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RATED one of the worst Presidents in US history, Trump luxuriated in all the prayers and adoration showered on him by some of America’s looniest evangelical leaders, who regularly strode into the White House during his term as if they owned the damn place.
But now his relationship with these god-besotted morons has gone sour. This week Newsweek reported that the evangelicals who once played a critical role in building the coalition that won Trump are presidency have no desire to see him back in office.
And the Tangerine Tornado is more than a little pissed off.
Appearing on Real America’s Voice on Monday, Trump told The Water Cooler host David Brody he believed evangelical leaders were being “disloyal” because of their reluctance to back him ahead of the 2024 election.
That’s a sign of disloyalty. There’s great disloyalty in the world of politics and that’s a sign of disloyalty because nobody, as you know … has ever done more for [the] right to life than Donald Trump. Three Supreme Court justices and they all voted [to overturn Roe v. Wade]…they won, they finally won!
The devastating effect of the Supreme Court ruling
He says this as if the fall of Roe v Wade was a good thing. It was anything but.
Heidi Shierholz, writing for the Economic Policy Institute last summer said:
The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey is devastating for our nation. This ruling not only denies reproductive rights for millions of people, but also puts at risk their economic livelihoods.
Those who are denied an abortion are more likely to be in poverty and experience financial distress for years afterward, with higher rates of evictions and bankruptcies. Further, research shows that Roe and abortion legalization resulted in social and economic advancements for women.
This decision will cause immediate economic pain in 26 states where abortion bans are most likely and where people already face lower wages, less worker power, and limited access to health care. The fall of Roe will be an additional economic barricade.
Abortion rights are economic rights, and this decision means the loss of economic security, independence, and mobility for abortion seekers. Low- and middle-income people, especially Black and Brown women, will bear the brunt of the impact.
In 2020 the Twitter Terror secured record-high support from white, evangelical nationalists across the board, according to exit polling compiled by the Pew Research Center.
Newsweek reports that, in recent weeks, pieces in outlets like Vanity Fair and others have painted a picture of a reluctant evangelical community that has grown wary of Trump’s “sporadic moods and the baggage he carries.”
Evangelicals baffled over the attack
According to MSN some of Trump’s allies and advisers are baffled by the “self-defeating” attack on them.
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Said Ralph Reed, above, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, who is a close ally of Trump’s.
There’s no path to the [presidential] nomination without winning the evangelical vote. Nobody knows that better than President Trump because, to the surprise of almost everyone, he won their support in 2016.
With any luck, by 2024, the lying, cheating conspiracy theorist and insurrectionist-in-chief will be languishing in behind bars.
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