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In 2016, White Evangelicals Acted More White Than Evangelical

In 2016, White Evangelicals Acted More White Than Evangelical

Michele and Igor chat with author Reza Aslan about Tuesday's elections and the role of religion in the Trump movement.

Best-selling author Reza Aslan joins Michele and Igor to discuss his new book, God: A Human History. Aslan shares a dire warning about what he believes is a cultlike religious fervor among Trump supporters and tells listeners why he’s not surprised that Trumpism failed in Virginia and New Jersey in Tuesday’s elections. Then he shares the three reasons he believes white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump—clue: His whiteness and richness are both factors.

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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications