In God’s country

Elizabeth Bruenig, writing in the Washington Post:

White evangelicals’ electoral drift toward Trump added an element of mystery to a story that was already startling. That the thrice-wed, dirty-talking, sex-scandal-plagued businessman actually managed to win the steadfast moral support of America’s values voters, as expressed in routinely high approval ratings, posed an even stranger question: What happened?

It’s easy to say that abortion and simply getting justices on the Supreme Court that might overturn Roe v. Wade is enough for evangelicals to support Trump despite everything else, but Bruenig does a great job examining other reasons.