Donald Trump: A "Baby Christian"?

Fabricating Authenticity - Jason W.M. Ellsworth

Leslie Dorrough Smith [+-]
Avila University
Leslie Dorrough Smith is Professor of Religious Studies at Avila University and a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies faculty.


In this chapter, Smith draws on 2016 rhetoric describing Donald Trump as a “baby Christian” to explore how this label functions not as a theological designation but instead as a logo or brand used to market Trump as a Christian to “values voters” while also accounting for his shortcomings. Smith argues that the vague symbolism of these logos is what makes them so effective for wide and diverse audiences.

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Dorrough Smith, Leslie . Donald Trump: A "Baby Christian"?. Fabricating Authenticity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Aug 2024. ISBN 9781800501454. Date accessed: 19 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40266. Aug 2024

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