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Reverend Comes Under Fire After Making Controversial Claim About Trump And North Korea

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to rise, the world sits on edge waiting to see what happens next. There has been a ton of heated rhetoric emanating from both sides, and the whole situation is akin to a powder keg at the moment. Despite the endless speculation about what might come to pass, the reality is that no one knows how things are going to play out at this point.

In addition to the speculation, there has been a ton of analysis devoted to the appropriateness of President Donald Trump’s public remarks on the topic. He hasn’t been shy about projecting an image of firmness and strength, and many pundits feel that’s making the situation worse. While ripping the commander-in-chief for his remarks, the general argument is that diplomacy and sanctions are the way to go in this situation.

The argument falls apart when it’s been pointed out that both avenues have been heavily travelled with North Korea, but many stick to their guns anyway. Regardless of one’s personal feelings on Trump and his administration, it’s important in times of crisis to take a step back and look at the big picture. Trump is not merely shooting from the hip here without consulting with his top advisers. A tough and firm tone was decided to be the best course of action, and that’s what he’s been delivering.

What happens from this point is anybody’s guess, but at least one man claims that Trump has the ‘moral authority’ to take North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out if the situation calls for it. As Fox News shares, that man is Dr. Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. He serves as an informal adviser to Trump, and he points to a passage in the Bible as giving Trump the green light to deal with an extreme threat to our nation as he sees fit.

"For he is the Servant of God: An avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer," the passage he cites reads in part.

The reverend’s comments have been making the rounds, and they’re being dissected ad nauseam as well.

"The Bible gives @POTUS the moral authority to use whatever force necessary... to take out an evildoer like Kim Jong-un," reads a social media post from Fox News.

On the spiritual front, whether Trump has the so-called moral authority is certainly open to interpretation. There are likely plenty of folks that agree wholeheartedly with what Jeffers has to say, and you can rest assured that there are scores of folks that see things differently. While that’s something that’s open for debate, Trump’s authority as commander-in-chief is not.

It’s time for the political divide to be given a rest here, at least until the situation with North Korea cools off. It would be lovely if the divide could go away for eternity, but we won’t get crazy here. There’s been more than enough time for bickering between the Left and the Right. Hitting the pause button is more than called for, and those that heed that advice may find that their words are taken more seriously moving forward.

Source: Fox News Insider
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