Trump compares 2024 election to crucial World War II battle

Donald Trump asked Christians on Thursday (22) to support him in the 2024 presidential election, a contest he described in religious terms and compared to the great battles of World War II.

Thus, speaking at a forum for Christian broadcasters in Nashville, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination compared the risks of the election to D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge and said that God’s involvement is necessary to rescue the country.

“Today we are in another fight for the survival of our nation,” Trump said at the event hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters Association. “This time, the biggest threat does not come from outside our country, I truly believe that: it comes from within.”

“I am here today because I know that to achieve victory in this fight, just as in the battles of the past, we still need the hand of our Lord and the grace of Almighty God.”

Since launching his campaign in late 2022, Trump has regularly described the state of the country in apocalyptic terms, seeking to undermine President Joe Biden’s support ahead of a likely rematch for the White House.

It is worth remembering that Trump has sought, at times, to portray the choice facing Americans in November as a choice of good versus evil, couching his rhetoric in language that appeals to the conservative Christian voters who form the core of his base. of support.

Conservative Christian voters credit Trump for a series of political victories, including the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

Trump has maintained that support even as he faces a criminal trial next month in New York that stems from an alleged bribe to a porn star. This is one of four criminal cases facing Trump, who has ridiculed them all as politically motivated.

“I’m actually a very proud Christian,” Trump said. “I’ve been too busy fighting and, you know, taking the bullets, taking the arrows. I’m taking them to you and I feel so honored to take them that you have no idea.”

Trump is far ahead of Nikki Haley, his only opponent in the Republican primaries. He has a 30 percentage point lead in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, according to an average of polls from the website FiveThirtyEight.