Franklin Graham took to Facebook on Wednesday to call out the news media as “vicious and relentless.”
The evangelist wrote, “Well, it’s the day after Christmas—and I’m tired. How about you?”
He continued, “Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy seeing family and friends and hearing from people I haven’t heard from in a long time. But I’m tired, and it’s not just the season.”
He continued, referring to the government shut down, “I’m tired of all the fighting in Washington. You can’t turn on the news or read the headlines online without being overwhelmed by all of the political squabbling (to put it mildly). The news media are so vicious and relentless in their fault finding and their attacks on the President.”
According to Fox News, the government “partially shut down” on Saturday after Congress could not agree on a budget. The outlet reports that Trump said he would only sign a bill that provided adequate funding for the southern border wall and border security.
According to WND, the $5 billion demand was met with great opposition, including opposition from New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) who promised President Trump that the Democratic party would never work with the president on border wall or security plans. In his post on Facebook, Graham emphasized that he was tired of this lack of civility in Washington and the media.
He wrote, “It’s just sickening. We have the potential for so much good and so much progress for our nation, but Washington is squandering it away over political agendas.”
Graham ended his post by giving thanks to God for being consistent and unchanging. He said, “I’m thankful that I have put my faith and trust in God who never grows weary and is never shut down, no matter what the problems are.
‘The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary’ (Isaiah 40:28).”
As of Thursday afternoon, there was still no end in sight for the government shut down.