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Evangelical Christians. Support for Trump and American Populism
The 81 percent of white American evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump in 20161 drew substantial attention as it seemed that one of America’s most devout faith groups supported a politician who was not only twice divorced but had a reputation for fornication, sexual harassment, and consorting with porn stars – not to mention belligerence, unfairness in business, and not paying his workers.2 The well-known »Access Hollywood« tape,3 showing Trump boasting about groping women, and his financial payoffs to hide his affairs with adult film actress Stephanie Clifford4 and Playboy model Karen McDougal5 did not dissuade most white evangelicals of Trump’s preparedness for leadership. He ...
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