Of all the elements of Donald Trump’s base of support, the one that baffles me in the extreme is the evangelical Christian movement.
I keep hearing how religious leaders, such as the Rev. Franklin Graham, have parted company with the president over the “zero tolerance” policy that yanks children from their parents’ custody at the southern border of the nation.
What I’ll never understand is how Trump managed to garner their support in the first place. He is not a Godly man. He isn’t associated in any demonstrable fashion with any religious organization. Trump has never been attached to, say, Habitat for Humanity, American Friends or any other faith-based non-government organization.
Yet the evangelical Christian movement aligns itself with this guy.
He’s a serial philanderer. He has admitted to grabbing women by their, um, whatever.
Still, despite all this — and more! — he maintains this base of support.
How in the world does that happen?