesale talk of this is God's man for this time, which there was at the first time."


 

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