Donald Trump and Bill Barr Are Setting a Religious War Trap

Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick writes that President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo all recently gave speeches rife with religious rhetoric. At Notre Dame Law School, Barr said, “Secularists, and their allies among the ‘progressives,’ have marshaled all the force of mass communications, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” Lithwick writes, “None of this is a distraction and it isn’t a mere attempt to goose the white evangelical base, either. It’s working to push a narrative about civil war, holy war, and religious war that pits Americans against Americans; a narrative the president is quick to deploy and quicker to exploit.”

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