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The “Biblical” Defense of Trump’s Affair with Stormy Daniels

posted on March 27, 2018

Vox’s Jane Coaston writes that evangelical Christians have relied on the biblical story of King David to defend Trump’s alleged marital infidelity. Coaston writes,” Their reasoning is that like King David, Donald Trump has committed adultery, and like King David (or President Franklin Roosevelt, as one columnist wrote), Trump can be a great (and moral) leader even after having committed adultery.” Polling has shown that white evangelicals have continued to support Trump at higher rates than other religious groups, even after details of his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels have emerged. 

Read at Vox