DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, issues the following statement in response to the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections:
“Tonight’s election results do not negate President Trump’s continued popularity with evangelical Christians who, according to the latest polls, continue to give him a 73 percent approval rating. Historically, first-term presidents lose House seats in a midterm election because those who oppose a president’s policies are more motivated to vote than those who approve of a president’s policies.
“President Clinton lost more than 50 seats and President Obama more than 60 seats in their first midterm elections — yet both men went on to win second terms. I am confident the same will happen with President Trump.
“I predict that losing the House will actually increase the margin by which President Trump wins re-election in 2020. Running against the House ‘leadership’ of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters will be a gift that keeps on giving for the next two years.”
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 25 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book, Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God’s 7 Secrets for Success and Significance, is available in bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical adviser to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.