"Trump didn’t invent American Christian nationalism. Leaders of the Religious Right have spent years promoting the idea that America is a "Christian nation", and entire religions such as Mormonism—which views the U.S. Constitution as a divinely inspired document —have already baked similar theology into their dogma.
But another paragraph of Trump’s inauguration speech hints that he and his advisers are crafting a new version of this America-focused Christianity—one that keeps Trump at the center. (...)"
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"Mr. Trump has spoken of religion in the vocabulary of his real estate enterprise. In his 2004 book “Think Like a Billionaire,” he wrote: “If God ever wanted an apartment in Trump Tower, I would immediately offer my best luxury suite at a very special price. I believe God is everywhere and in all of us, and I want every decision I make to reflect well on me when it’s time for me to go to that big boardroom in the sky.”"
“I know that President-elect Trump has a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ,” she added. “We’ve had in-depth conversations about God.”
Christians pray while waiting to listen to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speak during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., on Dec. 17, 2016, Photo: Reuters