Actor Chris Tucker Opens Up About Praying for President Trump
By Tess Farrand, Staff Writer
You may recognize actor/comedian Chris Tucker for his role as Carter in all three RUSH HOUR movies with Jackie Chan. What you might not know that this multi-talented man is also a committed prayer warrior….
In an interview with GOOD MORNING BRITAIN, Tucker explained his attitude towards President Trump. “I hope he does a good job because I pray for him. I hope he does a great job because we need a good president.” He continued, “we need a lot of things to happen in our country, America. So, I hope tomorrow he wakes up, and he just does the right thing.”
Tucker adopts a biblical posture when it comes to respecting leadership. The Apostle Paul highlights this in 1 Timothy, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (1 Tim. 2:1-2 NIV)
Tucker is across the pond for his next round of comedy shows in Europe. However, when asked about tackling raunchy comedy bits, Tucker responded with ease. “Being a Christian helps me in comedy. I have to talk about other stuff. Normally, most comics talk about stuff that’s easy” — maybe cussing or saying something raunchy. “I have to dig deeper to find something that’s still funny and not raunchy. It’s harder. I like the challenge.”
Many comedians and entertainers mock President Trump but Tucker relays his stance with decorum. “I say a little bit of stuff but I try and encourage him to do the right thing.” He continued, “I want him to be successful, I want him to do that right thing. That’s my whole attitude and in my show, that’s what I talk about.”