Trump's appeal is based less on his personal beliefs and more on his ability to tap into powerful strains of popular belief that have been commodified and commercialized by Christian publishers, pastors, and televangelists for years.
Inside The Mind Of 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye, The Preacher Who Reinvigorated The End-Times Debate
Some obviously disagree with LaHaye's perspectives on these issues, but few can deny his passion for the subject matter. And absolutely no one can ignore the profound impact that the "Left Behind" series has had on end-times theological narratives over the past 15 years.
Hate and bigotry can dominate, perhaps even rule for a time, but they never win out because God is ultimately in charge, prodding along our humanity as we reluctantly advance. If you are waiting for "signs" of redemption, for God to write a message across the sky in white fluffy clouds, then you are part of the problem.
If you are waiting for "signs" of redemption, then you are part of the problem.