The story is how Trump is starting to lose a bit of support in perhaps the most important and loyal part of his base, white evangelicals. But no, it's not because of what you think, which is what so fascinates me.
Is he losing support of white evangelicals because of putting immigrants in cages? No. is he losing support of white evangelicals because he's taking immigrant children from their parents? No. Is he losing support of white evangelicals because of his heartlessness toward poor people who were sick and dying in Puerto after Hurricane Maria? No. Is he losing support of white evangelicals for surrounding himself with the NRA after three gun massacres over one weekend? No.
So, what could Trump have possibly done to so deeply offend these supposed God-loving white evangelicals, if not all this???
His use of bad language has gotten worse.
When Trump was at a recent West Virginia rally, he was talking about bombing ISIS and told the crowd, “They’ll be hit so goddamn hard.”
That was just finally too much for some of the constituents state lawmaker Paul Hardesty, who said that people in his district were complaining about Trump “using the Lord’s name in vain.”
Hardesty told Politico, “I’ve had people come to me and say, ‘You know I voted for [Trump], but if he doesn’t tone down the rhetoric, I might just stay home this time.”
I suspect they won't though. After all, callous hypocrisy is a mighty tall hurdle to get over. But -- well...if anything can accomplish that -- not taking children from their parents; not ignoring the poor, sick and dying;not ignoring gun massacres and not condemning white supremacists -- then using the Lord's name in vain might just be the thing. After all, it's one thing to take children and ignore the poor and dying and support hatred all supposedly in the Lord's name -- but for goodness sake, it shouldn't be in vain.
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