November 1, 2016

GOP donor and Christian Conservative Foster Friess went on CNN to make the case that Evangelical voters should have no moral compass at all and just forgive Trump's sexual predator behavior or else they will have failed their faith.

Friess told Carol Costello, "Well, I don't think they should be conflicted if they really embrace their Christian values."

If you forgot who Foster Friess is, he was Rick Santorum's Super PAC money man in the 2012 presidential election. He was asked by Andrea Mitchell about contraception and famously said, "This contraceptive thing, my gosh it's such inexpensive, back in my days we used Bayer aspirin for contraception, the gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly."

As CNN host Carol Costello was questioning Friess about the disconnect some evangelical voters are having with Trump, it forced him to make idiotic Bible analogies and to lean on inane quotes like "you judge the fruit sometimes by looking at the tree" when he discussed Trump's children and how awesome Donald really is.

Costello asked, "What do you say to people who are conflicted about Donald Trump?

Friess replied, "Well, I don't think they should be conflicted if they really embrace their Christian values. One of the greatest gifts Jesus gave us was forgiveness."

For Christian Conservative operatives like Friess, the concept of forgiveness only applies to Republicans.

Then Friess, like every other Trump surrogate, veered off into an unrelated topic and blamed Hillary Clinton for putting the video in public. (She didn't.)

He said, "A lot of Christians are turned off by the fact that Hillary Clinton is complaining about the terrible image this video presents to America. she's the one who put the video up and is spending millions of dollars to show it again and again and again."

Has lying become a prerequisite to identify as a Christian conservative?

Costello was stunned and asked, "You mean the "Access Hollywood" video? "Yeah --" "NBC put the video up, not Hillary Clinton."

Friess is saying that evangelicals are more upset that Clinton is highlighting Trump's sex tape, then the actions Trump used himself.

Costello cut him off and asked, "I want to ask you. Shouldn't Donald Trump be held accountable on that "Access Hollywood" tape when he was joking around with Billy Bush?"

Of course he was not going to defend the sex tape, so he lied some more and said, "But the whole idea of forgiveness. I think that's why Christians are excited he came up and said, 'you know, in the heat of the campaign I've said things I shouldn't and really regret it and I particularly regret if it caused personal pain"

Friess continued, "He's apologized. If we don't forgive someone, what value is our Christian faith if we don't forgive?"

Friess apologized for Trump in that one sentence better then Trump ever has since he started campaigning.

When Costello brought up the religious state of Utah, whose voters are refusing to embrace Trump, Friess used Bible stories to educate them.

"I think the whole message of Christianity here is evidenced in Donald Trump's progress. You look at where he was years ago and where he is today. We have to be excited about that. the whole Christian message is when a guy screwed up, you don't put your foot on his throat and throw him on the human junk pile, you help him."

Forgiving a person who has sinned is one thing, Foster. Forgiving them doesn't mean electing them to the highest office in the land. Trump is as disgusting today as he was ten years ago. Does Friess have any shame whatsoever?

Friess dismissed Christian students from Liberty University who are angry with Jerry Falwell Jr., for supporting Trump, and described them as "knownothing young kids," whose "wisdom" will eventually come to them.

Costello shot back, "These are voters."

When Foster couldn't think of anything else, he said ISIS was cutting off people's heads. I kid you not!

The idea that this man represents any form of religion should be a cautionary tale to all people.

And aspirins.

(h/t Mediate)

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