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Politics Anti-Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad

23:15  11 january  2020
23:15  11 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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A new anti - Trump Republican group , the Lincoln Project, is out with their first ad targeting President Donald Trump as the group looks to chip away at his The video titled "the MAGA church," which comes on the heels of the Trump campaign investing big in evangelical outreach, features a string of

I’m not an evangelical & know how unChristian Trump is. But that’s the most disjointed, nonsensical political ad ever. By mixing clips & not showing his answers, evangelicals who like him will see nothing bad outside of swearing. Huge missed opportunity.

A new anti-Trump Republican group, the Lincoln Project, is out with their first ad targeting President Donald Trump as the group looks to chip away at his support among evangelical voters.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump exits after holding an 'Evangelicals for Trump' campaign event held at the King Jesus International Ministry, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami.© Joe Raedle/Getty Images President Donald Trump exits after holding an 'Evangelicals for Trump' campaign event held at the King Jesus International Ministry, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami.

The video titled "the MAGA church," which comes on the heels of the Trump campaign investing big in evangelical outreach, features a string of unflattering clips of the president along with the message: “If this is the best American Christians can do, then God help us all.”

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Anti - Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad .

Anti - Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad

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The ad is a first test of the type of firepower the Lincoln Project can produce as the group of anti-Trump Republicans, which includes prominent conservative figures like George Conway and Rick Wilson, kicks off their effort to try and help sink the president’s re-election prospects.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump exits after holding an 'Evangelicals for Trump' campaign event held at the King Jesus International Ministry, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami.© Joe Raedle/Getty Images President Donald Trump exits after holding an 'Evangelicals for Trump' campaign event held at the King Jesus International Ministry, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami.

“We see a sizable segment of the Republican base experiencing ‘Trump Fatigue,’ they’ve had it and that’s a huge red flag for him,” Mike Madrid, a veteran Republican political consultant and vocal Trump now on the Lincoln Project's advisory board told ABC News.

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The group includes African-American, Asian, Hispanic and white evangelical Christians, and it says that the news media and the polls are overlooking nonwhite evangelicals . The Republican Party has had a lock on white evangelical institutions for more than three decades.

The Lincoln Project, a Republican organization against Trump , released its first video, which criticizes evangelical Trump supporters. It also depicts evangelical and religious leaders praising Trump and offering his support, while also showing some of Trump's least holy moments against gospel music in

Madrid argued that the group’s impact on the 2020 election could be massive even if the percent of Republicans impacted by their efforts may seem small. “A marginal decline in Republican support, as little as 3-5% will create a tectonic electoral shift away from Republicans,” Madrid said. “That’s not just possible - it’s probable.”

But if the Lincoln Project is to pick off Republican support away from the president, they will have their work cut out for him, as Trump remains overwhelmingly popular within the GOP.

Seventy-four percent of Republicans said they approved of Trump's performance as president, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll from November.

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