Why Christian nationalists love Trump

By Jack Jenkins

This is the first in a series on Christian nationalism and the religious groups supporting Donald Trump. Stay tuned for further entries in the coming weeks.

It was a Saturday, but Donald Trump was already at church.

Technically, he was at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., preparing to address the crowd at a “Celebrate Freedom” concert on Independence Day weekend. But the July 1 event, which was designed to honor veterans, accented its patriotism with a distinctly religious flare: it was hosted by megapastor (and vocal Trump devotee) Rev. Robert Jeffress, and shortly before the president took the podium, a Southern Baptist church choir burst into a rendition of “Make America Great Again”—an original composition based on the president’s campaign slogan.

Trump loved it (he tweeted a music video of the song on July 4), and echoed its sentiment a few minutes later by invoking his go-to ideology when speaking to his base: Christian nationalism.

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  1. Rev. Robert Jeffress, and shortly before the president took the podium,
    a Southern Baptist church choir burst into a rendition of
    “Make America Great Again”
    an original composition based on the president’s campaign slogan.

    Yep! Make America grate again –
    Grating government machinery – lubricated with Trumpian coal-dust – injected by copious quantities of hot air!

    Trump loved it (he tweeted a music video of the song on July 4),
    and echoed its sentiment a few minutes later
    by invoking his go-to ideology when speaking to his base:
    Christian nationalism.

    I suppose with half the government posts still unfilled, and the Republicans in disarray, he had no more pressing matters to deal with! 🙂

    @song link – Americans from ev’ry corner of this blessed land
    Come together with one voice
    Help us take a stand
    Following the vision to make her proud and grand

    Just look at all those Republicans, and resigning business advisors, “coming together with one voice”! 🙂

    No wonder Trump needs a base among the deluded ignorant!

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