Will Focus on Trumpâ€™s â€œRarely Discussed, Deeply Importantâ€ Religious Beliefs
An imprint for HarperCollins will publish The Faith of Donald J. Trump: A Spiritual Biography in 2018.
The book will â€œ[draw] on unparalleled access to the White House to explore the rarely discussed, but deeply important, religious beliefs and worldview of Trump and his advisors,â€ the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) announced. The CBNâ€™s Chief Political Correspondent David Brody will co-author the book with conservative columnist Scott Lamb.
The announcement follows two solid weeks of Donald Trumpâ€™s pandering to the evangelical community amidst increasing scrutiny of his administrationâ€™s ties to Russia, beginning with his decision to cost taxpayers at least $400,000Â to headline the Celebrate Freedom Concert in Washington D.C. with anti-gay pastorÂ Robert Jeffress.
The event saw the premiere of â€œMake America Great Again,â€ the song named after Trumpâ€™s campaign slogan and performed by the anti-gay pastorâ€™s megachurch choir, a new favorite of the presidentâ€™s.
Following this, Trump held a prayer meeting in the oval office with many in the anti-gay, anti-choice religious right:
â€” Johnnie Moore Ù† (@JohnnieM) July 12, 2017
â€œPresident Trump won over evangelicals not by pandering to them,â€ CBN wrote in their book announcement, ignoring that heâ€™d pandered to their community since the campaign trail, â€œbut by supporting them and all their most important issues without pretending to be something heâ€™s not.â€Â
The network continued by claiming that â€œPresident Trump has surrounded himself with believers who think he is the one guiding figure who can return us to traditional valuesâ€”hard work, discipline, duty, respect, and faithâ€”that have long been the foundation of American life and truly make America great again in all ways.â€Â
On Twitter, the upcoming publication is already facing critics:
A quick read, I'm guessing
â€” adambeaugh (@adambeaugh) July 14, 2017
I've just received an advance copy: pic.twitter.com/BpDT48T3Q0
â€” David Hobby (@strobist) July 14, 2017
Next up in the series:
âœ… David Duke: Civil Rights Hero
âœ… Vladimir Putin: Savior of the West
âœ… Ivanka Trump: Qualified Woman Who Does Things
â€” Alex Wright (@alwrightthen) July 14, 2017
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