Religion News Service | Why evangelicals will support Donald Trump in 2020

(RNS) — The famed political consultant James Carville coined the phrase that likely led Bill Clinton to his victory over President George H.W. Bush in 1992.

Carville boiled down the sentiment of the electorate into four simple words: “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Nearly 30 years later, the allure of President Donald Trump to evangelical Christians — along with Catholic and mainline Protestant voters —  can similarly be summarized.

“It’s the policies, people.”

There are many rational and moral reasons to vote for Trump and his policies in 2020 as there were in November 2016, if not more. The difference between 2020 and 2016 is that Trump is running on a platform of achievements, not only promises.

Trump has protected the unborn, appointed conservative judges to the judiciary, supported Israel with abandon and has relentlessly advocated for religious freedom.

He’s also done it all on an unprecedented scale.

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