Political figures from both parties expressed condolences on the death of evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his home in North Carolina early Wednesday morning at the age of 99.
Former President Barack Obama posted this on Twitter in honor of Dr. Graham:
Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many – and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2018
And the man-child who currently inhabits the Oval Office sent out this:
The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018
Former Arkansas Governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was not about to be outdone, so he went on Fox “News” and Fox Business to discuss Graham’s death, telling host Charles Payne at Fox Business:
“Well, when I heard the news that Billy Graham was dead I said, ‘now there’s a real example of fake news.’ Why? Because Billy Graham is more alive right now than he’s ever been. And frankly Charles, if he’s not, if Billy Graham is not alive and with the Lord right now, then everything he lived for everything he preached is an utter hoax. I’m convinced confident that today — while his physical body may have worn out at age 99 — he is very much alive and the life he lives right now is a life that will never end.”
While Graham was undoubtedly a great man who helped many people over his life, it pays to recall some of his less than stellar moments.
In a phone call with the late Richard Nixon when Nixon was still in office, Graham had this to say about Jewish Americans:
“And all — I mean, not all the Jews, but a lot of the Jews are great friends of mine, they swarm around me and are friendly to me because they know that I’m friendly with Israel. But they don’t know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country. And I have no power, no way to handle them, but I would stand up if under proper circumstances.”
As for Mike Huckabee, if he’s a “Christian,” there are millions of people who would rather spend eternity in hell if Mike is gonna be allowed into heaven.
Here’s Huckabee on Fox “News” this morning: