It’s safe to say some people thought Tina Campbell lost all her good sense when she wrote a letter to President Donald Trump in January. The singer let the newly elected commander-in-chief know that she was praying for him and hoped he would apply “understanding and compassion” to constituents during his tenure in office.
This was days after creating a xenophobic Muslim Ban.
Nonetheless, Trump’s following months of unconstitutional acts, offensive rhetoric and questionable ties to the Russians has not stopped the gospel singer from justifying her opinion of him.
“I was faced with two presidential candidates that I really did not approve of,” Campbell told The Root.
“And so I had to find something, a commonality with one of them, that would make me feel like if I have to vote, I should utilize my right to vote. Since I don’t prefer either of them, what can I find that would make me vote? And some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him.”
In response to Campbell’s recent statements, actress and reality star Tami Roman made a video. “She used to sing about taking off the shackles off her feet so she can praise Him,” Roman says.
“How could she miss the shackles, chile? Cause that’s how I feel with Donald Trump in office. They said she said, ‘She related to his [Trump] good Christian values.’ But I say, sis, Puerto Rico been sitting in the dark for the past week with no water and no food. What’s God-like and Christian-like about that?”
“And girl, no shade, but how did you find time to vote with all them kids? Because I got two, they can drive, and I barely got myself to the fire station. But you got yours in.”
Black Twitter had a similar reaction as well, with many wondering when and where Trump was a Christian. “Meanwhile, Tina Campbell of Mary Mary can go kick rocks, talmbout she voted for Trump because he’s a Christian,” Luvvie Ajayi said. “Bish what?”
Maybe instead of praying for Trump, Campbell should consider praying for those affected by him— and those in the sunken place thinking he’s a good Christian leader.