Hemant Mehta analyzes The Donald™ and his relationship to the believers among his constituency, and it’s a cagey relationship at that.
Donald Trump is a horrible Presidential candidate for a lot of obvious reasons, but I haven’t heard many people discussing just how bad he is at pandering to the religious GOP base.
Yesterday, during the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, he tried reaching out to the evangelical crowd. It was obvious, though, that he has no idea what he’s doing:
“I’m a religious person,” Mr. Trump offered. “I go to church. Do I do things that are wrong? I guess so.”
Going to church is pretty much the least you can do to play up your religious bona fides. Where are the mentions of Jesus and salvation?