5 Christian Leaders' Reactions to Trump's UN Speech: 'Trump Was Churchill'

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(Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)U.S. President Donald Trump (L) is greeted by Pastor Jeffress at the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington, U.S. July 1, 2017.

Robert Jeffress

The 61-year-old Robert Jeffress, pastor at the megachurch First Baptist Dallas and one of Trump's closest spiritual advisers, didn't waste time in getting out a statement to press following Trump's U.N. speech.

In a statement shared with The Christian Post, Jeffress called Trump's speech "the most courageous speech ever delivered by any President to address that global body."

"For far too long the United States has poured countless millions of dollars into a United Nations that fights against American interests, pacifies global tyrants, promotes anti-Semitism and mismanages humanitarian crises," Jeffress asserted. "President Trump's inaugural visit to the U.N. General Assembly represents a day of reckoning for a near hopeless bureaucracy, and his inaugural speech was the most courageous speech ever delivered by any President to address that global body. Thank God for a President who will call evil 'evil.' Today, Trump was Churchill."

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