You won’t stop Trump by lying about him

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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.)

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. Top Texas Republicans are holding their election night party on Nov. 4 with a concert by country star Pat Green at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, best-known for hosting a weekly music show. Gov. Rick Perry isn’t seeking re-election but is considering a second run for the White House and is expected to attend. Also planning to be there, according to spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, is tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz, who appears likely to test the presidential waters. Same goes for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possible 2016er some Republicans hope will enter the race to stand up to conservative firebrands like Cruz. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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.

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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.


13 thoughts on “You won’t stop Trump by lying about him

  1. Mario. Check your facts on Trump.. He also, on Video said:

    1. I don’t need to ask God for forgiveness
    2. Intends on funding planned parenthood
    3. Will grant amnesty after deportation
    4. Will continue subsidies for big business

    This is a time for choosing… Our leaders need to stand for the together for the best Christian Conservative

    1. Carlos, I’m afraid you have mischaracterized Trump’s statements on these occasions and you seem to be buying the critic’s narrative about him rather than the actual facts.

      1. Trump did not say he doesn’t need to ask God for forgiveness. I’ve watched the entire video on these statements he made. What Trump said was that he doesn’t like to focus on wrongs that he may have done. He’d rather start doing right and continue doing right so that he doesn’t need to keep asking for forgiveness. Trump also referred to forgiveness by saying that he takes communion regularly to clean the slate. That tells me that he does absolutely believe in the forgiving power of the cross. Trump also has talked about how he loves God and has mentioned that his favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 24, which talks about not envying evil men but to seek God for wisdom because God rewards this.

      Trump, indeed, is perhaps a clumsy speaker when it comes to many things… including the subject of God. But that doesn’t bother me. I don’t know if Trump is truly born again. He may not be, but he seems to have a sincere affection for righteousness and believes in Christ. The fact that he has also been transitioning over the last 20 years to a more conservative mindset than he did in his younger years, may also be indication of the fruit of faith at work in his life. I believe God sometimes calls unlikely leaders just as God called King Jehu when Elijah cried out for someone to rescue Israel because evil was overcoming them. Jehu wasn’t exactly a righteous guy, but he was God’s guy and God saved Israel through him when Elijah had cried out to God in prayer.

      People sometimes complain about Trump’s past, having several wives, etc. but this is a weak argument against his competence to be President, let alone the possibility that God could be calling him to just that task. Look at Moses. He was a man of anger and poor at public speaking, yet God called him to lead His people and did a lot of work in Moses own heart over those many years too. David is the same way. Lots of wives, lots of mistakes, plenty of sin, yet God called him a man after His own heart. Wow!

      2. I’m not sure what quote you’re referring to but I don’t believe it is accurate. It’s certainly not current. Trump is absolutely AGAINST funding Planned Parenthood. In fact, he has called it disgusting and terrible, an abortion factory that which, for that fact alone, should be cause enough to shut it down. Trump has also shared very tenderly about how his mind was changed some time back over the issue of abortion because of some testimony by people he’s known personally. He is absolutely against it!

      3. This “amnesty after deportation” accusation is a little over-the-top in my opinion. Virtually all of the other candidates have actually favored and voted for amnesty legislation, no matter how they try to distance themselves from that fact and then whitewash it. Trump’s the only one saying, “Close the border, build a huge wall, deport the illegals (especially the ones committing crimes first), don’t allow any Muslims in until we can figure out what exactly is going on and develop a means to vet these people, then, have a big door and allow entrance LEGALLY. Meaning, they have to play by the rules.” What one earth is wrong with that? LEGAL immigration, my friend, is NOT amnesty. That’s America!

      4. Trump is for shutting down most subsidies, even for big business. I can’t say I agree with every detail he’s proposed, but I know that I am NOT on the side of believing that the rich are evil. These folks carry the bulk of the burden of taxation for the whole country. The Liberals cry about them needing to pay their “fair share” but what exactly is that? The rich already pay upwards of 60% of their income in taxes. Yet they are the ones creating the jobs. I don’t have any problem with giving the rich tax breaks too. That will only make a more prosperous economy. AND, it lends to the hope of the real American Dream, that anyone, if they want to work hard, their labors will be rewarded. Without these big businesses, you could kiss a lot of things that you now enjoy goodbye. They build through entrepreneurship the great many things we use and depend on in our world. They fund our charities. Good rich men do good with their money. As we saw with Solomon, God is not anti wealth. He prospered Solomon with incredible riches, all because he asked for God’s wisdom. And now we have a good rich man who loves America and has the stamina and boldness to fight for her… but he also has talked about the appeal of Scripture on this point of seeking God for wisdom to do right. That encourages me.

      I love that Trump is unapologetic. I like that, no matter where he goes to speak, he is consistently the same. He doesn’t pander like ALL the other Republican candidates do. Ted Cruz, in my opinion, is one of the worst at this (like a slick car salesman or TV preacher). ALL the others guys have been bought by their PAC money. For Pete’s sake, Cruz is married to it. These other guys are constantly getting caught in slimy politics and lying. Yeah, they’re all better than Hillary or Bernie, but none of them are my first pick. I’d rather have someone like Trump, who may not be the model Christian, but will fight for Christians and will fight for America to be amazing again. I’m tired of the pandering politicians. Again, Trump ain’t perfect, but he doesn’t roll with political correctness and just speaks like he thinks. I don’t care for all his rough speech at times, but at the same time, the honesty and freedom to just be who he is is refreshing to me. I am praying for the man.

      Trump’s also not an idiot. I know you didn’t say that, but a lot of people think that. Just look at his website and read the policy information he’s put forth. I’ve read his recent book “Crippled America” and it’s awesome. This guy’s full 182 point IQ is definitely in play. I think he’s employing a lot of strategy and certainly manipulating the media to keep the attention on him. So what. He aims to win…. and I like that too! This political correct garbage that says no one is supposed to win, we all have to finish as equals, is retarded. When someone runs a race, they run it to win (even the apostle Paul said that).

      Yeah, the guy has his faults, but he’s got it where it counts and I think, right now, that’s what America needs.

  2. The National Review on Trump

    Donald Trump leads the polls nationally and in most states in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. There are understandable reasons for his eminence, and he has shown impressive gut-level skill as a campaigner. But he is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones. Trump’s political opinions have wobbled all over the lot.

    The real-estate mogul and reality-TV star has supported abortion, gun control, single-payer health care à la Canada, and punitive taxes on the wealthy. (He and Bernie Sanders have shared more than funky outer-borough accents.) Since declaring his candidacy he has taken a more conservative line, yet there are great gaping holes in it.

    His signature issue is concern over immigration — from Latin America but also, after Paris and San Bernardino, from the Middle East. He has exploited the yawning gap between elite opinion in both parties and the public on the issue, and feasted on the discontent over a government that can’t be bothered to enforce its own laws no matter how many times it says it will (President Obama has dispensed even with the pretense). But even on immigration, Trump often makes no sense and can’t be relied upon. A few short years ago, he was criticizing Mitt Romney for having the temerity to propose “self-deportation,” or the entirely reasonable policy of reducing the illegal population through attrition while enforcing the nation’s laws. Now, Trump is a hawk’s hawk.

    He pledges to build a wall along the southern border and to make Mexico pay for it. We need more fencing at the border, but the promise to make Mexico pay for it is silly bluster. Trump says he will put a big door in his beautiful wall, an implicit endorsement of the dismayingly conventional view that current levels of legal immigration are fine. Trump seems unaware that a major contribution of his own written immigration plan is to question the economic impact of legal immigration and to call for reform of the H-1B–visa program. Indeed, in one Republican debate he clearly had no idea what’s in that plan and advocated increased legal immigration, which is completely at odds with it. These are not the meanderings of someone with well-informed, deeply held views on the topic. As for illegal immigration, Trump pledges to deport the 11 million illegals here in the United States, a herculean administrative and logistical task beyond the capacity of the federal government. Trump piles on the absurdity by saying he would re-import many of the illegal immigrants once they had been deported, which makes his policy a poorly disguised amnesty (and a version of a similarly idiotic idea that appeared in one of Washington’s periodic “comprehensive” immigration reforms). This plan wouldn’t survive its first contact with reality.

    On foreign policy, Trump is a nationalist at sea. Sometimes he wants to let Russia fight ISIS, and at others he wants to “bomb the sh**” out of it. He is fixated on stealing Iraq’s oil and casually suggested a few weeks ago a war crime — killing terrorists’ families — as a tactic in the war on terror.

    For someone who wants to project strength, he has an astonishing weakness for flattery, falling for Vladimir Putin after a few coquettish bats of the eyelashes from the Russian thug. All in all, Trump knows approximately as much about national security as he does about the nuclear triad — which is to say, almost nothing.

    Indeed, Trump’s politics are those of an averagely well-informed businessman: Washington is full of problems; I am a problem-solver; let me at them. But if you have no familiarity with the relevant details and the levers of power, and no clear principles to guide you, you will, like most tenderfeet, get rolled. Especially if you are, at least by all outward indications, the most poll-obsessed politician in all of American history.

    Trump has shown no interest in limiting government, in reforming entitlements, or in the Constitution. He floats the idea of massive new taxes on imported goods and threatens to retaliate against companies that do too much manufacturing overseas for his taste. His obsession is with “winning,” regardless of the means — a spirit that is anathema to the ordered liberty that conservatives hold dear and that depends for its preservation on limits on government power.

    The Tea Party represented a revival of an understanding of American greatness in these terms, an understanding to which Trump is tone-deaf at best and implicitly hostile at worst. He appears to believe that the administrative state merely needs a new master, rather than a new dispensation that cuts it down to size and curtails its power.

    It is unpopular to say in the year of the “outsider,” but it is not a recommendation that Trump has never held public office. Since 1984, when Jesse Jackson ran for president with no credential other than a great flow of words, both parties have been infested by candidates who have treated the presidency as an entry-level position. They are the excrescences of instant-hit media culture.

    The burdens and intricacies of leadership are special; experience in other fields is not transferable. That is why all American presidents have been politicians, or generals. Any candidate can promise the moon. But politicians have records of success, failure, or plain backsliding by which their promises may be judged. Trump can try to make his blankness a virtue by calling it a kind of innocence. But he is like a man with no credit history applying for a mortgage — or, in this case, applying to manage a $3.8 trillion budget and the most fearsome military on earth.

    Trump’s record as a businessman is hardly a recommendation for the highest office in the land. For all his success, Trump inherited a real-estate fortune from his father. Few of us will ever have the experience, as Trump did, of having Daddy-O bail out our struggling enterprise with an illegal loan in the form of casino chips.

    Trump’s primary work long ago became less about building anything than about branding himself and tending to his celebrity through a variety of entertainment ventures, from WWE to his reality-TV show, The Apprentice. His business record reflects the often dubious norms of the milieu: using eminent domain to condemn the property of others; buying the good graces of politicians — including many Democrats — with donations.
    Trump has gotten far in the GOP race on a brash manner, buffed over decades in New York tabloid culture. His refusal to back down from any gaffe, no matter how grotesque, suggests a healthy impertinence in the face of postmodern PC (although the insults he hurls at anyone who crosses him also speak to a pettiness and lack of basic civility).

    His promise to make America great again recalls the populism of Andrew Jackson. But Jackson was an actual warrior; and President Jackson made many mistakes. Without Jackson’s scars, what is Trump’s rhetoric but show and strut?

    If Trump were to become the president, the Republican nominee, or even a failed candidate with strong conservative support, what would that say about conservatives? The movement that ground down the Soviet Union and took the shine, at least temporarily, off socialism would have fallen in behind a huckster. The movement concerned with such “permanent things” as constitutional government, marriage, and the right to life would have become a claque for a Twitter feed.

    Trump nevertheless offers a valuable warning for the Republican party. If responsible men irresponsibly ignore an issue as important as immigration, it will be taken up by the reckless. If they cannot explain their Beltway maneuvers — worse, if their maneuvering is indefensible — they will be rejected by their own voters. If they cannot advance a compelling working-class agenda, the legitimate anxieties and discontents of blue-collar voters will be exploited by demagogues. We sympathize with many of the complaints of Trump supporters about the GOP, but that doesn’t make the mogul any less flawed a vessel for them. Some conservatives have made it their business to make excuses for Trump and duly get pats on the head from him. Count us out. Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism, who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot in behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as the Donald himself.

  3. Trump is liberal with a past record to prove it. Trump does remind me of Obama. Obama promised “hope and change” and He came through on his promise. We are now moving at the speed of light towards Obama’s secular progressive goal. Trump also has his one liner, “I will make America Great Again.” How is going to do that? He has been married three times and bankrupt 4 times. He doesn’t know much about economics, history, the military, and geopolitics. And he sure doesn’t know anything about Biblical Christianity….
    The supporters of Trump do give new meaning to Hoi Polloi.

  4. Thank you so much!!! I went to the pages of Sarah Palin and Willie Robertson, both strong Christians who recently endorsed Mr. Donald J. Trump. The comments were mostly from “Christians” who were flat-out CURSING these people for their endorsement.
    I have seldom read anything from an unbeliever THAT vile!
    All cursers were demanding that as Christians, we should be choosing THEIR “Christian” candidate instead.
    Mario, it is truly ugly, horrifying and embarrassing. They judge Trump as “unsaved” by some of his less than stellar fruit, yet if I were to judge them by their own standards and the words of their own mouths, they are not “saved” either!
    It feels like the new Evangelical Inquisition! Be like us or BE burned at the stake and PURGED!
    I prayed and the Lord showed me Balaam and the Children of Israel. God turned the CURSES of the PROPHET to be a blessing to these less than perfect people!! He showed me that the cursings of these Christians were right NOW being turned into blessings on the people they curse!!!
    It made me start blessing EVERYONE!!! Esp. those that curse me!
    Thank you!

  5. Thank you for the truth in your article. I am a Trump supporter, and am tired of all the lame stream media lies and the fact that most do not even bother to research anything they hear but instead believe it blindly. I have followed Trump and Cruz both for many years, and my choice to support Trump was not a choice I made lightly. All I have to say about the upcoming election is, the voters will make their choices, and their voices will be heard.

    Trump may be religious, but has he NO IDEA what a real Christian is!!! THIS should mean the END of Trump’s support from EVANGELICAL Christians!!!
    Trump is no different from the republicans we voted into office in this last mid term who turned on us as soon as they got into office. He’s saying what he thinks we want to hear, to gain the most powerful office in the world! You need to see the heart and soul of the man you are considering voting for, which is revealed in this video!
    To bring any semblance of restoration to this nation… We desperately need a CHRISTIAN in the white house who has a long-standing track record of fighting (even the republican party) for Constitutional, Conservative, Christian values!

  7. I am a God fearing/loving christian. Having said that tha fact rhat Trump doesn’t like asking God to help only when he needs help is not the way he is as a christian. I too would rather go say thank you Jesus instead of help me Jesus all the time. That says a lot about him as a good man in my book.
    I am voting not for a republican or a conservative or a li eral. I am b oting for a man that I belie truly loves America and wants to bring it back from the brink.of disaster. A man who owes nobody a dime for getting elected. A man who will acceot no pay for doing his civic duty. A man who has evolved back and forth over the years to come to the place he is today. A man who has lived the American dream before it was taken away from us. A man who wants ti bring it back to us. A man who has a lot of knowledge on how to run a b
    huge corporation and make a lit of money doing it because that is what we are in this country now. A man who realizes he doesn’t know everything he needs to know about running this country and knows who to ask for help. The manwho says things the way they are and not the way he thinks we want to hear it. This is Donald Trump the man I am voting for in 2016.

  8. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump both love America, but for different reasons. Cruz loves America for what America is, a shining city on a hill, a blessing for the little guy all over the world; Trump loves America for what it has done for him and his family i.e. make them filthy rich.

    Trump has the audacity to call Cruz “a nasty guy” THIS from a guy who attacks women, and even attacks the most decent of people like Dr. Ben Carson and the good people of Iowa who support Dr. Carson calling them “stupid” Proverbs 14:3 says “A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.”

    Donald Trump is the biblical definition of a fool, and a fool is the exact opposite of what a nation needs for a leader. The most important thing a nation needs in a leader (according to scripture is… WISDOM, and fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

    We must do ALL we can to elect leaders who fear God, not one who thinks HE is God.

    Ted Cruz 2016!!!

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