You won’t stop Trump by lying about him
By Mario Murillo
The game has changed. Once upon a time, all the ENRAGED LEFT had to do was lie about someone to get rid of them. Trump changed that. Lying just doesn’t work the way it used to. In fact—something odd is happening—lying about Trump only makes him stronger.
Dragging out Harry Belafonte from the waxworks of the 1960’s to sing Trump away won’t work. Hillary’s diatribes won’t work. Even conservatives railing against Trump will fail. Today, the Weekly Standard—that Conservative Bulwark—has uncorked an article that is touted as the death knell of Trump. Okay, read my lips—it won’t work. My guess is the current barrage will add maybe 5 points to his poll numbers.
I write you this as a spirit-filled evangelist. I am not endorsing Trump. Anyone who accuses me of endorsing him is doing out of their hatred of Trump and not because they read this all the way through. There is a very strong Republican field and anyone of them is infinitely better than Clinton. (I really like Ted Cruz.)
The entire reason for this article is about why lying has finally stopped working—more on that later. For now let us clear the air on Trump. He maybe a lot of things…but he is not these things:
Racist? If you ask yourself some simple questions you will see why I believe Trump is not racist. How many beheadings, terrorist bombings, and wholesale murder of gays have you read about from Hinduism, Buddhism, or any other world religion besides Islam? Is it a coincidence that rape has exploded in Germany and Sweden since their mass migration of Muslim refugees? Was the ISIS inspired terrorism in San Bernardino not worthy of a fresh look at how we bring Muslim immigrants here?
Trump never called for a permanent ban on Muslims he asked for a halt until our government could do a better job than Germany, France and Sweden did to guarantee the safety of Americans. If you think that is racist… seek help.
Sexist? Listen to his daughter Ivanka: “He is highly gender-neutral and doesn’t discriminate when it comes to doling out unflattering comments to men and women alike. If he doesn’t like someone, he’ll articulate that, and I think it’s also part of what resonates about him—he’ll say what he’s thinking.”
“If he didn’t feel that women were as competent as men, I would be relegated to some role subordinate to my brothers,” she adds. “I think this is one of his great strengths: He fully prioritizes merit and accomplishment and skill and ability over background, education and gender. This company, over four decades, has always had women in its highest ranks … I think he’s one of the great advocates for women, and he has been a great example to me my whole life … He 100-percent believes in equality of gender … [He has] confidence in women to do any job that a man can do, and my whole life has been proof of that.”
Of course I would prefer a fiery and wise Christ follower in the White House. But I am not electing a pastor or an evangelist. If I hire a plumber I don’t look for a fish symbol on their truck. I look for someone who can do the job.
America needs a leader who is proud of America—who will make our economy work—who will make our enemies fear us…and you know what? America knows that.
Be careful to explain away Trump’s popularity. It is way too easy to dismiss it as simple populism. Americans are fed up. Americans are done with both Obama and RINOS.
And remember to take a closer look at where the true hate is coming from. It is coming from political elites who have held unquestioned power over our lives. Those chains are starting to break.
So the bottom line is that I am talking about something way bigger than Trump. He was perhaps the trumpet that sounded the charge but this message is about the charge…a charge that harks back to another time in history. During the Revolutionary War a dual fire burned in American hearts. One part of that fire led to victory against Britain. The other element of that fire brought the GREAT AWAKENING.
Millions are sick of our leaders taking God out of everything. Jesus is still—by far—the most admired historical figure in America. A trembling is in the ground…Trump is but a symptom of it. A seething boiling hunger for truth grows in our land. A backlash of Biblical proportion is at work.
It may wear a surface label of Tea Party or Conservative, Libertarian or Trumpism…but beware! If you insult it, you will only make it spread. If you denounce it, you will only make more people look into it. If you lie about it, you will only make it stronger.