Last Friday night, First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress told Fox News’ Ed Henry that it was OK to defend Donald Trump from credible accusations of adultery because … Ronald Reagan:

Henry asked the Dallas-based pastor to respond to another minister who had accused Republican lawmakers of selling their souls by supporting Trump.

“Well, look, nobody has sold his soul to support President Trump,” Jeffress crowed. “You know, this is not an unusual thing—we’ve been here before. Back in 1980, evangelicals chose to support a twice-married Hollywood actor who was a known womanizer in Hollywood. His name was Ronald Reagan. They chose to support him over Jimmy Carter, a born-again Baptist Sunday school teacher who had been married faithfully to one woman.”


“The reason we supported President Trump, uh, President, uh, Reagan, was not because we supported womanizing or divorce, we supported his policies,” Jeffress added.

Needless to say, Reagan’s son Michael — who is also president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation — is furious:

Michael Reagan also took to task conservatives who haven’t condemned Jeffress’ remarks:

Honestly, it’s hard to blame Reagan for his vulgarity. He loved and revered his father. It’s Jeffress’ prerogative to support Donald Trump, but to drag Ronald Reagan’s name through the mud to do it is truly disgusting.