Among the many rumors flying around Michael Cohen's lengthy interviews/interrogations with Robert Mueller and his team is the possibility that Trump has paid multiple women to have abortions:
What, indeed, would Trump's fanatically loyal Evangelical base think of their God-anointed savior having paid up to 8 women to have abortions? And I'm not being overly facetious when I say "God anointed." The cult around Trump has gotten to the point where they really do think he's been sent by God. There's an entire (terrible) movie about it called, I kid you not, "The Trump Prophecy."
There are a few people that think that this will, finally, be a bridge too far for the religious right.
But most everyone else has a much clearer view of American Evangelicals. They will not care in the slightest. How do we know? Because Evangelicals are the single most hypocritical and morally bankrupt voters in the country.
Have you seen these people? After decades, literal decades, of being the loudest moral scolds imaginable and castigating Democrats for not being as morally upstanding as they are, Evangelicals rushed to place the most morally bankrupt person imaginable on a pedestal.
In the 1990s, Evangelicals lost their minds when Bill Clinton had an affair. Now they swoon at the sight of a man on his third wife who has bragged about how many affairs he's had. When the story broke that Trump had paid a porn star off to stay quiet about having sex with him while his third wife was at home recuperating from having Trump's baby, Evangelicals couldn't have cared less.
When Roy Moore was credibly accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, not only did the religious right, guardians of America morality and protector of little girls from Transgender people, not care, they started to defend Moore's behavior as "biblical."
“Take the Bible — Zachariah and Elizabeth, for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler says, choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”
“There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”
And, more recently, as the Trump regime tore families apart at the border for the explicit purpose of torturing children and punishing their refugee parents, Evangelicals were all aboard the Trump Train. Why? You know why:
For many conservative Christians, the brutal headlines of children torn from hysterical parents are weighed against other concerns, chief among them what social conservatives call religious liberty regarding issues of marriage and abortion.
"Religious liberty" meaning "the right to be a bigot against gays without consequence" and "the right to punish women for being whores." Because let's be honest here, that's what it always comes down to for the religious right: Bigotry and misogyny.
The arguments they use against marriage equality are more or less the same as the arguments used against mixed marriages back in the 1960s. If you're just shifting the target of the hate, that says more about you than it does about the people you're abusing.
As for the misogyny of the pro-"life" movement? I'll take their weeping for the unborn seriously when they put the same amount of energy into caring for them after they're born if the parents are not rich and white. Until then, they've made it abundantly clear that the only thing they care about is using pregnancy as a punishment. That's why they've been talking about banning birth control pills and contraceptives in general; a goal they've had for over 40 years.
So, no. If and when the truth of Trump's alleged multiple abortions comes out, Evangelicals will not turn on him. His popularity among white Republican voters will not diminish in the slightest and will probably only grow stronger as they perceive their glorious savior as being under attack by the forces of evil. In the end, the only thing that will happen is that American Evangelicals will continue to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that they are not Christians in any meaningful sense of the word.