That's actually news to me; I was not aware that there was any vision competing with the latter assumption, that it would be designed to function essentially as a half-billion dollar handjob of the Worst Preznit Ever. It would take about that much to render his pony stable remotely palatable.
Forget supporting; if there is any serious non-hack academic research that just doesn't flat-out condemn these guys, I'd be astonished. There literally isn't anyone left besides Richard Cougar Melloncamp Scaife's bevy of cabana boys, and the closet-case evangelicals who want to snort crank off their tumescent cocks. That may qualify as "academic" the way Bob Jones University is a "university", but among reasonable folk, not so much.
But hey. If a bunch of Junior's mendicant donors and glad-handing douchebags want to drop that kind of coin into a low-attendance outhouse for the hard of thinkin', let 'em.