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(Worthy News) - Mike Pence musters all of his Midwestern earnestness as he describes Donald Trump as “a man of faith.” He says the Republican nominee is “a man I’ve prayed with and gotten to know on a personal level.”
The description, in an interview with The Associated Press, stands in sharp relief to Trump’s public profile over much of his career: a twice-divorced former playboy who has boasted of his sexual exploits, flaunted his wealth, used crass insults and made sweeping generalizations about whole races.
Getting tens of millions of white evangelicals to accept Pence’s portrait of Trump is critical to Republican hopes for capturing the White House. It’s not a question of whether Trump will win more of the white evangelical vote than rival Hillary Clinton. He will. But Trump needs to win that vote by overwhelming margins and with a high turnout. [ Source ]