CNN host confronts pro-Trump evangelical: To receive forgiveness, don't you need to confess your sins?

CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday confronted the author of "God and Donald Trump," questioning how he can continue to back President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE amid reports of extramarital affairs.

"In order to receive forgiveness, don't you have to confess to your sins?" Camerota asked Stephen Strang, the founder of Charisma Magazine. "Isn't that a tenant of the Bible? I mean don't you have to own up to these things? You know, Donald Trump famously said he's never asked God for forgiveness."

Strang said that issue is between Trump and God, adding that he focuses on Trump's policies. 


"He supports the kinds of policies that we think are important," Strang said, noting Trump has become a "champion" of religious rights.

Camerota shot back: "Isn't that a little bit like saying, 'Gosh, I really like Harvey Weinstein's movies, so I'm going to overlook what I know to be true about Harvey Weinstein and I'm going to support him and give him money for his movies?'"

She further questioned whether Strang is practicing some "willful blindness" and was overlooking Trump's actions because the president was championing policies he agreed with.

The interaction comes as Stormy Daniels and Trump are embroiled in a legal battle over a nondisclosure agreement the adult-film star said she signed about an alleged affair she claims she had with Trump more than a decade ago.

Daniels revealed details about the alleged affair in a highly anticipated "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night.

During the interview, she said she was threatened to keep quiet about the affair after she agreed to discuss the relationship with a publication in 2011.

The White House on Monday hit back at Daniels's claims.

"The president strongly, clearly and has consistently denied these underlying claims," deputy press secretary Raj Shah said. "The only person who has been inconsistent is the one making the claims.”

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal is also suing to void a legal agreement not to speak about her own alleged extramarital affair with Trump.