How is it that so many Americans who consider themselves religious can be so deeply devoted to a president who consistently lies and displays immoral behavior? Because Reagan and the two Bush presidencies failed; Trump is the first president to actually deliver to the evangelical right. Millions believe he is anointed by God. A remarkable amount of this is explained by British historian and lay minister Martyn Whittock in his new book Trump and the Puritans. As the Puritans of the 1600s faced chaos and turbulence, Trump likewise clears the way for the racially and culturally superior white civilization. Wealth is seen as a measure of approval by God. It is right to conquer that which is not of God. The rule of law must be over ridden by the sense of being on a moral errand. And even Covid 19 serves to amp up the support for Trumpism. A worthy listen.

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