Rev. Franklin Graham joined "Fox & Friends" Thursday saying that Donald Trump has not divided this country and reaffirmed his stance that God played a role in getting Trump elected.
When asked about the nearly 70 members of Congress skipping Friday's inauguration, Graham pointed to the six different faiths being represented as a show of unity.
"It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country," he said. "This country has been divided for a long time, and we do need to come together and we need to pray today now more than ever. ... Only God can fix this country."
Graham is the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. His father, Billy, spoke at four presidential inaugurations.
Trump took to Twitter to praise Graham's remarks.
"It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, this country has been divided for a long time!" Stated today by Reverend Franklin Graham.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2017
"It's a great privilege to be able to stand with the president and to be able to stand before the nation and focus on God for a few minutes," Graham said.
While he took some heat for saying God played a role in the election, he stood by his stance as he recalled what happened as he visited all 50 states during the campaign trail.
"I just sensed as I went across the country that God was getting ready to do something to change the direction of this country," he said.
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