This is for all you conservative evangelicals who support Donald Trump. So many of us conservative evangelicals believe that he is the best thing since sliced bread, and well, I’m trying to believe it too. But I need some help. Actually I need a lot of help.
So I’m asking you please: Convince me.
Convince me that a man who says and does the most spectacularly inane things every time the cameras are on him is the man who should be our next president.
Convince me that a man who has run not one but two businesses into the ground is the man to be entrusted with the reins to the world’s largest free-market economy.
Convince me that a man who took a deferment from the draft and then has the nerve to mock the service of POWs because they were captured is the man who should be our next commander-in-chief.
Convince me that a man who routinely says divisive and offensive things for sheer entertainment value is the man who should be entrusted with the task of brokering peace deals in the Middle East and other sensitive regions of the world.
Convince me that a man who says nothing of substance whatsoever is the man to entrust with the responsibility of crafting substantive healthcare, economic, etc. policy.
Convince me that a man who routinely says divisive and offensive things for sheer entertainment value is the man whom we should unite behind as our next leader.
Convince me that what love requires of me is to vote for a man whose message sounds an awful lot like anger and hatred.
P. S. “Because he’s not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders” is not good enough. You’ll have to do better than that.