My Thoughts on Donald Trump
After watching the GOP debate last night, I have a million thoughts I could share about Donald Trump. This post is not my endorsement of the Don. I actually like all of the other GOP candidates, each for a different reason. These are just a few thoughts on what Trump has done to shake things up in the election process.
If you need your presidential candidate to be the most politically conservative one running, Trump is not your man. But Ted Cruz might be. Cruz probably has more integrity in his little finger than the rest of the candidates have, collectively. That’s why the GOP leaders hate him. He doesn’t play ball. He stands behind his beliefs and convictions and won’t side with anyone if the issue is one he can’t in good conscience vote for. And he’s not afraid to call leaders out on their shady back-room deals. I love his integrity, but he has the same problem our current president has: He’s so far from center on his views, who is going to work with him?
If you need your president to be a born-again-bible-believing-man-of-god, Trump is not your man. You might vote for Huckabee or one of the other guys who is willing to tell you it’s all about Jesus. I admire these guys. But I’m pretty sure every president we’ve ever had has claimed to be a Christian. Oddly enough, Trump is the only one talking about putting an end to the Christians getting their heads chopped off by Isis. Why aren’t the men of God weighing in on this issue?
If you need your president to be a strict constitutionalist—a man who will defend our civil liberties, Trump is not your man. Get behind Rand Paul. I love this about Rand. He is pound-for-pound the most ardent defender of the constitution and the bill of rights. Trump, not so much. But like Cruz—Rand is so far from center, who is going to work with him?
If you need your presidential candidate to have led a successful political career—you might consider Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Scott Walker. The GOP has put forward the strongest field of candidates I’ve ever seen. Too bad the majority of voters (right now) prefer someone with no experience in political office. What message does that send to Washington?
If you want your president to be a nice guy, who is smart, polite, and has a good sense of humor, you probably need to support Ben Carson. I love Ben. Who doesn’t? He could do brain surgery on me any day of the week. But is he really electable?
If you need your presidential candidate to have a long track record of being a conservative, Trump is the last person you’re likely to support. It’s only been as he’s grown older and run into some life-changing events that he’s come around to embracing conservative values, and he’s still not as conservative as the rest of the pack.
But if you’re one of those people who is fed up with politics as usual in Washington; and if you’re concerned that none of the political experts we’ve elected so far have been able to reverse the trend of increasing debt; (despite their promises) and if you think we need someone who will tell it like it is, instead of someone who tells people what they want to hear to get their support; and if you think we need a president who is a born leader—a man who is bigger than life—Trump just might be your man.
Some folks worry about the fact that Trump has no experience in elected office. I’m not convinced that political experience is a great advantage to a president. Washington DC is full of experienced politicians who would ruin the country if given a chance to sit in the oval office. The office of the president wasn’t designed to be a place of honor for professional politicians. After our nation was formed, the early presidents were farmers and craftsmen. Congress only met a couple of times a year. Somehow, we’ve lost sight of the fact that this country was not intended to be run by professional politicians, but ordinary people who worked average jobs and served occasionally in Washington, as needed.
Ronald Reagan was a great president not because he was Governor of California first, but because he was a born leader whom people trusted. He had a clear vision of what needed to be done and he made sweeping changes that got people back to work. He did that by recruiting people to back his policies—people from both sides of the political aisle. He turned things around pretty quickly and that is exactly the kind of leader we need right now. Trump isn’t a political leader, but he is definitely a leader. His employees generally love and trust him.
Trump may prove to be only another distraction. When the 2016 election comes, the Don and his antics may only be a fleeting memory. But he may very well end up getting the GOP nomination. In poll after poll, he’s pulling away from the rest of the pack. And it’s pretty clear right now that whoever gets the GOP nomination is going to be the next president. There is one thing that is clear about Trump: He has the professional politicians and political pundits absolutely stumped about their next move. With every attack by the media or other candidates against Trump, his popularity only increases. It’s not supposed to work that way, but this is an unusual election.
I believe the American people are sending a message, but it seems the candidates and the media aren’t listening. Here’s what I believe Americans are actually saying by their support of Trump:
“We’re glad someone is finally talking openly and honestly about the issues we care about, without worrying about how their statements will impact support from minorities, women, the elderly, and other voter groups.”
Politicians have for years believed they can’t talk transparently about sensitive issues without risking the loss of support from certain voters. So they avoid talking about those issues in order to keep voter support. That’s why none of the candidates want to talk in detail about immigration reform. Because they’re too worried about losing support from minorities. But Trump made it one of his centerpieces and the American people responded.
Trump has done the politically unthinkable. He’s actually talking about the issues people care about, with blatant disregard to whether he’ll lose the support of voters. Ironically, with each politically incorrect statement he’s made, he’s only gained more support. Trump is saying what a lot of people want our political leaders to say. My wife said, “I only wish one of the other candidates would have the guts to say what Trump is saying.”
The message here, is not actually that there’s a groundswell of support for Trump himself, but rather, that people are willing to hear politicians talk openly and transparently about important issues without measured words intended only to maintain the support of certain voter groups. So much so, that they’ll even support someone perceived to be an obnoxious, controlling, politically incorrect billionaire—if he’s the only one willing to tell it like it is.
The people are speaking. Hey Washington, are you listening?
By the way…I’m not pinning my hopes for our future on the people we elect. Believers who learn how to rule and reign as mature sons of God probably have a greater ability to determine our future than any elected official. But Trump is here—for a while at least—and the nation is going to have to decide what to do about him.
Note: Many people wonder if Trump has a plan to make America great again. He does. His plan is detailed in his book Time to Get Tough.
“Believers who learn how to rule and reign as mature sons of God probably have a greater ability to determine our future than any elected official.” …That is the key, learning how to and then doing that is where we are at. Not many people speak on this subject. This might be a great subject to dig into more!
Your prose has painted a portrait shading Vision and Values to the edges of the frame.
Your brush dipped with a minimum of color and at the margins of the frame. Fifteen men of principled stature (and the only GOP woman running for the nomination of the RNC as POTUS) who have much to offer independents, some conservative Democrats and moderate to conservative Republicans you left in dark blotches.
Your shadowed straw men painting contrasts to a red blubbering blob you centered.
It is a false picture with strokes of imagined colors of a field marshal personality.
Trump represents divide-to-conquer strategy that Barack Hussein Obama used and still uses. Trump is a bully, who like Obama, vilifies those who expose his flaws and failings to the light of Truth. Yet you exalt his blandishments because his billions crush critics. Even the chairman of the RNC weighs in with wimpy remarks because the party leadership fears this rogue come-lately to the Republican Party. Trumps’ lack of loyalty is Independent venom that assures a Democrat president sworn into office January 20, 2017. Trumps independence is both rebellious and dishonoring to Republican values, which he claims falsely. The clerical papers he had to file and sign to run as a Republican for the nomination of POTUS he affirmed falsely.
If men and a woman must be bombastic to capture the deserved discernment of Believers to win election representing righteousness, I suspect GOD’s judgment on the United States of America has already heard the bang of the gavel.
Rabbi Eukel of Synagogue Nahar Zerach, until a few years ago was a 40-year political campaign consultant at every level of office. He hosted five years the popular Ramble & Rumble with Rabbi, Vision & Values In Our Communities Internet talk-radio broadcast.
With all due respect to your office Rabbi, I think if you would grab your phylactery and extend it about 8-10 inches away from your head and just let it go, perhaps several dozen times, then the light would come on about what is needed in this country NOW with the current crop of individuals who are presenting themselves to us.
Hmm – My friend, your shades are so dark, I am not sure why you would visit a gallery. I have honoured every Jew I have ever met .. and then I met you. Such a shame you broke the line …. Shallom to you and your Shades, Great news, when the Next Eclipse shows up … you come equipped already !
As fully fledged mandated sons, we know no matter who is president, JESUS CHRIST is KING! Donald Trump is a C.E.O. CHRISTian – CHRISTmas, Easter & other. He is exposing darkness with a TRUMPet, though he has an unpolished heart and he is not a politician filled full of malarkey. I saw him in THE SPIRIT as a unexpected raven feeding the Elijah’s hidden in the cave by Brook Cherith. We need a strong leader and I think he can lead us to more prosperous days – in our land of mild & honey. Time will tell…
Hallelujah! Definitely the trumpet! The very earth is quaking in expectation, awaiting the manifestation of The Sons of God.
In the moment, in the twinkling of an eye, “The Trump” of God shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise. I’m seeing it—seeing it all over!
A few years ago I heard a prophetess say that God told her Obama was not His choice, but his ‘people’ had let Him down. God gave us authority and put us in control of the earth. The democrats nor Obama are not responsible for what has happened to our country. We are! We did not take our authority and pray, claim and decree the Word or the prophecies which have been given. Example: I prayed for some who were dying decreeing God’s Word, Ps. 118:17 several they did not die or came back from the dead, and a friend of mine has prayed many back from dying or from the dead, and God had to tell me not to pray one person back because he was ready to go, and He has also told my friend not to pray some back. That’s proof we are in charge. God can’t do it unless we say it (Ps. 103:20) Prophecies have been given about our next administration (one is Kim Clement’s July 25, 2015 prophecy), but God’s preference still won’t come to pass unless we pray it in. Daniel read in the scrolls (Jer. 25) that God had promised His people would return to their land in 70 years. When Daniel read it, he began to fast and pray the prophecy in. (Daniel 9). Please ask all the Church to pray and fast that God’s choice will win this time in the Presidential and the other leaders in our country. And don’t vote until God has shown who to vote for. Jesus said, “I speak what I hear My Father speak, and I do what My Father does.” We must do the same as Jesus did.
Amen brother!!!!’ MY GOD, my God.. I’ve been saying this for years and I’ve been labeled insane and out of touch, even depressed–lol.
That is, that God will not and cannot do it for us. It’s our world….our earth. It’s our authority. He cannot!
Working in the symbiotic relationship
Interesting Praying Medic, thanks for so openly and honestly sharing your views. Though Trump is always open and transparent with his views, his views for America do not include all people, such as myself, a woman of color. Just because a person may be in the minority, you should not be made to feel that you are. His statements regarding Mexico reflect this. What I find disturbing about Trump is his lack of inclusiveness of ALL people which only contributes to the divisiveness we are currently seeing in our Country with incidents like the shooting in Charleston and police brutal of African Americans. Jesus was a revolutionary that was concerned about everyone, not just the Jews which is why He sent Peter to preach the Good News to the Gentiles. Leader are humble, respectful and ultimately understand you are a servant of the people you lead and unfortunately Trump doesn’t display any of these characteristics. Leading is not about self serving but lending yourself to serving others. Jesus was our ultimate Leadership Guide as displayed when He willingly washed the feet of His disciples. Every candidate, no matter the political affiliation, should be held against the ultimate and only standard that has already been established, the one set by Jesus.
I would very humbly ask you to please listen to at least one full speech or full interview on YouTube with Donald Trump. He actually did a number speeches with one of his new good friends, a man of color, Jamiel Shaw whose son was shot dead in the street on his walk home from the mall by an illegal alien.
A couple of tho’ts re the comments:
Mr. Trump has been a Law Abider. If there are facts brought to light to the contrary, I suspect it will have to do with interpretation by legal professionals; he hires those people on purpose.
As such, you will find him hiring so-called minorities in not only legal numbers but likely greater number than anyone in congress/administration. There is no “lack of inclusiveness” in his campaign or in his business dealings. His comments on Mexico had to do with legalities, not affirmative action. If he gets a congress that will work with him, he may be able to do more for decades of democrat run slums than their overseers ever considered.
As for business people being only selfish and self centered (as opposed to Jesus), let me first point to his personal self-sacrifice in running. He’s sacrifice financially is significant, especially if he wins. His sacrifice personally is not one most people have the self-confidence to make given all the ugliness being unloaded on him from every angle….and the research being done to increase it. I’ve not read of him suing on person (yet) for the slander launched towards him.
Those who believe a profit motive is sinful and lacks opportunity for Christianity have never been called to run a business. Daily one gives mercy, depends on God gifts (and giving God credit) for decisions, and defends those who require opportunity. I know (yes, sheltered) of no successful business person who does not practice generous mercy towards employees.
It is we, the believers, those called by the Name of the Almighty Eternal One, in the USA who are responsible. This nation has been uniquely gifted with the opportunity for every citizen to have power. Voters are responsible; yes, the so-called leaders we put forth will be called to account but we voters are The Biblical Authority in the USA. We who have been called to be salt (preserving a moral culture) and light (shining it into dark corners to rid society of wickedness).
We have failed to believe our prayers are effective…or we’d be known as people of prayer. We are to pray for leaders (voters and their minions) so that we can live in peace–written by those under the cruel thumb of Rome. The Eternal said HE has a good plan for a good future….and that was while His people were going into foreign slavery/captivity.
Who/What do you believe? How can those observing tell?
When we live in peace because we pray for leaders (voters and their minions), the Kingdom of Heaven increases. Of course, since HE does hear us and there are yet 10 blood-bought believers who understand His calling, we will see His kingdom increase no matter which bureaucrat asks you to carry someone else’s cross.
Thanks I loved this! In 2011 while Christmas shopping at Barnes & Nobles , I had just walked in and my eyes fell on his book “TIME TO GET TOUGH” “MAKING AMERICA #1AGAIN” Immediately I felt the presence of the Lord and He told me to buy this book. I really didn’t understand why until now. I loved the book and Whether he is to be president or not I do not know. But what I do know is God is using him as a voice to shake up and awake even the Republicans. I believe all should read his book if they really want to know and understand the Donald and what he stands for. I believe you will see God in the works.
I’d love to see a combo of Carson/Trump, in either order. I was also impressed with Rubio, who you didn’t mention. I wonder why.
I like Marco, too.
Praying Medic, I am so happy to see this post of yours!!!
I feel very strongly in my spirit that Donald Trump is the person God has chosen to be our next President.
Now, that does not mean he will make it. Believers need to do their part by binding up the eternally defeated ones with our Authority in Jesus’ Name and Power of the Holy Spirit…..
so they don’t thwart God’s intended purpose here and loosing angels on behalf of the person God has called to be President for his protection and for God’s will to be done, et cetera …. Declarations of faith, praying in tongues, releasing the convicting power of the Holy Spirit on the media…..
And after having listened to almost every speech and interview of Donald Trump on YouTube since he announced his candidacy I would like to take this opportunity to share some things about him:
1. He said he is a Christian and he goes to church every Sunday. He goes to a Presbyterian church in Queens, New York. He thinks it’s very important to do so and to spend time praying. He raised his children by emphasizing prayer and going to church and made sure he had family time, every day with his kids at supper. He also told them from a very young age, like age two, no drugs, no alcohol, no smoking. He said they didn’t even know what he was talking about until later but they had it drummed into them….. And none of his kids have ever been involved in any of that.
2. Trump himself has never drank alcohol except he said the little sip of wine he gets when he partakes in Communion, which he emphasized how important that was for him to regularly take Communion.
(just a side note, I read back when he was married to Ivana in the early 80’s even then that he was a very faithful churchgoer.)
3. Trump is Pro Life. He changed his stance on that because he saw a couple he knew who had contemplated very seriously getting an abortion and then at the last minute decided against it and now this child has turned out to be such an exemplary young person, that Trump saw that abortion is not right.
4. Trump is Pro Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
5. He is very good friends with Sarah Palin and we all should know she is a strong believer in Jesus.
6. He said No. 1 he would defund and repeal Obamacare…
and REPLACE it with a free market private enterprise system that would bring the costs of healthcare down dramatically and he said he has a big heart and he knows some conservatives may not like this, but he says we have to help the poor. Everybody deserves healthcare, so he would be doing something about that too.
7. and then he would undo a lot of all the economic driven things concerning all the unfair to America trade deals that have been done, ie. NAFTA under Bill Clinton
8. He believes in a STRONG military. But he also believes in strong negotiating from positions of strength to get what is best for America FIRST.
9. He will undo the Iran trade deal Obama and Kerry just put together. And he mentions the one of the four American prisoners they have, a Christian pastor. And he says he and the other three will all be coming home VERY SOON after he’s in office.
10. He will stop Common Core.
11. He will NOT raise the age of Social Security retirement. All the other Republican candidates want to do that.
I urge everyone to please watch at least one interview or speech of Donald Trump on YouTube and do not listen to what others say ABOUT him. Listen to what he has to say for yourself.
Anyone who calls someone who’s amassed $10 billion in wealth stupid or a clown, well, all I can say is that person needs to get saved and get the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with tongues , delivered from demons, and get deeply into God’s Word so their minds can start thinking clearly. 🙂
Lots of love you Brothers and Sisters in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
Patty, I want to thank you for dropping by. That was some very helpful information. I didn’t know about Trump’s religious background. Thanks for filling in the blanks.
Here are what i heard DT say since he been running for PRESIDENT!
1. DT said ” In all my life, I have NEVER had to ask GOD for FORGIVENESS!!!!
2. AT one of his RALLIES, DT said to his audience ” THATS MY,,MY,,MY AFICAN AMERICAN, Look at him”!
THIS IS SLAVE OWNER MENTALITY!
3. THERE are NO, NO, NO PEOPLE OF COLOR in his CAMPAIGN!
NOW, THESE ARE FACTS, LOOK THEM UP!
DONALD TRUMP IS A REAL, REAL RACIST! HIS FATHER was A RICH KLANSMAN, HIS BUTLER is A RACIST!! THESE ARE FACTS!!
Anonymous (wow what a name you chose),. You know the principle that what you do in darkness will be exposed by the light. Hillary’s and Bill’s dark deeds are coming to light and more to come. Jesus is making sure of it, so HIS MAN for President, Donald J. Trump WILL WIN. There is no doubt. God is GOING TO MAKE TRUMP PRESIDENT.
God said He’s taking America BACK. That America is HIS NATION and He has had enough and has anointed and appointed Donald Trump to be President of the United States of America since before he was born.
You have no facts. You have your false interpretations of 2 things Mr. Trump said on merely one occasion for each, which you and the media twist in their liberal anti-God mentality to have an intention in it that is not there.
If you’re a Christian why are you having the same mindset as the anti-Jesus, anti-God , pro sin Liberal Socialist Communist Globalists owned and controlled Media?
May I remind you God looks on the heart of a man. God has chosen Donald Trump. Get in line with God our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit or They say keep your lips closed. Anyone talking against God’s anointed is coming against God ALL MIGHTY Himself. Not a good position to be in.
No hard feelings, just saying God’s anointing is ALL OVER AND ON Donald Trump and if you are a Believer and cannot see that, well ……. I have nothing to say to you other than Love in Jesus, our Merciful and Loving Savior and Lord!!
Oh, and one more thing I would like to add about Trump which I would think everyone would know already is he is not taking money from any of the big donors, lobbyists, special interest groups. He is paying for his own campaign with his own money.
now my comments: so that’s why the established Republicans don’t like him because they can’t control him. This is someone who God can use mightily since Trump is beholden to no one but Him.
My favorite ticket would be Trump/Cruz or Trump/Carson.
Trump is running plain and simple so Clinton will have a divided rebuplican house to defeat…none of the above is my vote.
I am not from USA, and not so much familiar with USA politics, but I would like to comment on so called prophesies whenever it Comes to election time. My Country has suffered so many Problems based on These, we have been voting People in and ended up being dissapointed all the time as during election time we Keep Hearing from Ministers of God that God told me or showed me so and so is my choice and next president, well probably God’s choice for punishemnt because I nothing good is coming out of them rather it gets worse and worse. Some campainers will start attanding church services especially churches with TV broadcasts. If somebody says the bible is the best or whatever it is, should not be a measuring rod, we need guidance of the Holy Spirit in these matters. I pit the politicians who have to make big decisions without Spirit leadership, it always backfires.
The Prophet above said ‘he will be his trumpet Prior to 2016 election’, so what I understand here is that he may not necessarily be the next president rather a trumpet blower and let the People see the realy Picture of the so called politicians and the future of America.
In view of that there is another prophecy about USA by a man of God in Austalia, who said the next USA president will be a Democrat, and so many dooms about USA better read for yourself and judge, from the results of the coming USA election we will judge who is speaking the truth.
Great article and so well articulated and balanced. But Trump is the only one with guts to say it out. The public appreciates the willingness to stand there unafraid of the media and the critics. He will therefore win because the guts and the spirit are right there.