On Thursday, the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project released a new ad spotlighting the televangelist grifters who have fallen in line behind President Donald Trump. One such grifter, who makes an appearance in the ad, is Paula White, who serves as a spiritual adviser for the president and his administration. In one particularly choice rant that’s featured in the new Lincoln Project ad, White bellows from a stage that “we command all Satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.” This nonsense is the kind of stuff that’s been elevated to a position close to the president of the United States.
Check out the new Lincoln Project ad below:
That's some holy sh*t. pic.twitter.com/rBSNonqkG0
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 8, 2020
The video also features televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who shouted “I execute judgment on you, COVID,” as if that would somehow whisk the virus out of the United States. Notably enough, the president himself has used this same kind of fantastical thinking in his approach to the Coronavirus pandemic. He has repeatedly suggested, for instance, that the virus might go away on its own, which is an idea that has never, at any point, had any solid foundation in facts and reality. The idea does, however, provide an excuse for the Trump administration’s own abject failures.
The irony of much of evangelical Christian support for Trump is that he, in many ways, does not at all represent the ideals that they claim to espouse. He is a liar, a cheater — in his marriages and in business, a credibly accused sexual predator, a belligerent bully, and more. Yet, many conservative evangelicals stick by him anyway.
The original Twitter post containing the new ad has been viewed 1.2 million times as of Friday afternoon. Check out Twitter’s response to the Lincoln Project ad below: