Warnock Compares Trump Supporters To Advocates of Slavery

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During a recent interview, Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) compared the supporters of former President Donald Trump, particularly evangelical Christians, to segregationists and slavery advocates, implying that they must be accountable to a distinct God.

Warnock participated in a protracted dialogue with presenter David Remnick that was broadcast on “The New Yorker Radio Hour” over the weekend.

Warnock tried to claim that the political struggle against Trump was also a “moral and spiritual” conflict.

“Well, there were a number of Christians, a whole lot of Christians, who were pro-slavery. And, there are a whole lot of Christians who were pro-segregation. There’s a recurring line by Martin Luther King Jr in his letter from the Birmingham jail. He says it a few times, and in his speeches — he says, ‘I am so disappointed in the American church. What kind of people worship there? Who really is their God?’ That’s the question for this moment. ‘Who really is their God?’ Particularly when we’ve been told by a lot of folks on the far right for years that their focus is family values.” Warnock said.

“And those same people now are lined up behind Donald Trump. A man who has, had several marriages who found himself caught up in the crosshairs of, his decision to having an affair with a porn star, and these same folks who raised these issues around family values and private morality are the ones who are speaking as if he is the Messiah of God. I think the question that Doctor King asked all those years ago is especially relevant at this moment: ‘Who really is their God?’” he continued.

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