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Brad
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Great episode, guys.  I enjoy the bonus episodes as much (if not more) than the doc-focused episodes.

Adam, I appreciate that you’re trying to understand those that voted for Trump.  While I think prophecies had little to do with it, I too was/am surprised at how much support Donald received from the Christian base.  Take Jerry Falwell’s endorsement for example (president of Liberty University).  His endorsement came during the Republican primaries and it was baffling to me.  I was a Ted Cruz supporter throughout the primary and figured a Falwell endorsement would go the way of Cruz.  But it didn’t happen.

And let me tell you, voting for Trump was painful for me.  Not because I couldn’t decide between Trump and Clinton — that decision was easy.  My struggle was with understanding how to vote for a guy that had drug my candidate through the dirt:  insulting him, his eligibility and citizenship, his wife.  Trump even accused Raphael Cruz of having some involvement in the JFK assassination.

But what killed me the most about the Trump nomination was knowing that such a huge opportunity had been lost.  Leading up to the election, I was thrilled about the deep field that the Republicans were offering.  Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Carson — we had some superb options.  And each one had the ability to articulate Conservative principles in a way that I thought could really help people understand the contrast between “us and them” (right vs. left).

Instead, we ended up with a candidate that could barely articulate a thought — let alone our principles. It was very disappointing.

But in the podcast, you mentioned that some Christians viewed him as a ball of clay — in that he could be molded.  On the contrary, I think Christians knew the reality of the alternative (Clinton) and were willing to accept an unknown quantity as a gamble.

Wan to know why Trump won?  Idiots kneeling during the national anthem.  Laws forcing shared bathrooms.  Safe spaces.  Trigger warnings.  Protests (riots and looting).  Planned Parenthood.  Clinton corruption (deleted emails, the foundation). The mainstream media.  The list goes on and on.

Trump didn’t win this election.  The Left lost this election — and they lost it deservingly.

Obviously, this is just my opinion.  But as someone who hated Trump and still voted for the guy, I like to think I’m the sort of person you’re trying to understand.