Richard Land, a prominent evangelical Christian leader, said he can pinpoint the moment that Donald Trump secured his election. It was in the third presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, and the question was about abortion.

"If you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby," Trump said.

That emotive, visceral answer, Land said, was probably enough to win over sceptical working-class Catholic voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, who at that moment found an