The Trump family is not known for their dedication to a religious faith. Their success, however, is dependent on the support of Evangelicals Christians.
And Donald Trump Jr. recently tried to give the faithful some advice during a TPUSA speech. The former President’s son claimed that the nice parts of Christianity weren’t working for them. And that claim, says former Republican lawmaker Peter Wehner, was a disgrace.
Wehner, a speechwriter by trade, worked in the Reagan, Bush, and W. Bush administrations. In a piece for the Atlantic, he wrote, “Throughout his speech, Don Jr. painted a scenario in which Trump supporters—Americans living in red America—are under relentless attack from a wicked and brutal enemy. He portrayed it as an existential battle between good and evil. One side must prevail; the other must be crushed. This, in turn, justifies any necessary means to win.”
The Republican continued, “And the former President’s son has a message for the tens of millions of evangelicals who form the energized base of the GOP: the scriptures are essentially a manual for suckers. The teachings of Jesus have ‘gotten us nothing.”
Wehner closed, “If the ethic of Jesus encourages sensibilities that might cause people in politics to act a little less brutally, a bit more civilly, with a touch more grace? Then it needs to go.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.