On a recorded call with religious advisers, on Thursday, former President Donald Trump complained about the lack of support from Catholics and Jews in the November 2020 elections. He claimed that he had done a lot for both these communities, but they had not reciprocated by voting for him. He also continued to baselessly claim that he had won the presidential elections.
The call, organized by the Intercessors for America, a religious group, began with Paula White, who is his controversial right-wing adviser and a televangelist. Trump said that he did a lot for the Catholics, and he was surprised that they didn’t do better with the Catholic vote.
He said added that he thought that they got 50 percent of the Catholic vote, although they did a lot for the Catholic vote. He said that they’ll have to talk to them and that they have to meet with the Catholics.
He was also disappointed with the Jewish voters and reminded them that he was responsible for setting up a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. He said that he had also done so many other things for them and that Israel never had a better friend than him and yet he got only 25 percent of the Jewish vote.
White and Trump announced a new National Faith Advisory Board which would consist of religious leaders some of whom were members on the call. This board is similar to his White House Faith and Opportunity initiative that he set up in the White House in 2018.
He criticized President Joe Biden’s record on religion, spoke favorably the Supreme Court’s decision about the Texas Abortion bill and complained about the rise in COVID-19 cases, forgetting that hundreds of thousands of Americans died under his watch. He conveniently forgot that Republicans states such as Florida and Texas were the ones who were against mask mandates and had low vaccines rates and had the highest number of cases due to the spread of the delta variant.
When asked about his religious beliefs in a question-and-answer session, he replied that it was all “based around God” and it was so important and that’ “God” was “so important to the success” of what they were doing.
Dallas’ Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris ended the call with a prayer, and he said that he prayed for all those Americans who had “voted the wrong way.”