I have been on the road for ten days speaking to audiences about why so many white evangelicals support Donald Trump. At almost every stop on the Believe Me book tour someone asked me why evangelicals can support a man who is a nativist, xenophobe, nativist, adulterer, etc., and a man who separates children from families, trashes our NATO allies, and refuses to confront a Russian leader who undermined American democracy.
I have tried to dutifully answer that question at every stop along the way, but now it is time to let one of Trump’s supporters answer the question. This tweet from court evangelical and Southern Baptist pastor Jack Graham explains a lot. Graham tweeted this in response to Trump’s remarks in Helsinki.
Good for you Ron in giving support to our President and not overreacting by taking the long look. It would be great to remember the Kavanaugh nomination just one week old and celebrate the accomplishments of our President https://t.co/aFoyVF3uvW
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) July 17, 2018
It doesn’t matter what Trump does, as he long as he delivers the Supreme Court and follows the Christian Right’s political playbook.