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Hailing Deliverance

A Last Trump Before an Apocalypse?

In a column published on March 3, Charles Krauthammer noted what is to many a surprise: strong Evangelical support for Donald Trump over a field of far more likely candidates. Why, he wondered, are they supporting him in such large numbers instead of conservatives whose Christianity is far more believable? Krauthammer noted that Evangelicals have no illusions that Trump is one of them (his ancestral Presbyterianism does not make him a Christian by Evangelical standards), or about his dingy ethics, or his ambiguous political record. Looking, after the Super Tuesday primaries, at Trump's victories over Ted Cruz in states where Evangelicals dominate, Krauthammer asked,

How could . . .

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S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.

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