A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute shows evangelical support for Trump is at an all time high. Seriously. Now. Today. After multiple porn star payoffs and all. Don’t be surprised. There really is no amount of bareback sex, multiple wives, or trips to Epstein’s pleasure island that will repel the evangelicals from his Mighty Orange Throne.
I grew up in an Evangelical church and the more anyone critiqued our cheating, lying philandering, leader, the more deeply it drove us to want to protect him. Just like evangelicals view Trump, we saw any critique as just lies from hostile outsiders, or "FAKE NEWS."
The support level for Trump among Evangelicals is the highest it’s ever been. 81% among white men and 71% among white women. Repeat, after a minor dip, it’s the highest it’s been since Trump announced his run for president. It’s even a whopping 68% among college-educated white evangelicals.
Lest you think this support is some sort of sad conundrum evangelicals find themselves stuck in, some tragic choice based on a moral weight to defend their side until something better is presented; these people don’t even want a different candidate. They aren’t pushing for a moral leader to run in 2010. 69% say they want Trump to run again rather than someone else.
So, kids, I know how hard it is to watch the mental feedback loop play out in real time…but, we all need to stop being shocked at evangelical’s ability to look you in the eye, buck naked in a car and claim they are ministering.
Take my advice, focus on motivating liberals and logical people to vote. Stop wasting your time expecting evangelicals to respond to facts about Trump or uphold their own stated terms of morality. That’s only for the little people, or other people, or not them, or squirrel, did you see the squirrel? Cheating on your pregnant wife with porn stars? Meh. Lookit’ that squirrel, and also the tiny angel babies.
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca