Trump Prays For Evangelical Voter Support In Iowa Rally
Republican front runner claims 42 percent, Dordt students think not
With only days left until the Iowa caucus, it is crunch time for presidential candidates. Saturday, republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump visited Dordt College, and in true Donald Trump fashion; he created quite a stir.
“The people, my people, are so smart, and you know what else they say about my people? The polls, they say that I have the most loyal people did you see that? Where I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s like incredible,” exclaimed the candidate.
A strong hypothetical comparison from the republican presidential front runner. His appearance marks the second weekend in a row that the institution hosted a republican candidate.
The presidential hopeful took jabs at the media, and his fellow candidates. But Saturday, he wanted to capitalize on the Evangelical Christian vote.
“There’s nothing the politicians can do to you if you ban together, you have too much power. But the Christians don’t use their power.”
He claims that he has 42 percent of their vote, Dordt students aren’t buying it.
“I don’t know where he’s getting those numbers from,” said Dordt junior, Kevin Steiger, “honestly, he doesn’t appeal to many Dordt students.”
Protestors stood outside the chapel. For Hunter Weinert, he believes that Trump’s remarks are misguided and don’t represent Evangelical Christians appropriately.
“He proved to us he’s a disrespectful man, sadly,” said Weinert.
But for supporter, Roger Olson, Trump had his vote the minute he made his announcement to run.
“We’ve been putting up with this crap for all these years,” said Roger, “downgrading our country and too many social programs, illegals come first, so hey, let’s give the guy a chance.”
Trump is the 7th presidential candidate to visit Dordt College this political season.