This segment with Erin Burnett and Jerry Falwell, Jr. illustrates perfectly why evangelicals will not be separated from President Pussygrabber. There is literally nothing so bad they would turn their backs on him. Not even rape would do it.
When Falwell Jr was confronted with all of the women saying very similar things about Trump, right down to his seeming need to choose women that remind him of his daughter, Falwell was unfazed and told her that Trump is "different than he was in 2005."
"He's had a change of heart," Falwell said. "I think he's changed in a positive way. I don't think there is any chance of anything in the White House like Bill Clinton was accused of or John Kennedy was accused of."
Falwell acknowledged that activity like that would open up the president to blackmail "on policy and other things" but he wasn't really sure he'd abandon Trump even in those circumstances, because of "the issues."
When Erin Burnett asked him if that would be true even in the case of rape, Falwell again demurred, saying, "I have to wait and see the circumstances to make that judgment."
Well, hey! I have good news! We don't have to wait to know what he would do because I can tell you right now what he would do: Nothing. Nothing would change.
First, blame for sexual sin can always be placed on the women. Jezebel! Harlot! Temptress! All of these are fair epithets for the likes of Falwell, Jr to toss around.
But there is another, deeper reason, and it is the reason that evangelical women will not abandon Trump either. As is explained in a recent Washington Post article, the reason evangelicals will not abandon Trump -- even in the case of rape -- is what the authors call "Christian nationalism."
The more someone believed the United States is — and should be — a Christian nation, the more likely they were to vote for Trump.
First, Americans who agreed with the various measures of Christian nationalism were much more likely to vote for Trump, even after controlling for other influences, such as political ideology, political party and other cultural factors proposed as possible explanations.
Some of the other cultural factors include: economic dissatisfaction, an index of attitudes on gender, an index of anti-black prejudice, a measure of respondents’ attitudes toward illegal immigrants and an index of views toward Muslims.
This is why you have people like Christian pollster George Barna writing books about how Trump's election was a deliverance from God to save the nation from socialism. He, too, believes that the nation is Christian. When you hear them speak about "religious freedom" that is really a euphemism for Christian supremacy. The people advocating for "religious freedom" don't give a rat's ass about Muslims' freedom, or Jews' freedom, or Hindus' freedom, because for them the world revolves entirely around a Christian-centric viewpoint.
This is why Trump's poll numbers won't move over a Stormy Daniels or Karen McDougal. Their condemnation of sexual sin is only intended for those heathen Democrats, who tend not to be as Christo-centric in their beliefs.
So no, it wouldn't faze Jerry Falwell, Jr. to learn that Donald Trump schtupped ten women as recently as 2016. He would just call Trump a virile man and condemn the women, before sounding the trumpets for Bible-reading and prayer in public schools.