Pastor E.W. Jackson, a supporter of President Donald Trump, accused those who participated in the historic Women’s March in Washington D.C. of being on the "godless side" of a "spiritual civil war" during his radio show on Jan. 23 (video below).
Jackson said that the hundreds of thousands of women who marched on Jan. 21 do not represent all the women in America because most women stayed home and watched Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, notes Right Wing Watch:
Women are over half the country. That means there are somewhere in the vicinity of 160 million women in America, so let’s not go overboard here in extrapolating from the fact that about a half million of them or so showed up in Washington, D.C., that there’s really some sort of great movement going on among women. It just ain’t so. Most of the women in America stayed home and enjoyed the inauguration, watching it like most people did on television.
Nielsen's TV ratings for Trump's inauguration were estimated at 30.6 million, notes USA Today, lower than President Obama's 2009 inauguration at 37.8 million. Trump got pounded in the ratings by Jan. 22's NFL playoff semifinals; the NFC Championship Game pulled in 46 million and the AFC Championship Game drew 48 million.
Jackson went on to attack the "mainstream media" and argued that "most Americans are happy with what has happened" because 70 percent believed the U.S. was on the wrong track.
However, Fortune noted on Jan. 24 that Trump has the lowest approval rating for a new president in Gallup survey history, which goes back to 1953. According to Gallup, 45 percent approve of Trump, while 45 percent do not.
Jackson went on to demonize the marchers and those they represent:
Folks, America is in the middle of a pitched spiritual battle. We are in the middle of a pitched spiritual battle. We are in the middle of the equivalent of a spiritual civil war. That’s what’s happening in America right now, and the people represented by those who went to Washington D.C. to protest are on the godless side in this war.
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, so what we’ve got to do now is put on the whole armor of God to be able to stand against the wiles, the stratagems, the strategies, the tricks of the devil.