EVANGELICALS SAY THEY KNEW WHEN THEY VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP HE WASN’T AN ALTAR BOY


May 07, 2018

President Trump’s personal pastor and spiritual adviser is on the front lines of efforts to ensure Republicans avoid disaster in November’s midterms. In recent weeks, Paula White has coordinated meetings between women and pastors of megachurches together with senior White House officials, according to a report from The Washington Post Tuesday. White’s moves are part of a wider effort among evangelicals in support of Trump and Republicans to raise money and both register and motivate voters.

A series of elections, including Tuesday’s special election for a House seat in Arizona, have shown a sharp swing toward Democrats since Trump claimed victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. In addition to the usual hit a president’s party takes in the first midterms since being elected, a number of Republicans have expressed concern about what awaits later this year.

“Let’s pray there’s not apathy,” White told the Post.

What has been reported as the largest ever midterm voter drive conducted by conservative Christians comes despite a wave of scandalous reports about the president’s private life.

Most significantly, in recent months, multiple women have come forward to allege that Trump carried on affairs while married to his third wife, Melania. The affairs are now at the heart of an investigation into Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, who paid adult film star Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 shortly before the election.

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