Reuters: Christian TV evangelicals fire up Trump support

UC’s Brian Calfano cited in national news article on Trump’s support from Christian broadcasting

Despite a slew of both legal indictments and moral questionings, Donald Trump still has the support of some Christian media who are “portraying him as an instrument of God's will who faces persecution by his foes,” according to an article in Reuters. 

Brian Calfano at a podium with American flag and stars in the background

Brian Calfano, professor of jounralism and political science. Photo/provided.

The article states that these media outlets often compare Trump’s political and legal battles to the trials and tribulations of Jesus; with remarks that contend Trump is attempting to save the “soul” of the nation.  

In the reporting, Reuters says it sought the opinion of multiple experts for commentary to include Brian Calfano, a professor of both journalism and political science at the University of Cincinnati.

Calfano, a former television news anchor, conducted research on the media ministries and  commented: “…what's new about this election cycle is the unabashed support for Trump and the frequency he is depicted as ‘God's chosen’ leader.”

Calfano is on faculty at UC’s College of Arts & Sciences in both the Department of Journalism  and in the School of Public and International Affairs.  

Read the article.

Featured image at top courtesy of Unsplash/Steven Redford. 

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