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Trump’s racist followers are embracing Christian end times theology to rid the world of liberals: Ex-Bush speechwriter

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According to a former speechwriter who worked for President George W. Bush, Donald Trump is a godsend to not only Christian evangelicals, but to his hardcore racist right-winger base because they believe that he will hasten a form of the end times that will rid the world of the sin of liberalism.

Writing at the Washington Post, Michael Gerson — who has always worn his Christianity on his sleeve — first accused members of the Christian right of embracing Trump despite his multiple sins because he is battling what they consider a greater sin: liberalism.

“Rather than offering a vision of salvation, it has embraced a certain eschatology — a theory of the end times,” Gerson wrote. “The threat of liberalism, in this view, has become so dire that the wrong outcome of a presidential race could mean the end of U.S. civilization. One appalling defense of Trump dubbed 2016 the ‘Flight 93 election,’ on the theory that conservatives have but two choices: ‘charge the cockpit’ or ‘die’.”

According to Gerson, that notion is grotesque.

“There is much wrong with that metaphor, which employs a unifying symbol of American courage as the method to encourage tribal hatreds. That involves a type of desecration, comparable to spray-painting ‘MAGA’ on the Lincoln Memorial.” he explained. before noting a former Trump staffer accused liberals of “the ceaseless importation of Third World foreigners with no tradition of, taste for, or experience in liberty,” which he believes is ruining the country.

“In this secularized eschatology, alarmism is combined with nativism. The Antichrist, apparently, will speak Spanish,” the conservative columnist wrote.

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That led the conservative columnist to make the leap from the those who worship Jesus, to those who deify Trump.

“The appeal of Trump and his supporters is distinctive. It is used as a mental preparation for extreme measures. If the political world is really headed toward disaster, then the normal political tools — things such as civility, persuasion and governing skill — are outmoded.” Gerson suggested. “If it is really just minutes to midnight for America, then maybe the situation requires an abrasive outsider willing to fight fire with napalm. Desperation increases the appetite for political risk.”

“We are not in America’s political end times,” Gerson lectured. “And the country’s problems are not rooted in the ethnic makeup of its people. Our challenges — from government debt to educational failure — require reform, not revolution. And this cause is not served by the second coming of Trump.”

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GOP leaders in open warfare with Trump’s White House as another government shutdown looms

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According to a report in the Washington Post, GOP leaders are at an impasse with the White House on future budget concerns as President Donald Trump's chief of staff -- which is leading to fears of another government shutdown.

The report states, "GOP leaders have spent months cajoling President Trump in favor of a bipartisan budget deal that would fund the government and raise the limit on federal borrowing this fall, but their efforts have yet to produce a deal."

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Trump Twitter-snarls at ‘Impeachment Day’ protesters as the product of ‘Radical Left Democrats’

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Impeachment Day protesters on Twitter on Sunday morning, downplaying their efforts after seeing a report on Fox News.

Taking to Twitter the president wrote, "Yesterday was the Radical Left Democrats big Impeachment day. They worked so hard to make it something really big and special but had one problem - almost nobody showed up. “The Media admits low turnout for anti-Trump rallies ...saying enough. Democrat voters want to hear the politicians talking about issues. This is a huge distraction and will only help Donald Trump get elected. 'Greatest President since Ronald Reagan' said a counter-protester. LehighValleyLive."

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Trump’s first term: hits and misses

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"Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true?

Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term.

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Economy:

The economy will be Trump's major selling point.

GDP grew 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019 and the last recession was a decade ago. Unemployment is at a 50-year low of 3.6 percent.

Trump's frequent claim that the economy is probably "the best" in US history is an exaggeration, though.

Economists see growing dangers, including exploding government debt and growing backlash from Trump's aggressive trade policies, especially with China.

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