Proximity to power has always been attractive
No matter what you think of the spirited defense some of these pastors have put up for Trump, you cannot dismiss the point that they know what is in it for them to be close to power.
We may currently not know the fine details of the benefits of going to the White House and laying hands on the president. But for these pastors, the photos are worth more than they could pay for advertisements.
And then there are the campaign committees these pastors are asked to join. That is not money many will be in a hurry to overlook.