Opposition to President Donald Trump is growing even within the Republican Party. This week, a super PAC called The Lincoln Project that includes longtime Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s husband George among its leaders released its first video ad, which targets the evangelical Christians who’ve gotten behind Trump en masse no matter his belligerence. Just recently, the Trump campaign even launched an Evangelicals for Trump initiative at a Miami-area church, but as the ad points out, Trump’s actual behavior is consistently dramatically at odds with the values that these evangelical Christians claim to hold dear.
The ad opens with a clip of Trump saying:
‘Evangelicals, Christians of every denomination and believers of every faith have never had a greater champion — not even close — in the White House than you have right now. I think you know that.’
During Trump’s remarks, the clip displays the Bible verse Matthew 7:15, which reads:
‘Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.’
The video then launches into a montage of some conservative Christians heaping praise on Trump alternated with some of the president’s most outrageous public meltdowns. In one particularly memorable moment, the video displays a conservative Christian leader proudly proclaiming that Trump fights for righteousness — and then, it displays Trump proudly proclaiming that he’d like to punch (seemingly a protester) in the face. Gospel music plays throughout the background of the entire video, which ends with a message:
‘If this is the best American Christians can do, then God help us all.’
Check it out:
On his own time, George Conway has advocated passionately against Trump. Most recently, he has been trying to use his Twitter presence to alert people to the signs of Trump’s volatile (at best) mental state. Just this Thursday, Trump tweeted about the apparently lowering rate of death from cancer as if his administration had anything to do with it whatsoever. Conway called it “Textbook Narcissistic Personality Disorder.”
Earlier in the day, he mockingly replied to the president:
‘Thanks to you, sir, we have won the battle against wind turbine carcinomas and will soon wipe out all afflictions. Who needs all those nerdy molecular biologists? #NarcissiticPersonalityDisorder #IMPOTUS’
Thanks to you, sir, we have won the battle against wind turbine carcinomas and will soon wipe out all afflictions. Who needs all those nerdy molecular biologists? #NarcissiticPersonalityDisorder #IMPOTUS https://t.co/aKH9I6848t
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 9, 2020
Infamously, Trump claimed once that the noise from wind turbines causes cancer. There’s not even an apparent mechanism that would allow for that to happen. But neither the president nor his advisers admitted an error.
Trump has personally taken notice of George Conway’s advocacy before. (Meanwhile, Kellyanne has often refused to answer questions about her marriage to a vocal Trump critic.)
In March of last year, Trump complained on Twitter:
‘George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!’
So the best that the president has got is to call George a loser. Great! That proves his point about Trump’s glaring incompetence.
George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019