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My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump

My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump

It was July 29, 2019—the worst day of my life, though I didn’t know that quite yet. The traffic in downtown Washington, D.C., was inching along. The mid-Atlantic humidity was sweating through the windows of my chauffeured car. I was running late and fighting to stay awake. For two weeks, I’d been sprinting between television and radio studios up and down the East Coast, promoting my new book on the collapse of the post–George W. Bush Republican Party and the ascent of Donald Trump. Now I had one final interview for the day. My publicist had offered to cancel—it wasn’t that important, she said—but I didn’t want to. It was important. After the car pulled over on M Street Northwest, I hustled into the stone-pillared building of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Explore the January/February 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More All in a blur, the producers took my cellphone, mic’d me up, and shoved me onto the set with the news anchor John Jessup. …