California Gov. Jerry Brown: It’s not ‘Christian’ for Trump to build border wall

California Gov. Jerry Brown: It’s not ‘Christian’ for Trump to build border wall
California Gov. Jerry Brown

One Democratic governor is citing adherence to Christian values as a reason to oppose the United States building a wall on its southern border.

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) explained Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” his opposition to President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, telling host Chuck Todd that the project is not consistent with Christian values.

Brown brought up Christianity while explaining his opposition to constructing a barrier to secure the border and address the inflow of illegal immigrants.

“We are going to do the right, humane, and I would even say the Christian thing from my point of view [to oppose the wall],” Brown said. “You don’t treat human beings like that. Trump’s supposed to be Mr. Religious Fellow, and I thought we had to treat the least of these as we would treat the Lord.”

“I hope he would reconnect with some of his conservative evangelicals, and they’ll tell him these are human beings, these are children of God, [and] they shouldn’t be treated that way,” Brown added.

The California governor compared Trump’s proposal to the Berlin Wall built during the Cold War.

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