Buttigieg: Trump's conduct and Scripture are incompatible

by Laura Mize · Feb 19th, 2020 11:39 am

Last Updated Feb 19th, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg criticized political conservatives on Tuesday night in a CNN town hall meeting, saying they do not talk much about key messages of Scripture.

Buttigieg emphasized his own Episcopalian religious identity before saying that he finds his interpretation to be different from the "political right."

"I find a message in Scripture that is very different from what the political right seems to want to talk about all the time," he said. "A lot about poverty, a lot about compassion, a lot about humility, that I seek in my imperfect way to live up to."

Later in the event, the moderator asked Buttigieg whether he thinks "it is impossible to be a Christian and support President Trump."

"I'm not going to tell other Christians how to be Christians, but I will say: I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in Scripture," Buttigieg said.


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