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Jesse Jackson: Jesus Won't Let Trump Into Heaven Because Of His View Of Immigrants

Jesse Jackson suggested Monday that President Trump is going to Hell, according to Fox News.

The civil-rights icon, speaking at a march in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Action Network, criticized Trump’s recent proposal to require all immigrants to speak English and prove they are qualified for a job in the United States. Jackson argued that the United States should “be a nation of many languages.” He declared: “Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country. He would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom.”

Jackson then read a passage from the Bible’s Book of Matthew about helping the poor, which states: “I was hungry, you fed me; naked, you clothed me; captured, you set me free.” The Daily Wire reported that Jackson also joined the growing chorus of voices demanding the removal of Confederate monuments from government-owned property.

“The statues must come down,” he proclaimed, adding: “We stand against the relics of a war long since the Klan ended. The Confederate flag represents some evil, represents secession and slavery and sedition and segregation. The Confederate flag must come down. The statues must come down. Electoral College must come down. We want a one-person, one-vote democracy. … We must choose public health over private wealth for the common people.” Another civil-rights leader, MSNBC host Al Sharpton, praised the speech. He called his long-time ally a “prophet of our time.”

Jackson cited last month’s white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where Heather Heyer was killed when a car driven by a reputed neo-Nazi allegedly slammed into her and other anti-racism counter-protesters. Jackson compared the victim with civil-rights heroes such as James Earl Cheney, Andrew Goodman, Viola Gregg Liuzzo and Michael Henry Schwerner. “The blood of Heather Heyer, like the blood of … many others, shows the power of nonviolence,” the activist, a former presidential candidate, said. “The innocent blood of one woman shook the White House, made business leaders jump off of boards, shook the Congress across lines of party, and folks speaking around the world. There’s power in the blood.”

The Hill reported that on Sunday, during a sermon at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Jackson slammed Trump’s claim that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at the rally, and that some “very fine people” were among those protesting the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. “The president’s inability to call out white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis caused many to be embarrassed,” Jackson said.

He also told the congregation: “The fight against voter suppression and fake news and voter fraud is the fight of our day. Those who sought to deny the right to vote now seek to suppress the right.”

Fox News pointed out that Jackson has not always been a Trump critic. About 20 years ago, he made several complimentary statements about the New York City real-estate mogul. In a 1998 C-SPAN clip, Jackson can be heard remarking: “I do want to express thanks to you, Donald Trump. We need your building skills … your gusto.”

Source: Fox News Insider
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