But in the 2016 presidential race, concern for the Jewish state among Bible-believing Christians may actually be what tipped the scales for Donald Trump and, against all odds, put him in the White House.
In an interview with Israeli Army Radio, Tzvika Brot, Trump’s campaign manager in Israel, reveal what he saw as one of the key secrets to the controversial real estate mogul’s successful campaign.
“There are an estimated 60 million Evangelicals in the US,” Brot pointed out. “Evangelicals usually vote upwards of 85 percent Republican, but early on in the campaign, we were seeing less than 50 percent of Evangelicals supporting the Trump candidacy.”
Trump and his team knew they had to do something that spoke directly to the hearts of Evangelicals in order to mobilize this critical demographic.
“We knew that if we made a one-to-one connection between Israel and Trump, we could sway the Evangelicals. They...