A group of prominent Christians from both sides of the aisle, including a past faith adviser to former President Barack Obama, has formed a political action committee designed to chip away at Christian support for President Donald Trump in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign, The Associated Press reports.
Not Our Faith, as the new super PAC calls itself, “plans to roll out six-figure TV and digital ads focused on Christian voters — particularly the evangelical and Catholic voters who helped power Trump to victory in 2016. Its first digital ad, set to run in Michigan and Pennsylvania, takes sharp aim at Trump’s claim to a foothold with Christians.”
The ad includes imagery of Trump’s photo op where he holds a Bible upside down in front of the Washington, DC, “church of the presidents,” which he staged after having peaceful protestors forcibly cleared out of his way by police and military personnel using tear gas. It says that “Christians don’t need Trump to save them. The truth is that Trump needs Christians to save his flailing campaign.”
It also shows Trump mocking a disabled reporter and posing with Stormy Daniels and Jerry Falwell, Jr. and declares: “We know you need Christians like us to win this election, but you can’t have it.”
The AP reports: “Among the PAC’s advisory council members are Michael Wear, a former faith adviser in Obama’s administration and reelection campaign, and Autumn Vandehei, a former aide to onetime Republican Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas. Wear said in an interview that Trump has ‘in a predatory way attached himself to Christians,’ asserting that the faith would be ‘better off’ without the president.
“Trump eked out 2016 with unprecedented support from white evangelicals and, important to note, a really strong showing among Catholics. We’re going after all of it,” Wear said.
Watch the ad, “Not Our Vote, Not Our Faith” below: