Trump’s Faithful Televangelists (Extra Scene from ‘Trump Carolina’)

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Evangelical Christians helped propel Donald Trump to victory in the South Carolina GOP primary last Saturday. Trump came in with 34 percent of the evangelical vote, beating both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who often cite their Christian backgrounds on the campaign trail.

Though Trump’s strong evangelical support in South Carolina came as a surprise to many political observers, VICE News found Trump gaining ground with these voters as we traveled across South Carolina’s conservative Upstate region.

Mike Murdock, a prominent Texas televangelist, surprised a crowd of thousands when he announced his support for Trump at a rally in Greenville. At the same rally, South Carolina pastor and televangelist Mark Burns opened the event with a prayer and told us why Trump was the best choice for the evangelical community.

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