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6 Christian leaders react to President Trump’s State of the Union speech

6 Christian leaders react to President Trump’s State of the Union speech

Franklin Graham

Rev. Franklin Graham speaks during Franklin Graham's "Decision America" California tour at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on May 29, 2018, in Turlock, California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was supportive of the president's speech.

In a post on  his official Facebook page Wednesday morning, Graham criticized the opposition to the speech, especially Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s ripping up of an official copy of the speech.

“What we saw from President Donald J. Trump's opposition last night during the State of the Union address felt like a very personal resentment and hatred for the successes of America that had just been spoken of,” Graham wrote.

“Why would they not celebrate people seeing increases in their wages, our military being strengthened, a young girl receiving a scholarship, victories in the fight against ISIS, a military hero reunited with his family, a 100-year-old three-war veteran being honored, and other great news? It reveals contempt for the heart of America.”

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