On Tuesday, America’s preacher Billy Graham passed away at age 99 from natural causes.
Donald Trump has come to show public respect for the venerated pastor over the years. The following are a selection of Trump’s statements about the late Billy Graham, as he posted on Twitter.
Trump marked the pastor’s ascending years on Graham’s birthdays.
Honored to be attending Rev. @BillyGraham’s 95th birthday. His life & work has brought hope & faith to millions worldwide.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2013
Happy Birthday to the great @BillyGraham. He's done so many wonderful things, not the least of which is his fantastic family. I love Billy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2015
Franklin, such a great photo.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2017
The future president praised Graham for his work during the 2012 election cycle.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2012
Most importantly, he quoted Billy Graham’s sermons to give others inspiration.
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Rev. @BillyGraham
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2012
“Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.” – Rev. @BillyGraham
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2013
"God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better." –Rev. @BillyGraham
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
On Tuesday, God did take Billy Graham away from the earth. It can certainly be said that he left it a better place.
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