President Donald Trump secured a stunning 80 percent of the evangelical vote in 2016 to win the White House, but that number is dropping and could fall even more once evangelicals discover that their golden calf has been insulting them behind their backs.
Trump somehow still holds a 72 percent approval rating among evangelicals, but that number used to be higher. It’s indicative of the fact that his bad behavior is finally starting to cost him support. However, it’s still a startling percentage that reveals most evangelicals as hypocrites who really don’t care about Christian values at all.
Well, maybe they’ll care about what Trump really thinks of them because his former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen alleges in his new book that Trump insulted their beliefs after meeting with a group of evangelicals in 2016.
According to the Washington Post:
Cohen writes that before winning the presidency, Trump held a meeting at Trump Tower with prominent evangelical leaders, where they laid their hands on him in prayer. Afterward, Trump allegedly said: “Can you believe that bulls–t? Can you believe people believe that bulls–t?”
“The cosmic joke was that Trump convinced a vast swathe of working-class white folks in the Midwest that he cared about their well-being,” Cohen writes. “The truth was that he couldn’t care less.”
It turns out that Trump did, indeed, meet with evangelical leaders in New York City in June 2016, as NPR reported at the time.
It certainly sounds like something Trump would say, and Cohen really has no reason to lie and would be in a position to know a lot about what Trump has said and done behind closed doors. After all, Cohen is the one who facilitated a hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to help Trump cover up an extramarital affair. Trump is even referred to as “Individual 1” in court documents as the person who instructed Cohen to make the payment, which is a campaign finance felony that Trump could be prosecuted for after he leaves office.
As we all know, Trump is a con man, and no group is easier to con than evangelicals. After all, that’s why so many pastors are able to become millionaires and persuade their congregations to give them money for private jets.
Of course, evangelicals did not care about that hush money payment or the fact that Trump has admitted on tape to sexually assaulting women, so they likely won’t care that Trump insulted them and their beliefs. And that’s why they should never be taken seriously in this country again.
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