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Podcast: Why Evangelical Christians Voted For Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump a man of faith? Why did so many American religious leaders support him throughout 2016?


Stephen Mansfield is the author of the new book, “Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him.” Mansfield examines how religious leaders justified their support for Trump and whether Donald Trump is a man of faith.

“Americans should want someone who can distill their faith into a political philosophy. I don’t need the President to pray like I pray… I do want to know that this person is committed to religious liberty,” Mansfield said.

Does Donald Trump view himself as a Christian? “When he speaks of Christianity, he speaks of it as a force of empowerment to success. And so repentance, transformation in Jesus, holiness–these are not themes that were an emphasis in his life,” he said.

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