Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, has sparked both praise and controversy over his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and now he's predicting that Trump supporters will sit out of the election if the businessman is prevented from becoming the nominee.
"I'm going to predict that, if the establishment somehow wrestles this nomination away from Trump — even though the rules allow for it — I think you're going to see a massive boycott of Trump supporters in the general election," Jeffress said during an appearance on Fox Business Network earlier this week. "I'm not saying it should be that way, but I predict that's what's going to happen."
He went on to argue that many of the people who Trump has energized are outside of the "Republican system."
While Jeffress believes that the brash businessman has motivated these people to no longer sit on the sidelines, he believes that it's quite possible that they will bow out of the political process if another GOP candidate nabs the nomination.
"I think they're going to sit out," he said. "I think that's a very real possibility."
Watch Jeffress' comments below:
As TheBlaze previously reported, Jeffress — who isn’t endorsing a candidate in the 2016 election cycle, but who told the Christian Post that he doesn’t believe that a Christian “has to sell his soul to the devil to vote for Donald Trump” — has offered frequent support to Trump in recent months.
In a recent interview with TheBlaze, Jeffress spoke about the current political climate, explaining his contention that evangelical support for Trump shows that many Christians “are willing to think outside of the box for the kind of candidate they want.”
“People are looking for leadership,” he said, offering those surprised by evangelical support for Trump a stark reminder of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential victory.
Listen to his comments on The Church Boys podcast below:
(H/T: Christian Post)
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