Race, Religion and Gender: Conservative Christians and the Politics of the American Identity


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This thesis asserts that the source of Donald Trump’s White Christian American support has nothing to do with his personal faith, but his promises to return the U.S. to a time when White Christian America, and White Christian males did dominate. The election of Donald Trump is the latest wave of conservatism within the United States, and it is being characterized around the discussion of who gets to be American. Trump’s use of nativist, Islamophobic, racist, and sexist rhetoric mobilizes the white Christian conservatives who want to return to a time where their racial, religious, and gender supremacy was unchallenged.