American evangelicals rejected a reality-based world — so Trump was able to reshape them in his own image 

H.L. Mencken’s reputation has suffered in recent years as people have realized that his bigotry extended far beyond his famous contempt for Biblical literalists, but no one has revoked his reputation as a wordsmith. When he arrived in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925 to cover the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, he 

Source: American evangelicals rejected a reality-based world — so Trump was able to reshape them in his own image – Alternet.org

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