Is Trump the most righteous president of the modern age?
Followers of Christ certainly seem to think so!
The president has been gaining even more traction in the Christian community since he began his first term.
Christians across the nation are standing by the president and mobilizing to get him re-elected in 2020.
In fact, evangelist Ralph Reed, who leads the Faith & Freedom Coalition, promised the “most ambitious and far-reaching voter mobilization effort” from evangelic Christians in U.S. history as they push to get more people to turn out for 2020 and put their vote in for Trump.
Check it out:
Axios gave an overview of social conservative approval of President Trump, including how evangelical Christians view him:
The big picture: Activists and advocates are happy with Trump’s policies. They are thrilled about his judicial confirmations. But what has really sent them over the moon, they say, is the way he talks about them and their issues — loudly, constantly and without reservation.
What they’re saying: “If I could just pick one, I would pick Trump every time. I would pick Trump over any other president in terms of his energy and his commitment and his follow-through,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.
Trump has overseen a hard push to the right on abortion, LGBTQ rights and religious accommodations. Some of that, you might expect from any Republican president — but Trump has repeatedly upped the ante, going further than even his supporters expected.
- One big example: Moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem, which had been a talking point on the right for years.
Evangelical voters "are not only not disappointed that they backed Trump, they will likely back him and support him in even higher numbers in 2020," said Ralph Reed, the founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Some advocates said they couldn't imagine Mitt Romney or John McCain going as far as Trump has.
- Even George W. Bush doesn’t measure up, some advocates said, even though he — unlike Trump — was personally a member of the religious right.
What Trump has done:
- On abortion, Trump reinstated and expanded the so-called “Mexico City policy,” which says international organizations that receive U.S. funding cannot “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning."
- He eased Obama-era rules designed to protect Planned Parenthood’s funding.
- His administration recently banned the use of fetal tissue in government-funded medical research.
- On LGBTQ rights, Trump reversed the Obama administration’s decision to let transgender troops serve in combat.
- The White House is planning to roll back Obama-era rules that require adoption agencies receiving federal funding to serve same-sex parents.
- The administration has changed a legal interpretation so that it would no longer be a violation of federal civil rights law for doctors to discriminate against transgender patients.
- A similar reinterpretation also cleared away nondiscrimination rules for housing.
The Washington Times has more details on what evangelical Christians are planning to do to gear up for 2020:
Evangelical Christians were the backbone of President Trump’s 2016 victory, and he is doing even better among them as he prepares for 2020, according to polling that shows strong support and religious-right leaders who say they are working to translate that into votes.
Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, said plans are in the works to register 1 million evangelical voters, knock on 3 million doors and put literature in more than 117,000 churches in key states, with the hopes of contacting roughly 30 million people.
“It’s going to be the most ambitious and far-reaching voter mobilization effort in the history of the conservative faith community, and it’s going to be roughly three times the level of what we did in 2016,” he said.
Mr. Trump won 81% of self-identified evangelicals’ votes in the 2016 election, according to exit polling. A Public Opinion Strategies poll commissioned by Mr. Reed’s group says the president now has a stunning 83% approval rate among that bloc.
That creates a massive pool of people with goodwill toward Mr. Trump — if they can be persuaded to show up on Election Day.
The Hill also said:
Ralph Reed, head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, promised the “most ambitious and far-reaching voter mobilization effort” in the evangelical community’s history as it rallies in support of President Trump’s reelection campaign, The Washington Times reports.
Reed said plans are in the works to register 1 million evangelical voters, knock on 3 million doors and put literature in more than 117,000 churches in key states. He hopes to contact roughly 30 million people in the effort, the Times reports.
“It’s going to be roughly three times the level of what we did in 2016,” he said.
Roughly 80 percent of self-identified white, born-again or evangelical Christians said they voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center.