Pastor John Piper Says Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Should Quit the Presidential Race

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Sept. 26, 2016.Reuters

Desiring God founder Pastor John Piper does not seem to have any interest in either Republican or Democratic presidential nominee since he suggested that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should withdraw from the presidential race.

In less than a month's time, the next president of the United States will be elected. But instead of feeling excited about it, Piper seems disheartened. On his Twitter account (@JohnPiper), the chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary wrote, "Of course, Trump should step down as Olasky and Grudem say. So should Hillary. That is what 'unqualified' means. It's never been a question."

Piper was referring to the columns written by evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem and World Magazine editor Marvin Olasky recently, according to The Christian Post. Both of them called on Trump to withdraw from the race, especially after an old video showing him demeaning women was leaked.

Grudem, who used to support Trump, has changed his mind about the business magnate. "I did not take the time to investigate earlier allegations in detail, and I now wish I had done so. If I had read or heard some of these materials earlier, I would not have written as positively as I did about Donald Trump," he wrote for Town Hall.

Grudem said he is unsure who he is going to vote for now, but he "absolutely will not vote for Clinton. I'm hoping that Trump will withdraw."

As for Olasky, he wrote for World Magazine that Trump should back out. Back in 1998 when a sex scandal erupted involving then president Bill Clinton, they also called on him to resign.

"A Clinton resignation would have been good for America's moral standards in 1998. A Trump step-aside would be good for America's moral standards in 2016," he said. "It's still not too late to turn the current race between two unfit major party candidates into a contest fit for a great country."