Abstract or Introduction
This paper analyzes how Evangelicals interpret and understand Trump and his policy in a way that suits their idea of the world. The first chapter will show how religion developed in America. America's history is crucial for understanding the uniqueness of the religious landscape and helps to comprehend where the evangelical mindset is coming from. After explaining the main ideas of Evangelism, the last chapter will introduce three high-ranking personalities associated with Trump and their influence in politics. The main argument is that these Evangelicals support Donald Trump and promote him because they are reading signals in his appearance, language, and actions that suit the biblical prophecy they believe in.
Because of certain events "[...] many evangelicals begin to feel that they are living in a world like the world of the Bible." For evangelical Christians, the bible is a road map that tells the future and shapes the way they view the present. They aim for a foreign policy that is affirming those prophecies. Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, who is representing the Republican Party, depends on their votes as white evangelical Protestants have become the most pro-Republican of all the major religious traditions and are considered the base or core of the contemporary party in elections.
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- Stella Benedikt (Author), 2020, Donald Trump fulfilling prophecy. Evangelical interpretation of the presidential policy, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1313329