1/12 11:15 AM PT
UPDATE FROM CBN NEWS
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A representative from President Donald Trump’s team of evangelical advisers is weighing in on reports that the president used a vulgar description of certain countries during the immigration debate at the White House Thursday.
Johnnie Moore is often referred to as an informal spokesperson for the group of evangelicals who have prayed for Trump and met with him at the White House on previous occasions.
Moore told CBN News:
“Obviously, those words aren’t words we would use, and everyone who knows us knows this.
As it relates to immigration, most of us are laser focused on urging members of Congress to stop playing politics with people’s lives and to make a deal that helps Dreamers before moving on to deal patiently, seriously and comprehensively with broader immigration reform at an appropriate time.
I might add that it seems the potential deal is very clear; it should be easier than this.
Like it or not, our system almost always demands compromise, and if the Democrats support an inanimate object (the wall) – a policy supported by most Democrat leaders also for many, many years for the same security reasons for which Republicans support it today – then the republicans will easily line up in mass to get Dreamers permanently cared for.
Again – like it, or not – that is the reality of the situation, our system demands compromise, and it seems potentially like a very clear compromise.
It is a legislative branch issue, not an executive branch issue and Americans who care about Dreamers, as we do, and comprehensive immigration reform, as we do, must to keep unrelenting pressure on members of Congress to do their job.
We will maintain this pressure on Congress whatever the dramatic and distracting news of the moment which attempts to deflect from it.”