Well, Christian Trump supporter, I think I finally understand you. That’s not particularly comforting but it’s something, I guess. I’ve been holding out hope for you for a couple years now. As I continue watching Trump fall deeper and deeper into a mind-numbingly deep well of national embarrassment and shame, I keep waiting for you to finally wash your hands of him. Instead, you keep doubling down on your support and it’s been quite vexing to me. Now I realize that you’ve wanted Trump to fail all along. Now it makes sense. It doesn’t make it an easier pill to swallow, but it makes sense. When you claim God is using Donald Trump, what you are really saying is that God is using Donald Trump to hasten the end times. Now I get it. I don’t like it, but I get it.
This isn’t the first time this reality has been on my radar. I’ve known for a while that the most extreme right-wing Christians were licking their chops at the thought that Trump might lead the world into their long-anticipated end times prophesy-era. The fact that crazed extremists like Jim Bakker are making a handsome living off of selling this message–and selling pre-packaged end times prepper-meals–was a dead giveaway. But I had assumed that level of la la land was reserved only for the far-flung fringes of the tinfoil hat brigade. It’s now becoming much more clear that there are more of you than I had ever imagined or feared.
The fact that so many of you continue to support Trump’s tariff trade wars is a clear sign. This week, the stock market has taken a huge tumble as investors are reeling in their funds and hiding them in safer harbors as economists warn of a coming world-wide economic recession due in no small part to Trump’s misguided trade wars. In the past, the economy was the one ace that you Christian Trump supporters could keep up your sleeve to justify your stance. Now that the economy sits poised on the brink of a big slide, the last firewall you have between the light of day and your real agenda is crumbling.
Christian Trump supporter, do you know what is completely absent in all of what I just described in you? It’s the love of Christ all Christians are commanded to reflect.
You seem to think you can help orchestrate the second coming of Christ forgetting, presumably, that Christ said that he didn’t even know when that would be. You’ve forgotten or overlooked what Christ said was the greatest commandment. You’ve now put all of your eggs in one basket. You are left standing shoulder to shoulder with one of the most despicable leaders in our nation’s history. You are prepared and expecting to ride up on a cloud of jubilant triumph as the evil of the earth is swallowed up by devastation. You’d better pray that your plan works because, if it doesn’t, you will go down with the ship and history will record your shameful legacy.
Good luck with that, I guess.