The enormous role played by evangelicals in Trump’s victory — and in his enduring core of support — has not received as much attention from the mainstream news media.

Have Christian nationalists staged a “soft coup,” with Trump as their figurehead?

Christian nationalist support for Trump is in some ways transactional. Their desire to protect the perceived Christian identity of the country has nothing to do with the religious bona fides of the person or people who help them achieve it. Trump is seen as a tool used by the Christian God to make America Christian again.


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