Iowa Evangelicals Ready To Abandon Trump For Criticizing Pro-Lifers

Trump blamed the pro-life movement for November losses. "It was the ‘abortion issue,’ poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on No Exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother, that lost large numbers of voters."

  • Former President Donald Trump’s run for the White House could run into trouble in Iowa from evangelicals unhappy about his criticisms of the pro-life movement following mostly disappointing midterms for Republicans. 
  • Iowa’s Bob Vader Plaats, a leading voice among the Hawkeye State’s evangelical voters, certainly hasn’t forgotten what Trump said in early January.
  • “It showed a character thing with Trump that he cast the blame on the pro-life movement,” Vander Plaats, president and CEO of the Christian organization The Family Leader, recently told the New York Times. “If you’re trying to win the Iowa caucuses, I would not put that base under the bus.”
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