Donald Trump could not have won the Presidential election without the help of Evangelical voters. He has paid them back by installing Supreme Court justices like Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. In return, the Evangelicals have looked away from Trump’s many indiscretions.
But that doesn’t mean all Evangelical Christians support the President and the way he runs the country. A preacher named Doug Pagitt is attempting to convince other Christians that they do not have to vote for Trump in 2020.
The Minnesota preacher’s campaign is called Vote Common Good. Pagitt will be taking a big orange tour bus throughout swing states in hopes to convince voters to move away from Trump.
The faith leader explained, “I’m a Christian pastor … and I believe everyone is a child of God, is the light of the world. But not every light of the world should be president of the United States of America.”
Pagitt also said that he is not trying to convert Evangelicals into Demcrats on a permanent basis. He continues, “We’re not trying to make everyone a Democrat, just to vote for one this time.”
The preacher closed his comments by saying that small numbers can make a big difference. He told the Minnesota Star Tribune, “Our goal is not to reach the most hardened evangelicals or Catholics but to reach the 5 to 15% who are uncomfortable with the Trump administration and are looking for an exit ramp.”
A 2019 poll showed that 69% of Evangelicals approve of the job Trump is doing as President.
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