Laura R. Olson

Laura R. Olson is professor of political science at Clemson University.

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Public opinion polls have consistently shown that white Christians comprise the core of Trump’s base, although there are recent signs of a dip even among this key group. (Photo: CC) Views
Friday, June 05, 2020
Trump’s Use of Religion Follows Playbook of Authoritarian-leaning Leaders the World Over
It was a striking moment: Donald Trump, Bible in hand , posing for photos in an apparent moment of political theater made possible by the dispersal of protesters through the use of tear gas. The president’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as “ the Church of the Presidents ,” came...
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