What Would It Take for Evangelicals to Turn Against Donald Trump?

trump-libertyClimate change:  Maybe it actually is caused by human activity.

The wall:  I think a fence will do the job

Lock her up?  No, I don’t want to hurt the Clintons

KKK and Neo-Nazis: I (now) repudiate them

Waterboarding and torture:  It probably doesn’t work

Gay marriage:  It’s a done deal.  Nothing we can do about it.

Trump foundation:  OK, you got me, we did use charitable donations to buy life-size portraits of me.

Obama:  He’s a great guy and a great president

Obamacare: We are looking at it.  A lot of good things in the Affordable Care Act.  Not sure I want to “repeal it on day 1”

We should not be surprised that a politician goes back on his promises.  But in the minds of many evangelicals Trump can pretty much do anything he wants to do right now as long as he appoints conservative justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade.

Here is a question for all of my fellow evangelicals who voted for Trump.  Is there anything that Trump can do at this point, apart from appointing a liberal justice, that would cause you to stop supporting him?  If so, what would it be?

3 thoughts on “What Would It Take for Evangelicals to Turn Against Donald Trump?

  1. Thanks RLJ. Actually, I agree with you. Most of the other issues I mentioned are secondary. That is why I wrote: “But in the minds of many evangelicals Trump can pretty much do anything he wants to do right now as long as he appoints conservative justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade.” I went back and re-read the post and it does come across as confusing. Thanks again for the comment.

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  2. I did not vote for Trump (did not vote for Clinton either), but know many who did. None of the points mentioned above particularly matter to evangelicals who voted for Trump other than same-sex marriage, and as expressed above, many evangelicals agree. What they want is accommodation for their views and protection of them in the business and education. The Supreme Court is the main issue. If he appoints a liberal justice or one who does not guarantee the protection of the pre-born and religious liberty, they will turn against him. But the suggestion that most of what you say above are important to most evangelicals demonstrates a misunderstanding of those voters.

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