Donald Trump

A source close to the White House tells CBN News that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host a huge state-like dinner tonight at the White House for roughly 100 evangelical leaders.

In other words, at taxpayers’ expense, Trump will wine and dine Evangelical Christians to shore up his deteriorating approval. According to CBN, Trump wants to honor the contributions evangelicals have made to American life. Sure.

Many senior administration advisors will be in attendance along with more than one-third of Cabinet members.

Members of the White House’s faith advisory group will be there, including Pastor Robert Jeffress who told CBN News, “Looking forward to celebrating with President Trump and the First Lady his unprecedented accomplishments in less than two years.”

“President Trump is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, and pro-conservative judiciary president in history which is why evangelicals continue to support him enthusiastically,” Jeffress continued.

Among those “unprecedented accomplishments” is being named an unindicted co-conspirator in a felony; documenting over two years over 4,000 lies told to the American people; championing white nationalism, antagonizing some of our staunchest, most dependable allies; elevating the dictator of North Korea for a photo-op; behaving like Putin’s little puppy; coarsening our society and our discourse; putting kids in cages … and much, much more.

Trump is about as Christian as I am but dishonest evangelical Christians (those accepting tonight’s invitation) are playing along with the ruse in order to get a Supreme Court pick who might work to overturn Roe v. Wade and treat LGBT rights as impediments to religious liberty. I am waiting to see if just one of these sanctimonious paragons of virtue has the decency to publicly refuse the invite.

I will not hold my breath.

If President Obama had been responsible for one-tenth the corruption that Trump has fostered after only two years, we would be peeling these self-righteous blowhards off the ceiling.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.