Devil’s Bargain: Trump’s Hypocritical Reliance on US Evangelical Christians

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The administration of US President Donald Trump relies heavily on the support of followers of evangelical Christianity as a “motivating force” behind their policies, and that could prove dangerous to global stability, according to a recent report by The Guardian.

During a Thursday speech in Cairo, Egypt, at the American University in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, himself an avowed evangelical Presbyterian, referenced text from the Christian Bible and noted that a copy of one is kept on the seventh floor of the US State Department, in his office. 

“This trip is especially meaningful to me as an evangelical Christian,” Pompeo — a former American businessman with deep ties to the US religious right wing — said.

“I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and His Word, and The Truth,” Pompeo declared, noting that the US “will not retreat [from the Middle East] until the terror fight is over,” also stating that the Trump administration has “learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows.”

Pompeo’s belief in the Christian evangelical version of ‘truth’ is noted by many to be at the heart of what makes the Trump administration a danger to global stability.

According to a recent report by the Guardian, the “apocalyptical Christian vision of the future” held by many US evangelical Christians is deeply linked with Israel and the world’s Jewish population. This belief, known as “premillennial…

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