Evangelist Franklin Graham Says Trump’s Wealth Declined During Presidency Because He Put ‘America First’

Evangelist Franklin Graham has defended Donald Trump’s legacy after Forbes reported that the former president’s wealth fell by nearly a third during his four years in the White House. Forbes reported this week that Trump’s wealth had dropped from $3.5 billion to $2.4 billion throughout his presidency and that he fell nearly 300 spots on the magazine’s billionaire rankings. The magazine attributed the drop in wealth to Trump’s refusal to divest his portfolio when he took office in 2017. Trump had “bogged down his presidency with ethics issues for years, while also missing a chance to cash in on a market boom he helped propel,” the Forbes’ report stated. Graham, who has been a vocal defender of the former president, defended Trump over the news, saying that his wealth declined because he put “America first, not his own interests.” “President Trump did not even take a salary when he was serving as president—he …

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