Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been one of the most dedicated members of the Trump team. In her role as White House Press Secretary, Huckabee Sanders has the intimidating job of dealing with a belligerent press corps, primarily comprised of Trump detractors.
Despite being the third woman and first mother to serve as press secretary, Huckabee Sanders has been the target of the Left’s scorn. In response to a New York Times piece that discussed her Christianity, liberals attacked Huckabee Sanders, accusing her of not being Christian because she works for Trump.
The Twitter responses to Huckabee Sanders’ declaration of faith were harsh. Liberal users accused her of having “sold” her religion and even of not having a soul. They also mocked Huckabee Sanders for being “white, tone-deaf, evangelical, and lying.”
One Twitter user wrote, “I do not believe that anyone who is a true Christian, or a religious person of any faith, can work for this President.” Another stated, “If Ms. Huckabee Sanders ever had a soul, which I assume she claims to have had, she has certainly sold it. Like father, like daughter.”
That last comment alluded to her father, former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee. Before entering politics, Governor Huckabee served as a Baptist pastor for 12 years.
Huckabee Sanders’ Christianity is a major influence on her political views. According to the New York Times piece, the White House Press Secretary reads from a book of Christian devotionals before every briefing.
The reporter who interviewed Huckabee Sanders also attempted to depict her Christian faith as being in contrast to her work for President Trump, asking how she reconciles his statements to her religion. Huckabee Sanders responded:
“I certainly didn’t approve of a couple of the comments, but at the same time, we were looking for a Commander-in-Chief, not a pastor. Oftentimes, people want to make politicians perfect. And that’s one of the actual beauties of Christianity, is understanding that no one is.”
Since the days of the campaign, Trump has had the strong support of the Christian community–particularly evangelicals. National Catholic Reporter notes that Trump secured the presidency in part because of evangelicals, winning 81 percent of the demographic. As Time reported, notable evangelical figures like Jerry Falwell, Jr. supported Trump’s campaign.
Liberals are leveling brutal accusations against Sarah Huckabee Sanders because of her faith. Do you think she is unduly targeted because of her Christianity?
Trump has been a consistent supporter of the issues that matter to Christian voters. As covered by NBC News, Trump is strongly pro-life and has expressed his support of reversing the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The Washington Examiner reports that as president, Trump moved to end the government funding of abortions abroad.
The BBC reported on Trump’s order last month to bar transgenders from serving in the US military. He also signed a religious freedom Executive Order in May, as reported by Fox News. The Executive Order eases IRS restrictions on churches and other religious organizations involved in political activities.
The Hill reports that members of Trump’s cabinet, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, regularly meet in a Bible study group. Time and again, Trump has proven himself to be aligned with the Christian values of Americans who elected him. For that, he and his administration, are under attack from the Left.