Washington: A group of prominent Christians from both sides of the aisle, including a past faith adviser to former President Obama, is forming a political action committee designed to chip away at Christian support for President Trump in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign.
Dubbed ‘Not Our Faith’, the new super PAC plans to roll out six-figure TV and digital ads focused on Christian voters – particularly the evangelical and Catholic voters who helped power Trump to victory in 2016. Its first digital ad, set to run in Michigan and Pennsylvania, takes sharp aim at Trump’s claim to a foothold with Christians.
The ad, reports AP, says Trump “has used Christianity for his own purposes,” invoking imagery of the Republican president’s photo op outside a historic Washington church amid this summer’s racial justice demonstrations.
Urging Christians to break from Trump, the ad states that they “don’t need Trump to save them. The truth is that Trump needs Christians to save his flailing campaign.”
Among the PAC’s advisory council members are Michael Wear, a former faith adviser in Obama’s administration, and Autumn Vandehei, a former aide to onetime Republican Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas.