Why Hasn’t Trump Lost the Evangelical Vote? Ralph Reed Explains

By Bari Weiss

On Wednesday, I had an online conversation with Ralph Reed, the head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. During the 2016 election, Mr. Reed was instrumental in getting out the evangelical vote for Donald Trump. His group, which has some 1.8 million members, says it will spend $20 million to turn out evangelical voters in the November midterm elections.

I interviewed Mr. Reed late last month at the Times Center and touched briefly on the question of how he squares his Christian values with support for the Trump administration.

I wanted to ask him more about that tension, about the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border, the president’s executive order — the news about it broke in the middle of our conversation — and more.

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