Tom Gjelten On The Evangelical Christains Who Supported Trump

Oct 18, 2019

Three years ago, candidate Donald Trump rose to the Presidency with the help of Evangelical Christians. But why did they support his cause, and will they support him again in 2020? These are questions that NPR’s Tom Gjelten has been exploring in his reporting over the past few years. As he told Maine Calling’s Jennifer Rooks, while Trump won the backing of more than 80 percent of white evangelicals in 2016, there are growing points of conflict, including the president’s recent decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria.