Christine O’Donnell: Evangelicals Are ‘Hypocrites’ for Supporting Trump
Former Delaware candidate for Senate, Christine O'Donnell, criticized conservatives who are backing Trump:
BALDWIN: "You understand why people are flocking to him, but are you saying you feel like his words and his promises are empty?"
O'DONNELL: "Oh, they are definitely empty. Let me just distinguish, I get why middle class average middle class Americans, especially the white male, I get why they’re flocking to him. What I do not get is why the evangelical leaders are. Many of my friends are behind him. And I’ve thought about it a lot. Because it’s — it’s caused tension in our friendships. It’s crazy because, you know, as a conservative you kind of get used to agreeing to disagree and liking the people anyway —
BALDWIN: "Why do you think your evangelical friends like him?"
O'DONNELL: "It’s one of a couple things. First of all, these are the same people who for decades fought against pornography because it exploited women. Fought for the sanctimony of human life. Donald Trump openly mocks the disabled. The first casino in America with a strip club was Donald Trump’s."
BALDWIN: "Why do they elect him?
O'DONNELL: "It’s one of three things. Either they’re hypocritical and they have to tell everyone, including me, that the issues we fought for for the past several decades don’t matter when it comes to immigration, you know, that they’ve decided to put all that on hold, securing our borders. Because that’s the real only issue that he can explain. That’s the only real issue he actually has a policy for."
BALDWIN: "So they’re hypocrites, number one. Number two?"
O'DONNELL: "I’m not calling them hypocrites. I’m saying maybe. Wink wink. Or number two, their anger is blinding them to reason. And they, too, are so angry at everything that’s been going on that they can’t — they’re letting their emotions cloud them from the truth about what’s going on with Donald Trump or, which unfortunately this is one of the reasons why so many people don’t like Christian political leaders, they just want to be around winners, you know, so they’re putting all that aside because they want to be around a winner and that’s a shame."