Christian author Eric Metaxas does not think Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will ever live up to the greatness of America's first president George Washington, but at least he is still a better option than Democratic bet Hillary Clinton.
"If Hillary Clinton is elected, I do not believe that we will get a second chance," says Metaxas, the author of "Life, God, and Other Small Topics," according to The Christian Post.
Metaxas says he fears that if Clinton wins the presidency, she would nominate liberal Supreme Court justices who would "legislate from the bench."
He also believes that with Clinton in the White House, Democrats would open the border and allow illegal immigration. When this happens, the country will never "be able to demographically elect somebody who is a constitutionalist again."
"We are just not going to have the numbers. It's that desperate," he says. "We need to understand that if you care about this country, you care about the rest of the world, you need to take this election very seriously."
Trump might not end up saving America, says Metaxas, but at least the business magnate "would pull us back five feet from the cliff so that we have bought ourselves a little time to keep the republic."
On the other hand, America won't have a chance if Clinton wins the White House.
"We have an obligation to say that 'If I don't vote, I understand that I am allowing Hillary Clinton to become the president if I don't vote for Donald Trump,'" he says. "It is one of these things that you don't have to like voting for Trump, you can even hate Trump, but you better be sure that you understand what a Hillary Clinton presidency brings."