He is no longer campaigning, but like other religious figures, Trump travels around the country holding tent revivals and rallies whipping crowds into Holy Ghost-like frenzies when he preaches. He’s not doing this for votes. He’s just spreading his gospel to the masses, calling NFL players “sons of bitches” and explaining how he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue in New York City and shoot a man, all to thunderous applause.


The entire Republican Party has joined the church, including the seemingly sane apostle Paul Ryan, who gushed over Trump’s “exquisite leadership.” Ben Carson even thanked his lord and savior for Donald Trump in a recent White House prayer.

Later this year, Trump will go all out and order the U.S. armed forces to honor him with a formal military parade. The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden criticized the plans for a formally attired military display as “Third World bullshit,” but those of us who have attended a black church know that the choir always marches in on the pastor’s anniversary.


Trump Is a Miracle-Maker

“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”

—Job 5:9


Anyone examining the cult of Trump cannot ignore his incredible record of accomplishments:

There might be some people who fact-check these claims and discover that none of them are true, but those people aren’t true believers. When members of his congregation casually dismiss truth as “fake news,” they are essentially accusing the press of being false prophets trying to smear their savior. Anyone who besmirches his sanctity is a heathen, a liar or—even worse—a Democrat.


They will tell you that he kept America safe from terrorism because they don’t count the Las Vegas killing, the Texas church massacre, the Unite the Right killing, or any of the long list of mass shootings and hate crimes as “terrorist events,” in the same way that God answers prayers when anything good happens, but it’s Satan’s fault when anything bad occurs.

That’s how the cult of Trump works. It also explains why trying to apply reason to the presidency of Donald Trump is an exercise in futility. Facts are irrelevant. Logic is meaningless.


His followers will never believe he’s racist. Republican voters will continue to reject the claims of the 18 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Fox News won’t even cover any scandal that doesn’t have to do with Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Trump is Teflon. He will never be impeached out of office, even if the FBI investigation turns up concrete evidence that shows he colluded with Russia or obstructed justice.

The fact that he has been deified by white America is not likely to change. The unwavering devotion to Donald J. Trump only makes sense when it is placed in the context of religion, as explained by the biblical definition of faith:

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

—Hebrews 11:1