Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, Family Talk radio and an adviser to presidents, on Tuesday explained in blunt terms why he’s sticking with Donald Trump as his personal choice for president in 2016.
“I do not condone nor defend Donald Trump’s terrible comments made 11 years ago. They are indefensible and awful. I’m sure there are other misdeeds in his past, although as Jesus said, ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.’
“I am, however, more concerned about America’s future than Donald Trump’s past. I wonder about how Bill Clinton’s language stands up in private,” he said.
Dobson, who had endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, then moved his support to Trump when Cruz dropped out, explained that he’s been getting a lot of inquiries about whether he continues to support Trump in light of the recording released over the weekend that caught Trump making lewd comments about women.
“My condemnation of the former president is on an entirely different level,” Dobson explained.
“To my knowledge, Donald Trump has never abused women physically or had oral sex in the Oval Office with a vulnerable intern. Nor has he committed perjury by lying to Congress for many hours.
“Clinton, on the other hand, lost his license to practice law for that criminal act,” he said.
“Trump hasn’t been impeached by Congress for his lies. Donald Trump hasn’t vetoed bills that would have outlawed the procedure known as partial-birth abortion. Bill Clinton alone is responsible for the brains being sucked out of unanesthetized babies during delivery. That naziesque procedure continued for years until the Supreme Court declared it illegal. Donald Trump is pro-life.
“Clinton and his wife disrespect the Constitution of the United States, although Trump has promised to protect it, especially the First Amendment. Shall I go on?”
Dobson earlier said his endorsement of Trump was partly because of “my great concern about Hillary Clinton.”
“I am supporting Mr. Trump primarily because I believe he is the most capable candidate to lead the United States of America in this complicated hour,” he said at the time.