If you are following the news (or this blog), you know that:
- Multiple outlets, including Fox News, have confirmed that Trump disparaged American veterans. He called them “losers” and “suckers.”
- Trump knew about the “deadly” nature of the coronavirus as early as February 7, 2020 and did nothing about it. (And I am sure there will be more revelations in Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book).
- According to Michael Cohen, Trump disparaged evangelicals, calling their beliefs “bulls–t.”
So what are Trump’s evangelical supporters–the men and women I call the “court evangelicals”–saying?
Some of the court evangelicals will be gathering at a Liberty University Falkirk Center event today. I will try to keep an eye on this.
Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow Jenna Ellis is not going to read Woodward’s book. But I don’t think Woodward’s reporting will be something she can ignore. If I were her, I would jump off the Trump train right now:
Ms. Ellis will not be able to change the subject much longer:
When Donald Trump candidate is in trouble, court evangelicals start talking about abortion and the Supreme Court:
If abortion and the Supreme Court don’t work, court evangelicals can always retweet stuff about truth and ethics:
But let’s not pick-on Jenna Ellis too much. Let’s see what Liberty University’s Falkirk Center co-founder Charlie Kirk is up to.
Again, pivot to abortion:
If abortion doesn’t work, say something about Nancy Pelosi:
Court evangelical journalist David Brody is always ready to tweet favorable things about Trump, but all he has for us today is a story about Biden and a Washington football team hat. Maybe he is on vacation. 🙂
There is a reason Trump released his Supreme Court list today. Ralph Reed is more than willing to help the president in his attempt at misirection:
The same goes for Johnnie Moore, the guy who touts himself as a “modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer.”
Gary Bauer refuses to believe the reporting:
Tony Perkins, as expected, focuses on the Supreme Court:
Jack Graham too:
Graham also seems to reject the reporting on Trump’s disparaging marks about the military. He retweeted this:
This is what court evangelicals do. When every major news outlet (including Fox News) confirms a story that they don’t like about Donald Trump, they desperately search for a source from a Trump loyalist to prove them wrong.
Jentezen Franklin is distracting his followers with a different story:
I think it is fair to say that the court evangelicals, with a few notable exceptions, have been relatively silent this week. They don’t have much to say about Trump’s remarks on military veterans, Cohen’s allegations, and the president’s mishandling of the coronavirus.