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Archbishop of Canterbury is ‘genuinely’ baffled by US Christians who support Trump

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 November, 2017, 10:29am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 November, 2017, 10:58am

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he doesn’t understand why so many Christians in the US support President Donald Trump.

Justin Welby told ITV’s Peston on Sunday programme that he “really genuinely” can’t comprehend why Christian fundamentalists have provided such a strong base for Trump.

Welby did say he would be willing to attend a state dinner in Trump’s honour if the president comes to Britain on an official visit.

He said part of his job is to meet with people he disagrees with “and to testify with the love of Christ to them and to seek to draw them in a different way.”

Trump has accepted an invitation for a state visit to Britain, but no date has been set.