Dietrich Bonhoeffer biographer and Trump supporter Eric Metaxas goes fact free today. To wit:
FUN FACT: Conservatives voting for Gary Johnson are actually voting for Hillary Clinton.
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) September 15, 2016
In fact, a vote for Johnson is a vote for Johnson. Furthermore, according to Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com, Trump benefits when Johnson is thrown into polling preferences.
Overall, including third-party candidates takes about 1 percentage point away from Clinton’s margin, on average.
Even Trump’s megaphone Breitbart News headlined in June: Polls: Libertarian Gary Johnson Will Likely Hurt Hillary Clinton More Than Donald Trump
Metaxas didn’t get much support for his #funfact.
@ericmetaxas and "conservatives" voting for Trump are truly invalidating the meaning of the word.
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) September 15, 2016
@ericmetaxas no they are actually voting for Gary Johnson. Because they voted for Gary Johnson.
— Stephen Collins (@smcollins01) September 15, 2016
@ericmetaxas …and conservatives voting for Trump are actually voting for Putin. #funfact
— Antti Mustakallio (@AMustakallio) September 15, 2016
@ericmetaxas fun fact: you dont understand how facts work
— John Castelli (@John_Castelli) September 15, 2016
@ericmetaxas Come on, friend. If Trump can't cinch the deal on his own, he needed a better pitch.
— Joel J. Miller (@joeljmiller) September 15, 2016
@ericmetaxas I regret reading your book.
— Andy (@Patchface89) September 15, 2016
#funopinion – Evangelicals like Metaxas, David Barton, James Jeremiah, and Franklin Graham are being played. Trump still cozying up to Putin after Putin’s Russia imposed restrictions on religious liberty. Why aren’t evangelicals going ballistic over it? Instead of looking the other way or placating Trump, evangelical leaders should be denouncing Putin’s moves and should denounce Trump for his silence.