Good Idea: The President Prepares to Launch 'Evangelicals for Trump'

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Target Center, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

 

On January 3rd, the President will be launching an initiative aimed at evangelicals who want to Make America Great Again…Again.

Kind of reminds me of this:

Next Friday in Miami, the Commander-in-Chief’s reelection campaign will ignite Evangelicals for Trump.

The official ribbon-cutting will occur at a 7,000-capacity megachurch.

The campaign explained to The Washington Times:

“The outreach event for a key part of the President’s base will be held next Friday in Miami at El Rey Jesus, or King Jesus International Ministry.”

Though I’m not partial to separating people according to religious groups — or non-evangelical Catholics from any other Christian sect — this seems to me a good idea, strategically speaking.

Perhaps it’s particularly timely, given the Christianity Today debacle as of late: CT’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli recently wrote:

“The facts in this instance are unambiguous: The President of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral. … [Trump’s] Twitter feed alone — with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies and slanders — is a near-perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”

That, of course, saw a gargantuan backlash.

Included in the uproar was surprising news about a lifelong Democrat: As noted by The Daily Wire, Franklin Graham revealed that his father — the late Billy Graham — had voted for Donald Trump.

From Franklin’s Facebook page:

“My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”

Nearly 200 evangelical leaders responded to the op-ed with a letter, offering this in part:

“The editorial you published, without any meaningful and immediate regard for dissenting points of view, not only supported the entirely-partisan, legally-dubious, and politically-motivated impeachment but went even further, calling for Donald Trump not to be elected again in 2020 when he certainly survives impeachment.”

For more on that and some Christian Post turmoil, see streiff’s coverage here.

2020 is coming quickly. And the White House is gearing up.

So far, there looks to be no one to give Trump a serious challenge.

But that’s not to say it’s in the bag; a lot could happen between now and then. Initiating an outreach to your most steadfast supporters is a solid move.

And what about Hillary? Will she still join the bunch trying to snatch the Oval Office from our half-impeached leader?

I look excitedly forward to Evangelicals for Hillary.

-ALEX

 

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