Evangelical leader Franklin Graham suggests Trump may be too fit to run in 2024

Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and one of former President Trump’s earliest and most influential evangelical Christian supporters, said Axios on HBO it would be a “very difficult thing” for Trump to run for a second term in 2024. “I think for him it’s going to be all about his health at that time,” Graham, 68, said. “If he still has energy and strength like he does. I don’t. Trump, 74, “isn’t eating well, you know, and it’s amazing how much energy he has. a,” Graham added. “He lost weight, 15 pounds, maybe. So he may be healthy and fit. I do not know.”

Graham may be a Trump supporter, but he said Axios he would “absolutely” work with President Biden’s administration, if asked, to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

White evangelical Christians are one of the most hesitant groups to get vaccinated, according to several surveys. Graham has publicly stated that he is vaccinating himself, drawing ridicule from many of his supporters, but he was clear with Axios that he sees encouraging people to get vaccinated up there with the salvation of souls. “I want people to know that COVID-19 can kill you, so we have a vaccine that could potentially save your life,” he said. “And if you wait, it might be too late.”

Barry F. Howard