As Donald Trump demonstrated in his first address to Congress, no matter how objectionable a president may be, he can bring an assembly of politicians to its feet and disarm critics simply by invoking the secular faith--Americanism--and eulogizing the latest military man to sacrifice his life for it. Trump has indeed shown he can fill the role expected of any president: supreme head of what retired Col. Andrew Bacevich calls the Church of America the Redeemer.
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