Christianity Today editor in chief Mark Galli compared President Donald Trump to an abusive husband during a Friday segment on MSNBC.
“It had been my judgment that dealing with Donald Trump is like a woman who’s married to a man who’s verbally abusive. He’s a great provider and a good father to his children. She weighs that in the balance and says I can deal with that,” Galli said.
“Then the husband turns physically violent and all of a sudden, the balancing does not make any sense. The wisest thing to do is not to balance the book to say the one hand or another but to have it leave the home.”
Galli wrote an editorial arguing that Trump’s actions during his phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky were “profoundly immoral.”
“The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral,” Galli wrote.
Trump responded to the editorial on Twitter, calling it a “far left” magazine and said no president has done more for the evangelical community than he has.
This is not the first time an opponent has likened the president to violent abusers. Critics of Trump often compare him to dictators, with one liberal psychiatrist accusing him of being responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
- Christianity Today editor in chief Mark Galli during an appearance on MSNBC on December 20, 2019.: Screen grab