Blessed are the deal-makers
Evangelicals have been key to Donald Trump’s presidency, and to his bid for re-election
Thursday 29 October 2020
Donald Trump’s close political relationship with Evangelical Christians is key to understanding his presidency and his chances of re-election.
It redraws the image of a president who is painted as chaotic, unfocussed and exploitative. With the Christian right, Trump is clear and consistent; and Evangelicals believe they are using him as much as he is using them. It’s not a pretty arrangement, but it’s been very effective. Will it work again in next month’s election?