New Photos Of Billy Graham’s House Show He Was A Humble Man To The Very End

Despite amassing millions of dollars in book sales over his lengthy career, Billy Graham always resorted to leading a humble lifestyle — even to the very end.

In fact, his childhood home was the same size of his final home.

Born in a little two-story house in Charlotte, North Carolina, he entered the world humble and left even humbler, finishing his last days in a small home in Montreal, NC.

Graham bought the house 1987 and has lived in it ever since. Here’s a photo of the reverend right after purchasing his new residence:

He often spent time on his porch, reading his bible:

Other pastors — some of whom have an enormous television audience — can’t quite say the same. For example, Houston mega-church preacher Joel Osteen owns a shockingly-large mansion worth $10.5 million.

It’s so gigantic, an aerial photograph is require to capture size:

Other mega-church pastors have followed the same path of Joel Osteen — but Billy Graham was one-of-a-kind.

He preached on the humility and salvation that came through Gospel message and he lived it out daily.

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith,” Graham said in a sermon years ago.

“Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?”

Graham never stopped preaching the message of Jesus Christ — His sinless life, sacrificial death, and victory over death — and will be a major reason millions more will enter the pearly gates.

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The Heavily Decorated Army Major Escorting Trump At Billy Graham’s Funeral Is Graham’s War Hero Grandson

Donald Trump arrived at Billy Graham’s funeral in North Carolina Friday, where he was escorted by a very special member of the Graham family.

As POTUS walked to the tent where Graham’s family and dignitaries were gathered, he was met halfway by a uniformed Army Major. The two saluted each other and the Major escorted the first and second families to their seats.


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Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

What many watching may not know is the identity of that man. He is Billy Graham’s grandson, Edward. Edward graduated from West Point and served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was once injured by shrapnel from an IED.





Graham escorted the family and left Trump at his chair with a salute.



Graham was also in Washington, DC, for his grandfather’s service at the United States Capitol. Graham stood for hours, shaking the hands of all of those who were there to pay honor to Billy Graham. Edward’s father, Franklin Graham, told The Daily Caller, “These people stood outside for us and for my father.” He continued, “I will stand here for them. We love them and so does God.”


When Billy Graham’s Sister Suddenly Remembers What Trump Told Her At His Funeral— The Crowd EXPLODES

Elder Patriot – God lent us Billy Graham to us for ninety years.  Last week he called Reverend Graham home. 

William Franklin Graham had served a unique purpose for unique times.  As Americans began choosing science over God for answers to life’s mysteries, Billy Graham stood like a tall powerful oak against those winds of supposed reason.

Graham’s remarkable life spanned from World War I to America’s rebirth with the election of Donald Trump.  And, make no mistake; God only considered Graham’s work here on earth completed with Trump’s election.

The remarkable reverend was 62 when Ronald Reagan took office.  At a time when most men were slowing towards retirement, Graham knew that there were more campaigns to be waged against Americans’ lost spirituality and those who would seek to benefit from it.

God gave Graham to us for another 37 years and Graham delivered Donald Trump to the presidency by energizing his evangelical base.

Josh Kimbrell’s recent piece for sums up America’s love affair with Graham and the least great spiritual president, Ronald Reagan:

“We Americans admired Billy Graham and Ronald Reagan in life, but we learned something even more special about them in death: that they were deeply loved figures who transformed America.Transformational leaders are rarely fully appreciated at the height of their careers; their reputations improve over time as the true impact of their influence is realized. Both of these leaders held the loyalty of their countrymen because they were the keepers of America’s faith and values.

“The Left was caught off-guard at the outpouring of support for both men at their deaths. Millions mourned them, revealing the extent to which the American people appreciated their tireless championship of our national values. Both Graham and Reagan defended values that many modern elites have written-off as old-fashioned…namely faith, family, and freedom. These are still the values by which most Americans outside liberal urban metropolises live. These are still the values that are the heartbeat of American culture.”

Today, President Donald Trump carries the mantle of those values that Graham preached forward to a future generation of Americans to be guided by.  Trump may be an imperfect vessel but Graham saw in him the desire to promote God’s blessings and the Divine Providence that he has bestowed upon the United States of America. 

The late reverend, through his son Franklin, chose Donald Trump out of a crowded field of pretenders.  What guided their wisdom if not God?

Thousands of people attended the funeral of William Franklin Graham including President and Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen.

During her remembrance of her brother, Jean Graham recalled her conversation with President Trump prior to the ceremony that morning.

“When the president saw me today, he said, ‘my goodness, your family has good genes.’”

Graham, then turned to where Trump was sitting and said, “Well, you didn’t know that my name is Jean.”

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President Trump arranged for Reverend Graham to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.  It is believed that Graham is only the fourth private citizen to be so honored.

Graham told evangelicals to trust Trump.  He obviously knew something about the man that he didn’t learn from the mainstream media.


WOW! Billy Graham Saved Incredible Surprise For President Trump Given To Him At Funeral

There was quite a surprise waiting for President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Mike Pence, and Karen Pence when they arrived in North Carolina to celebrate the life of Reverend Billy Graham, the well known Evangelical pastor. The President, Vice President, and their wives were escorted by an exceptional guest who was also there to pay respects to the fallen. When they arrived, they were accompanied by a highly decorated Major who served in in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was then that the Presidential team realized who this extraordinary person was. It was none other than West Point graduate, Edward Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham.

The team from the White House was likely honored to be escorted by such a respectable and honorable person of the American military, and it was their honor to be there in support of Edward and his family.

It was a sad moment when the famous pastor passed away at the age of 99-years-old. He lived a life of service, and multitudes of people paid their respects. Billy Graham touched many hearts along his way in America. His family and followers will miss him.

Daily Caller reported on Edward escorting Trump and Pence:
“As POTUS walked to the tent where Graham’s family and dignitaries were gathered, he was met halfway by a uniformed Army Major. The two saluted each other and the Major escorted the first and second families to their seats.

What many watching may not know is the identity of that man. He is Billy Graham’s grandson, Edward. Edward graduated from West Point and served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was once injured by shrapnel from an IED.

Graham was also in Washington, DC, for his grandfather’s service at the United States Capitol. Graham stood for hours, shaking the hands of all of those who were there to pay honor to Billy Graham. Edward’s father, Franklin Graham, told The Daily Caller, “These people stood outside for us and for my father.” He continued, “I will stand here for them. We love them and so does God.”

Edward shows great respect for the country that he served. He was once injured back in 2007 when he was hit in multiple places by shrapnel, but the injuries were not as severe as expected and he was able to survive. Edward Graham also shows exceedingly high amounts of respect for everyone who loved and enjoyed the work of his grandfather, Billy. There’s a lot of love and respect in that family that many can learn a lesson from.

Edward is a decorated Major, and there’s a lot of information about him that many people may not know.

This particular set of information dates back to 2007 and comes from the Christian Examiner:
“Capt. Edward Graham, the youngest son of evangelist Franklin Graham, was wounded while on active duty in Iraq.

Graham, a 27-year-old Army Ranger and West Point graduate, sustained shrapnel wounds to his arms, legs and back in Iraq, but his wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Graham was reportedly recovering at an undisclosed hospital, according to news reports.

“We know that he is fine and has asked for prayers for his men,” Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for Franklin Graham, told the Citizen-Times newspaper in Asheville, N.C., adding that he had no more details on the incident.

“Rangers aren’t allowed to disclose much information—even where he is.”

Franklin Graham, head of the Samaritan’s Purse international relief organization, revealed the news of his son’s injuries during his March 3 message at MissionFest in Toronto, the Charlotte Observer reported a week later.

Asheville resident Glenn Wilcox, a close friend of the Graham family, told the Citizen-Times that Edward Graham is serving his second tour in Iraq and that his father is extremely proud of him.

“He’s a very fine, outstanding young man, but very tough and very sure of himself,” Wilcox said. “I’ve never met anyone I was more impressed with than Edward. And he loves it—he’s really committed to the United States, to West Point, and to doing his job the very best he can.”

It must have been an honor for Trump and Pence to meet such a respectable military soldier, just as much as it was honorable for Edward to meet the President of the United States and his Vice President.

When Trump Walked Into Rev. Billy Graham’s Funeral, He Looked Over & Saw a Sign Directly From GOD

Kirsters Baish| President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made their way to the late Reverend Billy Graham’s funeral in North Carolina alongside Vice President Mike Pence and his wife.

President Trump made his way to the tent where Reverend Graham’s family and other honored guests were sitting. A decorated uniformed Army Major met President Trump before he made his way in.

They saluted one another and exchanged a few words, but this wasn’t simply a coincidence. It didn’t take long before President Trump found out who the soldier was.


The Army Major is the grandson of the late Reverend Billy Graham. His name is Edward, and he is a graduate of West Point. He has served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and during his time on tour he was wounded by shrapnel from an IED.

Edward was sure to escort President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to their seats for the funeral.

Edward and President Trump saluted one another again once Trump made it to his seat.

Graham had made his way to Washington, DC to attend his grandfather’s funeral services at the Capitol of our country. He stood for hours on end in order to shake the hands of attendees. Franklin Graham, Edward’s dad, spoke to the Daily Caller and explained, “These people stood outside for us and for my father.” He continued, “I will stand here for them. We love them and so does God.”


Atheist And LGBT Activists Make Sleazy Statement About Rev Billy Graham Lying In Honor At US Capital

Billy Graham is known for being the spiritual advisor to multiple presidents from Harry S. Truman all the way to George W. Bush. Graham passed away last week at the age of 99. Graham’s ministry spanned more than six decades, and his evangelical “crusades,” as he called them for most of his career, touched every corner of the world.

He proclaimed his message of salvation through repentance and commitment to Jesus in the poorest of Third World nations and the wealthiest corners of this world. He was an accomplished showman with a down-to-earth theology. He preached with a burning sincerity, although he generally avoided the exaggerated theatrics of the stereotypical Bible revivalists of an earlier era.

But of course, with every kind deed, someone has to take issue with the way he is being honored. This time its Atheists and LGBT activists who were triggered. So they sent a letter to whine and moan saying the body of the late Rev. Billy Graham should not lie in state at the U.S. Capitol rotunda because it alienates non-religious people, religious minorities, and those communities whose civil rights he opposed.

In addition to the above points, the letter also states that allowing Graham to lie in honor would set a dangerous precedent for government entanglement with religious matters.

Nine groups which include American Atheists, American Humanist Association, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund and Pride at Work signed Monday’s letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

No matter what religion you are, or aren’t, Graham was indeed a legend, and millions around the world will miss him. Plus since he was the presidential spiritual advisor from Harry Truman all the way to George W. Bush, he deserves to be honored in our nation’s capital. So here is thought for the signers of this ridiculous letter, don’t take everything to serious. Do like most of us God believing people do. We, like yourselves, also don’t enjoy seeing people from the other side of the political spectrum honored, so we tune out and go read a book. Problem solved!

Original Letter:

“Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan:

The nine undersigned civil rights and religious freedom organizations write to express our deep
concern about your announced plan to display the remains of Reverend Billy Graham in the
Rotunda of the US Capitol Building on February 28th through March 1st. We, like millions of
Americans across the nation, feel that display of remains in the Capitol Rotunda, also known as
lying in honor, should be reserved only for those remarkable citizens who have displayed the
highest devotion to American ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty. Since our nation’s
founding, only three Americans have been so honored, and unlike those heroic individuals,
Reverend Billy Graham is a controversial and divisive figure. We respectfully urge you to
withdraw this misguided plan.

As advocates for civil rights and religious liberty, we are concerned that lying Reverend Graham
in honor would needlessly alienate non-religious people, religious minorities, and those
communities whose civil rights he opposed and would set a dangerous precedent for
government entanglement with religious matters.

Reverend Billy Graham clearly played an important leadership role in the establishment and rise
to prominence of the American evangelical movement. Yet, as Americans, we have never given
state honors to religious leaders for the advancement or pursuit of their religious vocations.
Indeed, to do so would conflict with the very spirit of our Constitution, which prohibits both the
establishment of religion and religious requirements for any US office or public trust.
Instead, display of remains in the Capitol Rotunda has been reserved for eminent political
leaders, military leaders, unknown soldiers who perished in war, and just three individuals who
have been laid in honor for their remarkable bravery. These latter three were civil rights leader
Rosa Parks, who fought to end segregation, and Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and
Detective John Gibson, who died in defense of the Capitol.

While some honor Reverend Graham as an important figure in the civil rights movement, others
point to his conflictual relationship with leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his failure to
consistently stand against segregation. Moreover, Reverend Graham is known for his stance
against equal rights for women, admonishing women to be wives, mothers, and homemakers
rather than taking a broader role in society. Reverend Graham strongly opposed equal rights for
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, taking a leadership role in supporting
constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage. Finally, Reverend Graham made a
number of troubling statements about members of the Jewish faith and denigrated atheists and
other non-religious Americans.

Leadership with such a mixed record on civil rights should not be honored in a building that
represents all Americans. While we understand that Reverend Graham is a hero to many, we
strongly urge you to reconsider this plan.

American Atheists
American Humanist Association
Center for Inquiry
Equality California
Mazzoni Center
National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
Pride at Work
Secular Coalition for America”

Obama Ignores Rev. Billy Graham Tributes and Promotes Presidential Library

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That’s some Christian there all right. As I’ve always said whenever President Obama blathered on and on about how he’s a Christian – you can stick a branch in your eye, but it doesn’t make you a tree.. Billy Graham was America’s Pastor. He was the leading Christian in the US, if not the world.

When he passed away last week, Obama tweeted out kind words in his memory: “Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many – and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.” His words in my opinion were inadequate and it turns out he just couldn’t make time to go pay his respects to Graham in DC, much less attend his upcoming funeral.

Instead, Obama made a surprise visit to a community meeting in Chicago to promote the building of his presidential library. Was it because Graham was too Christian? Too white? Not enough Muslim? Who knows and in the end, it doesn’t matter. What does stand out is that Obama once again has made it all about himself this week. There is no respect for Graham, there never was. Just words and platitudes… empty thoughts from an empty suit in an empty chair. These are the actions of someone who detests Christians, especially a great man like Billy Graham.

Graham met with and mentored every president from Harry Truman on. His works spanned from the 1940s to the 21st century and his life was pretty much scandal free and uplifting. He in fact also earned the moniker of Pastor to the Presidents. Graham was a humble man, never self-serving. Trump met with Graham before becoming president. He was on hand to help celebrate the preacher’s 95th birthday in 2013. Obama met Graham in the spring of 2010 at Graham’s home in Montreat, North Carolina.

George W. Bush and his wife Laura traveled to Graham’s library in Charlotte on Monday to pay their respects to the late Christian leader. Bush also gave greetings from his 93 year-old father George H.W. Bush, who is in failing health. Bush said, “I know he wished he could come too, but he’s not moving around much these days, but his spirit and heart is here.” I am sure that is true. I may not have always agreed with the Bush family, but they are Christians. Former President Jimmy Carter, also 93 and who has experienced health challenges, sent his regrets. Again, I hated Carter as a president, but he is a Christian as well.

Former President Bill Clinton, like George W. Bush, made the journey to Charlotte on Tuesday. Clinton told reporters that he first heard Graham preach in Little Rock, Arkansas, when the future politician was an 11 year-old boy. He said meeting him later as an adult was one of the most memorable events of his life. Clinton claims to be a Christian, but he’s not and never has been. However, he at least did the right thing here. Clinton noted that Graham demanded that his 1959 Little Rock crusade be integrated and threatened to pull out when city leaders resisted. The pastor also became a strong supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for racial equality. “The ground at the foot of the cross is level, and it touches my heart when I see whites standing shoulder to shoulder with blacks at the cross,” Graham said.

Media outlets reported on Monday that Obama “is not planning to attend memorial services for the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham this week.” It would have been a relatively short flight for Obama, but he could not be bothered with it. But he certainly made time to got to Chicago to lobby for the approval of building his presidential library on the city’s South Side. It would be a monument to him and he wants it badly for his Marxist legacy. Obama was trying to assuage public concern to assure local residents that his temple would not cause housing costs to increase and be too disruptive to their neighborhood. Of course, he’s lying.

“A lot of times, people get nervous about gentrification and understandably so,” Obama said. “It is not my experience … that the big problem on the South Side has been too much development, too much economic activity, too many people being displaced because all these folks from Lincoln Park are filling into the South Side. That’s not what’s happening.” Instead of tweeting about Graham on Tuesday during the tributes, Obama tweeted about himself, reminiscing about his days as a community organizer in the 1990s.

As for President Trump, yesterday, he spoke at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda lauding the life Graham led as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The president also plans to travel to Charlotte to attend Graham’s funeral service on Friday. Actions speak so much louder than words.

Source: Western Journal,

President Trump, Congress Order Extraordinary Honors for Rev. Billy Graham

President Donald Trump claps during the State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump and Congress are taking official action to honor the passing of Rev. Billy Graham last Wednesday, through a presidential proclamation and the announcement that Graham’s body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol—only the fourth private citizen in American history to receive such honors.

After Graham passed on February 21 at the age of 99, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that begins:

As a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his internment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff.

This proclamation covers not only the White House, but also all public buildings nationwide, all U.S. military installations, and at all U.S. embassies around the world.

On Friday, President Trump eulogized Graham at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on the border of D.C. “We will never forget the historic crowds, that voice, the energy, and the profound faith of a preacher named Billy Graham,” the president declared.

“As a young man, Billy decided to devote his life to God,” President Trump continued. “That choice not only changed his life, it changed our country. And indeed, it even changed the world.”

Congress is likewise demonstrating its collective admiration of Graham by deciding that his body should lie in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol this Wednesday.

While Congress has allowed former U.S. presidents or leading members of Congress to lie in state, only three private citizens have ever been privileged to lie in honor in the Capitol. Two were U.S. Capitol police officers who died in the line of duty protecting congressmen and civilians inside the Capitol in 1998. The other one was the iconic civil-rights pioneer Rosa Parks in 2005.

Graham spent his entire adult life as an Evangelical Christian preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ: the simple message that God so loved the world that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross in the place of sinners, so that anyone who repented of their sin and placed their faith in Jesus would be forgiven by God and restored to a relationship with him.


Billy Graham’s Facebook Page Posted A Chilling Message Just Hours Before His Death

Billy Graham just passed away at the ripe age of 99. He was an extraordinarily influential and well-loved evangelist pastor from North Carolina who changed lives and the hearts of millions of people. His attitude, kindness, and ability to deliver a driving message into the minds and hearts of those willing to listen were left with nothing less than a fantastic experience that continued to grow positively in the communities he traveled to.

Not only was he well liked by the ordinary person, but he was also charismatic and thoughtful enough to be considered the counselor or minister to numerous United States Presidents. He’s traveled the world, visiting 185 countries, and pursued his dream of spreading the right word to millions of people across the planet. He’s been quoted and idolized by so many people that only an estimate would be right to guess the numbers of hearts he’s touched with his words.

He finally passed away at 99-years-old and went to meet his maker, leaving a world left in pieces but slowly rebuilding with a greater sense of love, trust, and finding our way. Billy Graham leaves us as one of the most influential evangelist pastors the world might ever see. We don’t get that many great ones, but when we do, they set the bar incredibly high.

NBC News reported more on his passing:

“Graham died just before 8 a.m. at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, surrounded by family, according to a spokesman for Samaritan’s Purse, the nondenominational evangelical Christian organization headed by Graham’s son Franklin.

His following was undeniable: The longtime evangelist appeared on Gallup’s list of the most admired men and women 60 times since 1955 — every year the research company asked the question.

Born William Franklin Graham on Nov. 7, 1918, “America’s pastor” came from modest means and grew up on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He found his spiritual path at 16, charmed by the traveling minister and temperance movement leader Mordecai Ham. Graham later moved to Florida and was ordained there in 1939.

He met his future wife, Ruth McCue Bell, while they attended Wheaton College, and they married in 1943. Together they would raise five children, and she would become a trusted adviser.

“When it comes to spiritual things, my wife has had the greatest influence on my ministry,” Graham said of Bell, who died in June 2007.”

If you thought that was the last you’d see or hear from Pastor Graham, then you’d be inevitably mistaken. There was a bone-chilling message posted on his Facebook page just hours before he passed away. Graham’s final Facebook post leaves the world thinking deep within themselves for the truth. Billy Graham’s message forces us to be accountable for our actions and find our way to deal with what’s going on in our lives. Thousands of people on Facebook have liked and shared his last message for the world.

It was posted:

“If you went for a walk in the woods, but then decided to wander off the path, and found yourself surrounded by a thicket of thorns and poison ivy, who would you blame? Would you blame the person who built the path? No, of course not. Instead you’d blame yourself if you were honest, because you alone were responsible for wandering from the path.

In a far deeper way, this is what happens when we decide to leave God out of our lives. For a time, it may seem like wandering away from Him doesn’t make any difference; it may even seem easier and freer. But eventually it catches up with us—just as wandering off that path and into the thicket caught up with you.” —Billy Graham #BG100″

While Graham was a man of God, and his message was meant for everyone despite political ideologies, perhaps Democrats should take note, as they are the ones who want to take all thing God out of the public sphere. Which may be the reason we are encountering so many problems in our society, the recent Florida school shooting and the division it is causing as just one example.

People will interpret Graham’s message in more ways than one, finding their own meaning in his last words to the world via social media. Some people won’t listen, and perhaps they’re the people going down that path and into the thicket with the poison ivy. Some people will eliminate the poison ivy and clear a new path. Some will avoid it altogether. But there’s one thing we know for sure, and it’s this – Billy Graham left us with the one message that will make everyone think long and hard about the direction they’re walking.

What path will you take?

Billy Graham Prophesied Over Trump 10 Years Ago, What He said Will Upset Many Liberals

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Billy Graham Prophesied Over Trump 9 Years Ago, This Will Shock Many Liberals.

Paula White defended Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s faith at a recent rally in central Florida.

The megachurch pastor told attendees at a rally that Trump truly is a man of God, detailing how his faith influences how he treats people and his ministry donations.

She says she wanted to honor him, so for his 60th birthday, she sought out a gift like no other: a signed Bible by Billy Graham.

“For his 60th birthday, Billy Graham wrote a prophetic word and a letter for Mr. Trump,” White says.


In 2011, Franklin Graham sounded somewhat open to Trump.

“When I first heard about him entering, I thought it was a joke. The more I listen to him, the more I say: ‘Maybe he’s right.’ … Certainly, America needs somebody like a Donald Trump who’s got business experience to get us out of the mess that Republicans and Democrats alike have gotten us into,” he told Christianity Today in 2011.