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Former cult member explains Trump’s terrifying appeal to evangelical white women

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Although President Donald Trump’s overall approval rating among women is in the dumps, his approval among white evangelical Christian women has remained resilient.

Cyndy Etler, a professional life coach who was indoctrinated into a cult as a teenage girl, has written an op-ed for the UK’s Independent newspaper in which she explains why so many evangelical women have continued to stand by Trump, even as he has routinely made sexist comments about women’s appearances.

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“The rational mind assumes that any woman, assaulted or not, would reject a man who says he would date his own daughter; would be repulsed by men who are repeatedly accused of violating women,” she writes. “But then, who’s to say Donald Trump’s supporters are rational?”

Etler goes on to detail how she’s seen many evangelical women act as “enforcers” for abusive men to intimidate other women in their communities who might rebel.

She says that once you understand that evangelical doctrine demands that wives submit themselves to their husbands, their ability to overlook Trump’s crude comments about grabbing women’s genitals makes much more sense.

“Of course Trump can ‘grab them by the pussy,’ because that’s what God created women for: to submit to men,” she writes. “In the words of the Baptist ’19 kids and counting’ Duggar family’s matriarch, women should be ‘joyfully available’ for sex at all times.”

Read the whole editorial here.

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Radio host taken off air mid-show after replaying clip of him discussing Trump and Roy Cohn

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Coverage of the conviction of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone resulted in a radio show host being booted in the middle of his show -- that he's hosted for over five years.

"Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver and current radio host on the conservative 710 KNUS, was taken off the air midshow Saturday after replaying an old interview clip in which he expressed hesitations about President Donald Trump," The Denver Post reported Saturday.

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Never Trump Republican predicts surprise Walter Reed visit an ‘excuse’ to resign for ‘health reason’

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President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday to undergo "portions" of his annual physical.

Following the visit, press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" after the presidential motorcade returned to the White House.

Conservative pundit Cheri Jacobus suggested the visit was a political move to tee up Trump's resignation -- and pardoning.

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Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital

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The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.

“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.

Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.

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