Rev. Franklin Graham said Saturday that it's "refreshing" that President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE doesn't care "what the liberals think" of his pledge to destigmatize "merry Christmas." 

"I'm so excited that the president isn't afraid to mention the name of Jesus Christ and that he boldly stands for not only Christ but all religious freedom, and it's refreshing to have a president who's just not afraid and doesn't care what all the liberals think," Graham said on Fox News's "Fox & Friends." 

Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham and president of Samaritan's Purse, praised the president for following through on his promise that "people will be saying merry Christmas again" upon taking office. 


Trump claims the practice of saying "happy holidays" is a product of "political correctness." 

"He's just going to do what he thinks is right and everybody just get out of his way," Graham said. 

Graham added that there is "no question" that Christians are under attack in the current political moment, citing a current Supreme Court case on whether a Christian bakery must be forced to bake wedding cakes for homosexual couples.

"As Christians, and we're the majority, are under attack from the secularists," Graham said. "I think it's very important that people remember this, and that we stand up for our religious freedoms and we do have a president who does care and I think he's gonna do all he can to stand with us."