Evangelicals voted for Donald Trump last week because of his undying support for Israel, which Pastor John Hagee told Newsmax TV on Thursday was “the hidden issue” of the 2016 election. “The Democratic Party did not bring it up,” Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, told “The Joe Pags Show” in an interview.

“But the Republican Party, particularly with Pence and also with Donald Trump, made it an issue that America was going to stand with Israel.”I also believe that abortion had something to do with it, but Israel was the main issue that drove the people that we know to vote like they had never voted before.” READ MORE