Thursday, January 18, 2024

Trouble in MAGA paradise? FRC's Tony Perkins not happy with 'God made Trump' video

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins (top photo) is not happy with a video made by Trump enthusiast Brenden Dilley which implied that Trump was chosen by God to lead America. 

I guess there is a line Trump can cross when it comes to some conservative evangelicals. In the clip below courtesy of People for the American Way, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins criticized Trump's decision to share a recent video which implied that he was chosen by God.

Tony doesn't like it. 

What will happen next? Probably nothing. Both parties will ignore it and life will go on as usual, thereby signifying yet again how conservative evangelicals are willing to sacrifice their supposed integrity for a taste of power. But on the off chance that Trump does talk about the video, my guess is that he will offer excuses such as saying his campaign didn't make it (even though he shared it). 

Now should that happen, I bet the makers of the video won't be happy.

 According to Deseret News

The video was created by Dilley Meme Team, a group of online content creators independent from the Trump campaign, though they work in close contact with it. The group — which calls itself Trump’s Online War Machine — has faced controversy for its vulgar and sexist content.

Dilley Meme Team is the brainchild of Brenden Dilley and he is an "interesting character."

 Last month, the New York Times profiled what it called the “troll army” that is attacking former President Trump’s enemies on social media as part of the campaign to get him elected to the White House in 2024. The leading figure behind this “army” is MAGA broadcaster and “life coach” Brenden Dilley, whose cultish devotion to Trump has gained him direct access not only to the Trump campaign, but to the candidate himself  . . .

. . . Right Wing Watch has been covering Dilley since 2018 and given that he has now established such close ties with Trump’s campaign, it is even more important to expose how overtly racist, unapologetically misogynistic, and gleefully amoral he is. The most important thing to know about Dilley is that he doesn’t “give a fuck about being factual” and will “make shit up” if doing so furthers Trump’s political agenda. Dilley openly admitted it in 2020:

 “I don’t give a fuck,” he continued. “My objective is to destroy Democrats, OK? To destroy liberals, liberalism as an idea, Democrats, and anything that opposes President Trump. That’s my goal. I’ve never made any bones about that.”

“You don’t have to fact check me because I don’t give a fuck,” Dilley added. “I fucking make up shit sometimes, from time to time. I don’t care. I don’t care. Democrats know it. Republicans know it. I don’t mind admitting it. I don’t give a shit … When I get a chance to shit on the left, I don’t mind making shit up. No, not at all.” 

As you can see in the above tweet, Dilley is already overjoyed that Trump shared his video.  Trump loves to lavish devotion. He calls it "loyalty." But what will happen if Dilley's excesses offend the senses of the evangelicals Trump needs to win the election.