Very much so. And it’s all raw political calculus. The Evangelical voting block put him over the top in the 2016 election, and without continued Evangelical enthusiasm, he can’t win in 2020.

So he keeps them fired up about issues they care about — and he delivers.

People who think Trump is bumbling or stupid make a big mistake. If nothing else, he knows exactly how to play to his base.

Which is really, really bad for LGBTQ people.

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