'Concerned' Evangelicals to Confront Trump Over Stormy Daniels Allegations: Report

A group of evangelical leaders is reportedly planning to confront President Donald Trump about the payouts his attorney made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

NPR reports that some evangelical leaders have scheduled a June meeting with Trump to talk about a variety of topics — and they’re likely to broach the subject of Trump’s multiple extramarital affairs.

“There’s things that are like fingernails on the chalkboard to people of faith,” one source told NPR about Trump’s alleged fling with Stormy Daniels. “That’s not who we are; that’s not a ‘fruit of the spirit’; that’s not leading with humility.”

Another leader of a religious organization told NPR some evangelicals are “very concerned” and warned that the president's behavior could dampen evangelical voter enthusiasm for the 2018 midterm elections.

“If these folks don’t turn out in record numbers in 2018, it’s gonna be a long night for Republicans,” Christian activist Ralph Reed told NPR.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.