The principal reason that the huge authoritarian machine that is American white conservative evangelical Christianity had avoided going hard racist prior to Trump was because it has a minor sub-project, evangelizing all the non-whites of the Earth... @C_Stroop
...and overt racism detracted from that effort. The machine was, of course, functionally racist but it served as handy PR cover for National Prayer Breakfast elect like Rick Warren to befriend African despots with dark skin and even appear with them onstage...
...that also coincided with the underlying US geopolitical agenda, which for decades has involved promotion of US corporate penetration of new markets with conservative (Protestant) missionaries serving as the advance guard & as an unofficial information gathering wing...
...vacuuming up detailed on the ground intel & ethnographic data useful for the Pentagon & the CIA. In exchange, the evangelicals get USAID $, which they use in part to indoctrinate the populations of entire nations, with an ideology that...
...intertwines far right Christianity with radical laissez-faire capitalism.
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