Many Christian conservatives are trying to figure out how they can spin Donald Trump to their followers given the fact he has never had any interest in their religion. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"One of the weirdest stories of the 2016 presidential race has been evangelical Christians’ embrace of the thrice-married vulgarian Donald Trump as a savior figure.
Via Right Wing Watch, former GOP congresswoman Michele Bachmann made a pitch for Trump to evangelical voters during an interview with Christian broadcaster Jan Markell where she praised Trump for having “1950s sensibilities” and said he longed for the days when people of all religions said “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays.”
“He gets and understands religious liberty,” Bachmann gushed about Trump while describing his recent meeting with evangelical leaders in New York. “He even said… ‘When I was growing up everybody said Merry Christmas. Even my Jews would say Merry Christmas.'”
It’s not exactly clear how getting “his Jews” to start saying “Merry Christmas” again would enhance religious liberty, but then again, the “religious liberty” agenda doesn’t really seem to be about religious liberty.
She also speculated that Trump may have been hand-picked by God to save the United States from Hillary Clinton, whom she claimed would “bring us into a certain destruction for the United States.””*
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