"As Trump’s approval ratings among other demographics continue to slide, and an array of scandals close in on him, evangelicals could very well turn out to be one of the keys to Trump’s ability to survive. Trump will continue to depend on their support, even as he faces widespread ignominy over his response to the white-supremacist mayhem in Charlottesville last weekend..."
"...During previous times of trouble, such as the news about the meeting with the Russian lawyer, evangelicals flocked to Trump’s side. In a meeting in the Oval Office, two days after that story broke, a group of evangelical leaders prayed for Trump and laid hands on him. Three days later, Trump gave an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson to return the favor. “I’m so proud of everything you’re doing,” Robertson said to open the interview. “The evangelicals were so great to me,” Trump told Robertson. “They came out in massive numbers.” Robertson defended Trump, dismissing the “visceral hatred” the president supposedly receives from “the Left....”
Why Trump’s Charlottesville response won’t hurt him with a key chunk of his base - The Washington Post