Donald Trump is still fighting for a border wall whose cost he initially insisted Mexico would cover. Any thinking person knew that was a lie, and Mexico blatantly said they would never pay for a wall with “a big, fat beautiful door right in the middle.”
Now, an author and analyst breaks down why Trump supporters are so hellbent on this wall — it’s the fight for “white Christian dominance,” which sounds like something right out of Nazi Germany.
A powerful piece by Greg Sargent for The Washington Post titled “The walls around Trump are crumbling. Evangelicals may be his last resort,” argues that the demand for the border wall centers around 45’s white evangelical base.
Robert Jones, the head of the Public Religion Research Institute, told Sargent, “For white evangelicals who see the sun setting on white Christian dominance in the country, the wall is a powerful metaphor. Even if Trump loses support among other parts of his 2016 base, the data suggests white evangelicals may be the last loyalists standing by his side. As Democrats take control of the House and as the Mueller investigation advances, white evangelicals look to be building their own wall of defense around Trump.”
Trump won an entire election on white dominance, so clearly that would be his plan for 2020. Even though, according to Forbes.com, 69 percent of Americans do not think the border wall is a priority and 57 percent do not want a government shut down over the wall. However, as Sargent points out, 67 percent of white evangelicals want the border wall.
Clearly, Trump is only president for certain Americans.