Trump’s Jerusalem decision seen as a nod to evangelicals
By Noah Bierman
WASHINGTON — President Trump summed up a central reason for declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel — one of the most consequential and globally risky decisions of his presidency — in a single statement.
“While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver,” he said from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Wednesday. “Today, I am delivering.”
The decision may have alarmed prime ministers, presidents, kings and their subjects around the world. But it fit neatly into Trump’s political calculus and personal view of his mandate.
And let’s jump ahead…
Especially important are promises to the voters Trump sees as his base, who include a strong majority of evangelical Christians…
“The Christian Zionist community will not forget the president’s bold actions,” [John Hagee, a prominent evangelical pastor and leader of Christians United for Israel] said. “President Trump will be honored and memorialized by Jews and Christians for all time.”
…The evangelical connection to Israel has many roots, including some linked to end-times prophecies that include Jewish control of Israel and Jerusalem, a war of civilizations, and a choice for Jews to either convert to Christianity or die.
So this is all about giving the Xristian Xrazies a rock-hard boner. You see, this speeds up the Rapture, and that’s all you need to know about it. If you read the full LATimes article, you will see theocrat Mike Pence’s fingerprints are all over this. I expect we will hear praise and adulation from our old pal One-L today.