Before the 2016 campaign pundits and others questioned whether the thrice-married Donald Trump would earn the white evangelical vote. Eight-in-ten self-identified white, born-again/evangelical Christians voted for Trump. Trump’s 65-percentage-point margin of victory among evangelical voters exceeded the victory margins of George W. Bush in 2004, John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.
It was astonishing then that evangelicals would support such an immoral, evil candidate. Even before the election reporters warned that:
Ten specific reasons were pointed out in support of this conclusion.
1. He lacks compassion.
2. He appeals to fear and anger.
3. He is enamored with “greatness” and ego, but has no concern for “goodness” or service.
4. He lies — a lot.
5. He is hostile to women.
6. He speaks about his daughter in a disrespectful and sexualized way.
7. He does not attempt to love his enemies, but instead cultivates antagonism.
8. He does not model sacrifice or altruism.
9. He doesn’t seem to care about the poor.
10. His love of money is more apparent than his love of God or others.
Trump recruited the evangelical vote, no doubt laughing at them as he did so. He said:
“So let me say this right up front. A Trump administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended — like you’ve never seen before. Believe me.”
Since the election, Trump has regularly proved himself to be Lucifer. Having suggested that he is a God-fearing man, he enacted a zero-tolerance immigration plan that separated families at the border. He was given a “mulligan” (to use Family Research Council President Tony Perkins’ now famous phrase) for his alleged adulterous affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels. Trump again proved he was Lucifer when he equated white supremacists and their opponents in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer?
It was hard to understand how evangelicals could support any candidate how attacked a disabled reporter with such memorable derision.
Once again, Trump has proved himself to be Lucifer. His hateful rhetoric is only surprising because he is now President and thus his remarks carry the force and effect of a national policy. The policy of the United States, as reported by our President, is to condemn a national hero, cancer-stricken U.S. Senator John McCain and former President George H.W. Bush, who recently lost his wife of 73 years. At is recent rally in Montana Trump chided McCain for his vote against the president’s repeal-and-replace measure for Obamacare last year. He also bashed a campaign slogan of Bush’s, a “thousand points of light,” which was a call for volunteerism and symbolized diversity around the country. The current commander-in-chief said he never understood the phrase. “Thousand points of light,” Trump said. “What does that mean? I know one thing: Make America Great Again we understand. Putting America first we understand. Thousand points of light, I never quite got that one. What the hell is that? Has anyone ever figured that one out? It was put out by a Republican wasn’t it.”
Even Ari Fleischer, who has often defended Trump from the media and other critics, said the comments of Trump regarding McCain and Bush were “rude.”
“This is so uncalled for. Going after a 94-year-old, former President’s promotion of volunteerism. I don’t mind potus being a fighter. I do mind him being rude,” Fleischer wrote.
Make no mistake Trump is a bully and it doesn’t seem to matter whether the person who has become the target of his contempt is a Republican or Democrat, male or female, old or young. He is a predator and seeks out the weak and vulnerable. The prey must fight back!