NBC's Katy Tur tweeted this:
The Text:From Fire and Fury, here's Trump on his friends' wives --> pic.twitter.com/9imNBaSqm1— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 3, 2018
Trump liked to say that one of the things that made life worth living was getting your friends' wives into bed. In pursuing a friend's wife, he would try to persuade the wive that her husband was perhaps not what she thought. Then he'd have his secretary ask the friend into his office; once the friend arrived, Trump would engage in what was, for him, more or less constant sexual banter. Do you still like having sex with your wife? How often? You must have had a better fuck than your wife? Tell me about it. I have girls coming in from Los Angeles at three o'clock. We can go upstairs and have a great time. I promise...And all the while Trump would have his friend's wife on teh speakerphone, listening in. [Italics in original]Take a look at some recent poll data. In a piece at The Christian Post titled:
Trump's Job Approval Among White Evangelicals Drops 17 Points, Pew Poll FindsWe find this curious pair of paragraphs:
Although the Trump administration has given some conservative evangelicals much to cheer about through judicial nominations, pro-life policy initiatives and orders to protect religious freedom, only 61 percent of white evangelicals surveyed by Pew for the December survey said that they approved of Trump's handling of the presidency.Ok, so while a 17 percentage point drop is significant, it still shows that 6 out of 10 evangelicals - those God-fearing biblical literalists who, presumably, have read and understood these two commandments:
According to Pew, the 61 percent approval among white evangelicals represents a 17-percentage-point decline from the 78 percent of white evangelicals who said they approved of Trump's handling of the office when surveyed in the February.
- Thou shalt not commit adultery
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
There are six things that the LORD strongly dislikes, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19)STILL support Donald Trump.
I'm no expert, but I'm thinking Trump's wife seduction plan hits on a few of these (The heart that devises wicked plans, the false witness, sowing discord).
How can they still like this guy?
NOTE: The first version of this blog post omitted a few sentences from the quotation of Wolff's book. I have corrected this. Apologies all around.