Again and again, evangelical activists say, the administration has made good on promises made to the faith voters who lifted Trump into office — a group he will sorely need to turn out again for his 2020 re-election bid.
“He wouldn’t be our Sunday School teacher necessarily, but he’s doing a great job of leadership,” said televangelist and Trump adviser James Robison. “I love him so much I can hardly explain it.”
Some of the administration’s actions that have impressed Christian groups have come as seismic pronouncements, such as formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Others, such as installing hundreds of conservative jurists on federal courts, have come more gradually but will have an impact for generations.
Other policy and priority shifts have been less obvious.