While I was at Regent College in Virginia Beach this weekend for the biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History I attended a Donald Trump rally. (More on this in a future post). After the rally I talked with Sarah McCammon, a reporter for National Public Radio, about Trump’s visit to Gettysburg earlier in the day.
A little backstory. When I met Sarah in the “press pen” at the rally I was with my friends and fellow historians Susan Fletcher and Jay Green. Sarah was eager to talk to Susan for a future story she is doing on women and evangelicals. Stay tuned for that story. Susan did a great job speaking about her identity as an evangelical woman and her distaste for Donald Trump.
Following the interview Sarah and Susan (and Sarah’s young son) chatted a bit more and really hit if off. Susan was going to be in Virginia Beach for an additional day following the conference and was looking for something to do. Sarah graciously invited Susan for coffee and offered to show her around town on Sunday. I hope they had a great day.