Trump says he’s fulfilled his promises to Christians, but he really means white evangelicals

By Eugene Scott

President Trump promised that if he got to the White House, he would restore conservative Christians to the place of prominence in America that they believed had been lost during the Obama administration.

Months before 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump, he told attendees at the 2016 Values Voter Summit:

So let me say this right up front: A Trump administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended, like you’ve never seen before. Believe me. I believe it. And you believe it. And you know it. You know it.

And when he returned to the gathering this weekend, he told the group that in less than a year in the White House, he has delivered on that promise.

I pledged that in a Trump administration our nation’s religious heritage would be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before. That’s what’s happening. That’s what’s happening. You see it. Every day you’re reading it.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. @OP – President Trump promised that if he got to the White House,
    he would restore conservative Christians
    to the place of prominence in America
    that they believed had been lost during the Obama administration.

    And when he returned to the gathering this weekend,
    he told the group that in less than a year in the White House,
    he has delivered on that promise.

    It seems that delivering his anti-Muslim agenda, is not as simple as Trump’s mind!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41659724

    US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat.

    A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban before it could take effect this week.

    The policy targets Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials.

    Previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, and were widely referred to as a “Muslim ban”.

    The state of Hawaii sued in Honolulu to block Mr Trump’s third version, which was set to go into effect early on Wednesday.

    Hawaii argued in court documents that the revised policy was fulfilling Mr Trump’s campaign promise for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”, despite the addition of North Korea and Venezuela.

    It also argued the president did not have the powers under federal immigration law to impose such restrictions.

    US District Judge Derrick Watson, who blocked Mr Trump’s last travel ban in March, issued the new restraining order.

    In Hawaii, Judge Watson decided that the new policy “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor”.

    He said “it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six [of the] specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States'”.

    His decision temporarily blocks the ban on all targeted countries except North Korea and Venezuela.

    The ban is also facing court challenges from Maryland, Washington state, Massachusetts, California, Oregon and New York.

  2. @OP – Months before 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump, he told attendees at the 2016 Values Voter Summit:

    He also claimed that criticism of his white evangelical bias,
    was “a war on Christmas”!

    Quite understandable, when the Lord of Misrule, is accompanied by the Abbot of Unreason, at the Festival of Fools 🙂

  3. The problem with promises to enforce “faith-thinking”, is that the laws of science and the laws of the land, are not compatible with irrational thinking, regardless of the cognitive dissonance of the wish-thinkers involved!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42060108

    The Trump administration has suffered twin legal defeats on its immigration and transgender policies.

    A California judge permanently blocked a presidential order to cut funding from US cities that refuse to co-operate with immigration officials.

    And a Maryland judge blocked the administration’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military.

    President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban has also been hit by courtroom setbacks.

    California US District Judge William Orrick ruled that the immigration order was “unconstitutional on its face”.

    He temporarily blocked the order back in April.

    “The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Executive Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds,” he wrote on Monday.

    “Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the President disapproves.”

    Dozens of municipalities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, have joined the so-called sanctuary movement.

    San Francisco and Santa Clara County had sued, arguing they would lose billions of dollars in federal grant funding if the president was allowed to enforce the order.

    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera called the ruling “a victory for the American people and the rule of law”.

    “No one is above the law, including the president. President Trump might be able to tweet whatever comes to mind, but he can’t grant himself new authority because he feels like it,” he said in a statement.

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