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Biden: Christians Made a “Faustian Bargain” with Trump

During an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Joe Biden argued that Christians made a “Faustian bargain” with Trump in their support for his candidacy. “I think the bargain is as long as you say you’re going to take on the LGBTQ community, as long as you say you’re going to end abortion in any circumstances, as long as you say those things, we will overlook your personal conduct. We will overlook the things you say.” The problem for Biden is that’s a misapplication of the term “Faustian.” In Goethe’s iconic work, Faust gets double-crossed by the Devil and ultimately loses everything in the end. Trump and his Christian base, however, appear to be winning quite a bit despite the Left’s insurgency.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed on Thursday that Christians have made a “Faustian bargain,” with President Donald Trump.

Biden made the claim during an interview with the Indianapolis Star wherein he was asked why Christians, including Vice President Mike Pence, had embraced Trump so thoroughly. Biden responded that Christians had made a Faustian bargain — a term used to describe someone selling their soul — with Trump in exchange for him supporting their socially conservative positions.

“Look, I think they made a Faustian bargain,” the former vice president said. “And I think the bargain is, as long as you say you’re going to take on the LGBTQ community, as long as you say you’re going to end abortion in any circumstances, as long as you say those things, we will overlook your personal conduct, we will overlook the things you say.”

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