Editor's Note: This article is part of a series leading up to the 2020 presidential election highlighting the professed faith of several of the primary candidates, including Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Christian Headlines offers these faith summaries as a way of informing voters about the religious beliefs of the candidates.
Elected in 2016, President Donald Trump has had a tumultuous presidency. Come 2020 he will be bidding for another term. The President has faced several controversies during his tenure, but despite them all, many evangelical leaders have come to the President's defense. Some of Trump's evangelical supporters have described him as a changed man and a man of faith. Other leaders have even gone as far as to say that while he may be rough around the edges, we should view him like King David, Cyrus the Great, King Solomon or any other of a number of biblical figures. President Trump describes himself as a Christian and has been exalted as a champion of religious freedom.
Here are 5 things Christians should know about the faith of Donald Trump:
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When Donald Trump announced that he was running for President in June of 2015, it would have been hard to predict that he would become the favorite candidate of evangelical Christians. Everything about the thrice-married billionaire seemed to run afoul of what evangelicals had professed to be looking for in a presidential candidate.
However, despite some detractors, the President remains popular with a large percentage of evangelicals. An October 2019 survey found that 82 percent of white evangelicals want Trump to be the Republican Party’s candidate for President in 2020, the most of any subgroup.
Here are five reasons that evangelicals love President Trump:
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