David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby — a conservative-owned business — has finally broken his silence on Trump since the primaries, where the candidate he backed, Marco Rubio, was swiftly beaten by The Donald.
In an editorial published in USA Today, Green, a conservative voice with a LOT of reach, wrote the following:
Make no mistake, the vacancy left by Justice Scalia and the subsequent appointment to fill his seat makes this presidential election one of the most significant in modern times. During a 2015 speech at the Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton declared that religious beliefs have to be changed.
What I fear she really means is that the beliefs of people of faith across our nation will be discounted, and those people will be forced to violate their conscience under her presidency — a philosophy that would be carried out by anyone she nominates for the Supreme Court.
Clinton has made no secret she believes government interests supersede the protection of religious liberty.
In contrast, Donald Trump has been steadfast in expressing his commitment to uphold the Constitution, and his list of possible Supreme Court nominees inspires confidence that there is hope in my future — and in my grandchildren’s future — for a country that will value those most fundamental rights.
Green leads the pack as far as influencing social conservatives — a group that Trump has had a hard time convincing. So with Green’s new support this is a HUGE win for Trump as he faces off against the Devil, otherwise known as Hillary Clinton.
A massive 53% of Republicans consider themselves “social conservatives.” So, way to go, Mr. Trump!