So this happened yesterday:
Rudy Guiliani said that Donald Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels to cover-up his adulterous affair with porn star.
Previously Trump said that he knew nothing about the payment.
So we know that Trump lied, and he probably had sex with a porn star while he was married to Melania.
The Washington Post fact checkers affirm that Trump has made 3,001 “false or misleading claims so far.” I think it is fair to say that he is a blatant liar.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s press secretary, lies constantly. She also claims to be an evangelical Christian.
The court evangelicals don’t care that Trump is a liar. They will support him no matter what he does or what he says. The lie related to the $130,000 payoff will not weaken their support.
The court evangelicals are incapable of calling out sin. The end justifies the means. Their understanding of public ethics is situational. By the way, Trump’s payoff to Stormy (through Cohen) happened only weeks before the election. This is NOT something that happened ten years ago. This happened after Trump apparently became a “changed man” or accepted Jesus Christ as his savior.
Trump is already starting to lose parts of Fox News:
But the court evangelicals stand strongly behind him. Pretty soon they will be the only ones. When atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, non-evangelical Protestants, and representatives of almost every other religion in the world condemn Trump for his immorality, the evangelicals will still be with him. Rather than leading with moral conviction, they have cast their lot with one of the most immoral presidents in recent history. This reminds me of the time when Billy Graham stood behind Richard Nixon when everyone believed he was a liar.
How long are the court evangelicals going to carry water for Trump? The court evangelicals claim to care about the “Christian character” of the country, but the man they support to lead this so-called “Christian nation” is a liar, an adulterer, etc., etc. How does that work?
When will the court evangelicals realize that Trump is using them? Why do the court evangelicals–Jeffress, Moore, White, Graham, Land, Metaxas, Reed, Bauer, Falwell Jr.–believe that a serial liar is telling them the truth? What ordinary person would put their faith in a man who has lied to the American people over 3000 times? Any person with any degree of common sense would think twice before believing that a man who lies this much is telling them the truth.
I explore all of these issues and questions in Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. Pre-order now.