A Self-Proclaimed GOP 'Bad Guy' Says He's Trying to Turn Christians Against Trump - 2020-09-04
A veteran political operative who pioneered an extremely shady electioneering tactic on behalf of some of the nation's most prominent Republicans is on a new mission—to use that tactic to defeat a Republican president.
Steve Goldberg says he's founded a new super PAC, Express Yourself, that is calling voters in key swing states to ask whether they believe "Jesus Christ would approve or disapprove of the nicknames Donald Trump gives to people that are mean [and] hurtful." The calls also attempt to frame a potential Trump victory as a loss for Republicans; if Trump prevails, they claim, Democrats will retake the U.S. Senate and sweep a radical into the White House in 2024.
Goldberg claims the effort is all about chipping away at Trump's base of Republican support. "My agenda is to blow up Donald Trump. I don't give a shit about Joe Biden," he told The Daily Beast in an interview on Thursday. (Goldberg's phone scripts, on the other hand, tell voters to "trust your faith in Jesus and your own integrity and vote for Joe Biden.")