Not A Prayer
Does anyone really think Donald Trump’s profile is going to be diminished in the evangelical community somehow?
Come on. Let’s be serious. They love that guy. He’s going to be responsible for dismantling abortion rights. And they care about that shit a LOT.
Still, some prominent evangelical leaders think that his recent remarks towards Bibi Netanyahu are going to turn some of the flock against Trump should he run again.
“Mike Evans, one of Trump’s early evangelical backers, said he was “horrified” by the sentiments and said they would offend significant numbers of evangelical voters,” said the report.
He sent a letter to Trump that he also gave to the Post, threatening, “Benjamin Netanyahu has much greater support among evangelicals in America than you.”
“Please, I beg of you, don‘t put us in the position to choose between you and Bible land,” the letter continued. “There is no possibility you can win again if Bible-believing evangelicals see you as the ‘F*ck Netanyahu’ president who considers Abbas a father-like figure and blames the State of Israel, and not the Palestinians, for not making peace.”
I guess it’s in the realm of possibility that a wide ranging campaign to make Trump into an anti-Semite could work, but the intersection of evangelicals and Republican voters is nearly just a circle. And besides, who’d tell them about Fuck Bibi anyway? Fox News? There’s not supposed to be any politicking at the pulpit but that doesn’t seem to stop most of them, on the other hand.
Maybe they could be cajoled into staying home in protest, but these people will do just about anything to keep Democrats out of power so I really have my doubts that Trump’s vitriol towards the ex-PM of Israel is going to make much of a difference. Like the left, the right too can hold its nose and press the button.