Why do evangelicals support Trump?
To the Editor:
A recent letter writer attempted to excuse evangelicals who support Trump. She quickly got into the weeds of misinformation and exposed an ignorance about science.
She acknowledged that Trump arguably is a most un-Christian, hate-filled man disdainful of the Ten Commandments and basic Christian principles. She then falsely claimed that Trump made the U.S. energy independent, brought companies back, and reduced unemployment. Energy independence and unemployment rates were largely inherited from the Obama administration. Bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. was more PR than actual change. Some of the large, over-publicized projects like the one in Wisconsin never materialized. Due to Trump’s trade war tariffs, companies like Harley-Davidson had to move some production abroad. Since when are such economic issues Christian values?
Trump’s major accomplishment was the tax cut largely benefiting the rich. Apparently, these evangelicals’ Bibles say the rich should get richer to get into heaven. The reality is that evangelicals who support Trump have sold their souls to worship the golden calf of political power.
She went on to misrepresent the basics of science, saying Dr. Fauci “flip-flopped” on issues about COVID. Science requires following the evidence. As new information is presented, recommendations need to change to match the data. Trump tried to make data support his ego rather than adjusting his policies to address reality. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans died because Trump ignored practices and policies that could have saved lives while we waited for vaccines. Is this supporting Christian values?
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Well said Mr. Hoffman.
Don’t ask me!