Tony Perkins: Eminem’s Freestyle Rap Criticizing Trump Was ‘Demonic’

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins talks about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Fox Business, February 1, 2017.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told radio listeners yesterday that Eminem’s freestyle rap expressing criticism for President Donald Trump was “demonic” and that he couldn’t believe anyone would consider rapping to be a legitimate talent.

During yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch,” Perkins discussed a freestyle acapella rap released by hip-hop artist Marshall Mathers, who uses the name Eminem while performing, that was critical of President Trump. Perkins expressed shock over the video.

“I was watching this tirade he went on—what they call rap,” Perkins said. “I don’t know how they call that a talent. But it was demonic, he was demonic on his attack on President Trump.”

Perkins said that criticism like Eminem’s stemmed from the fact that Trump has had the “courage” not only for “stopping the bad stuff that Barack Obama did” but also “undoing it,” adding that it is “amazing” that Trump can withstand such criticism.

“I was at the White House today, and it’s like they’re under siege by the left,” Perkins told listeners. “Folks, you need to pray for him.”

Perkins also urged his listeners to “get your members of Congress in line” in order to “seize this moment and take back some of this cultural territory that’s left because our Republic is teetering on the edge.”

He then implied that if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, conservative Christians would now be in prison: “a lot of Christian broadcasters and those advocating for these policies would all be working on the prison ministries.”

Trump is scheduled to speak at Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit tomorrow.