During an interview about the intersection between American politics and religion, failed presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann explained why she supports Donald Trump and believes he is an exemplary evangelical candidate.

Bachmann says that Trump “gets and understands religious liberty.”

Bachmann explained that because Trump has said he would choose Supreme Court justices based solely on their pro-life record, that makes him an extremely good choice for die-hard evangelicals. Nevermind the fact that Trump has said a whole lot of things about the Supreme Court and would surely turn on a dime 200 times before he would actually nominate, Bachmann chooses to believe him on this measure.

Bachmann then offered up another interesting litmus test which seems to fly in the face of another religion’s “liberty.”

“He even said, ‘I don’t understand, when I was growing up, everybody said Merry Christmas. Even my Jews would say Merry Christmas. New York City, there are a lot of Jews, and they would even say Merry Christmas. Why can’t we even say Merry Christmas anymore?’”

Like usual, Bachmann isn’t interested in religious liberty, she is interested in Christian supremacy. All other faiths be damned.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com