Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is expected to announce a religious advisory board this week, The Wall Street Journal
The board, which will reportedly consist of some 20 to 30 people, will be chosen from among the hundreds of religious leaders who are to meet Trump privately in New York on Tuesday.
While it is common for presidential campaigns to have such board that advise them on various issues which arise during a campaign, Trump has for the most part avoided naming such committees. However, he did put together a group of foreign-policy experts, led by Sen. Jeff Sessions, in March.
Trump's latest advisory board is apparently an attempt to increase support among the Christian Right. Salon
points out that the real estate mogul's backing among evangelicals turned out to be one of the surprises of the Republican primaries, as it severely cut into Sen.
Ted Cruz's expected dominance of the group and helped Trump to do well.
The most surprising aspect of the current split in the evangelicals was the choice of so many who call themselves conservative Christians to vote for someone who is neither pious nor all that religiously knowledgeable.
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