The spiritual advisor to Mr. Trump, which may be the most asinine position ever created for the antichrist, is so far from god-fearing that she has fully embraced the role of grifter, as she begs poor people across the nation for money at their own expense.
Most television preachers at least show the slightest tinge of scruples when begging people for money they didn’t earn, but Paula White has reached a new low, even for fake Christians. White is now asking people that they don’t pay their bills in order to fund her life.
Can you believe the nerve of that woman?
A MotherJones report explains:
On a Friday morning in February, televangelist Paula White-Cain spent more than two hours preaching at the King Jesus church Supernatural Ministry School in Miami. With top billing on the event website as “Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser,” White stood in front of a stage with a light show befitting a Pink Floyd cover band. With a sanctuary that holds 7,000 people, one of the nation’s largest Latino churches was packed with “apostles” and “prophets” who’d come to be “activated in God’s supernatural power” and learn to expand their ministry.
Paula spewed her ridiculous rhetoric to convince people listening that they can rise up out of their trailer parks to become a phony presidential sidekick mocked worldwide.
During the ‘sermon,’ White claimed:
“They called me trailer trash, But our God’s in the recycling business.”
“God kept opening doors until eventually, 19 years ago, I get a phone call out of the blue, from this man named Donald Trump. He said, ‘You’re fantastic.’ He said, ‘You have the ‘it’ factor.’ I said, ‘Sir, we call that the anointing.’”
The spiel continued:
“I took on that assignment never knowing that one day that man that God told me to show him who He was would become the president of the United States of America.”
Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, says that White could be in huge trouble for endorsing a presidential candidate under her church’s tax-exempt status.
Wertheimer states that:
“If she is formally working on the White House staff and continuing to raise money and do other activities for her church, she creates the appearance of using her public position for personal gain. If the president believes in using public office for private gain, who is he or anyone in this administration to hold people accountable for doing it? When it comes to proper conduct by executive branch officials, the Trump presidency is a lawless one.”
According to the president of the nonprofit good-government group Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, this isn’t the first time this has happened under Trump. Weissman explains:
“If she were purely a businessperson like Carl Icahn, you can identify the financial conflicts of interest. If she were a person from a purely advocacy point of view, you could object to the ideology, but as an ethics matter, there would really be nothing wrong. For her, religion is a business, so you worry about how she’s trying to leverage the official White House position to advance her business interests and how her business interests might influence what she does in the White House.”
MotherJones explains that Weissman is comparing White’s deal with one “reminiscent of the arrangement that billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn had in 2017, when Trump appointed him as a presidential adviser on regulatory reform despite huge conflicts of interest from his oil business, which he continued to run during his brief stint in the White House. (Icahn was forced to leave the post because of the conflicts.) But White’s conflicts are even murkier.”
Now here’s where things get really low-down. White goes on to explain to he viewers how to prioritize their spending so that she comes first. The report explains:
White deftly offered the audience the secret of her success. “How did I get to the White House from the trailer?” she asked. The answer, of course, was by giving money to God by way of the church—and she’s not talking about tossing the weekly pin money in the offering plate. Securing Paula White, White House-caliber blessings would require students of the supernatural to give a “First Fruits” offering, one that is significant—the first week’s pay, say, or even the first month’s pay—to signify putting God first in everything. White claimed during the sermon that God once told her that in 2009, a particularly bad year, she needed to give her entire annual salary to God—$8 million.
She broke it all down for her congregants, making it simple: If they prioritize their paychecks for more earthly needs, like keeping the lights on, they were treating Florida Power and Light (FPL) like God himself. “Instead of writing [that check] to the house of God as I’m instructed to, then what I’m saying spiritually is, ‘FPL, I have now established a spiritual law that put you first. So, FPL, save my family, FPL, deliver my drug addicted son. FPL, kill this cancer that doctors say is in my body.’”
That is just despicable.