Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is getting himself into hot water thanks to his comments on Sunday night. Romney was attending a celebration of a brand new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. And, here, Romney was condemning the pastor that was to speak at the ceremony.

According to Romney’s tweet, pastor Robert Jeffress is a “religious bigot” and should not be giving a prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.

An image of Romney’s full tweet is below:









Jeffress is a known supporter of President Trump, and is a pastor in Dallas, Texas. According to a Haaretz report, Jeffress is known for his past offensive remarks regarding Islam. Previously, Jeffress said the religion of Islam “promotes pedophilia,” and that Mormonism is a “cult” and not truly part of Christianity.

Jeffress gave an endorsement to Romney, who is Mormon, when he was running for president in 2012. This endorsement came despite the pastor’s previous comments about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Jeffress has been a fierce supporter of President Trump throughout numerous controversies. This includes the allegations of Trump’s affair with the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.

According to The Hill, Jeffress said:

 “Evangelicals know they’re not compromising their beliefs in order to support this great president,” he told Fox News in March. “And let’s be clear, evangelicals still believe in the commandment ‘Thou shalt not have sex with a porn star.’”

“However, whether this president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant to our support of him,” he said.