Yesterday on ITV’s “Peston on Sunday” program, the Most Rev. Justin Welby said that he couldn’t understand why any Christians backed President Donald Trump. “I really, genuinely, do not understand where that is coming from.” He also chastised the president for his “completely unacceptable” views on women. An exit poll after the election showed that 81% of ‘white, born-again, evangelical Christians’ voted for Trump.
However, the archbishop did say he would meet with the president if he ever came to Britain. Welby said part of his job is to meet with people he disagrees with “and to testify with the love of Christ to them and to seek to draw them in a different way.” He said he has had to meet with people who have killed many people before in his work, and that he would not shun a state dinner with the president.