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I found Johnston to be a nice guy, an occasional mentor and a reporter not afraid to go against the grain.
And he’s a registered Republican who is not afraid to speak out against some of the GOP’s dumber moves.
Moves like nominating Trump.
Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winner who has written a book on the president, has known Trump for decades. He noted Trump’s entire career has revolved around the concept of revenge.
Much of Johnston’s criticism of the president focuses on this desire to get even.
Noting this, Johnston asked reporters to pose these questions to Evangelical leaders who have supported Trump:
Can you be a Christian if your life philosophy is revenge?
Can you be a Christian if you believe that people who turn the other cheek,
as Jesus commanded in the Sermon on the Mount, are “fools, idiots and schmucks?”
Do Christians believe that if someone offends you by declining a favor that you should hit them in the face 15 times?
“Trump has said all of these things in writing, in videotaped addresses over many years in many places. So, this of course begs the question: How can you support him?” Johnston said.
Johnston makes many other good points in his book. But the underlying theme of the tome is Trump’s character.
“It’s Even Worse Than You Think” is a sobering read and a reminder of the importance of political engagement.
“Too many folks of good conscience of all political stripes have stood on the sidelines,
” Johnston told me. “The positive thing that has happened since Donald Trump’s election is that they are becoming more involved. They see what is going on and they want to do something about it.”