The Check In: Trump and Religion

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-While the White House is
engulfed in scandal and chaos, it may seem like President Trump
is getting nothing done, but that’s not necessarily
the case. For example, he’s already
signed an executive order on religious liberty. So we decided to take a break from the breaking news
of the day and look at Trump’s evolving
views on religion, faith, and the separation
of church and state. It’s time for “The Check In.” [ Cheers and applause ] Now that he’s president, Trump is realizing just
how difficult the job is, and he doesn’t have much
to show for it. His health care bill failed, there’s constant infighting and staff changes
in the White House, and of course
the Russia investigation continues to loom over him. And it’s often
in dark times like this that a man will turn to God. -Take care of the people
God put into your life. We want our children to know
the blessings of God. Have a great life and love your
country and love your God, okay? In America,
we don’t worship government. We worship God. -Oh, don’t worry. Nobody is worshipping
government. [ Laughter ] I didn’t take three hours
at the DMV because I had to push through
throngs of worshippers. In fact, I heard the Lord’s name
taken in vain a lot. Now, admittedly, Trump did talk about God a lot
during the campaign, but what he had to say about God
was a real mixed bag. -I don’t bring God into that
picture. I don’t. Why do I have to repent, why do
I have to ask for forgiveness, if you’re not making mistakes? I say God is the ultimate. You know, you look at this —
you look at this incredible — here we are in
the Pacific Ocean. How did I ever own this? I bought it 15 years ago. I made one of the great deals
they say ever. -We love the Bible.
It’s the best. We love “The Art of the Deal,” but the Bible is far, far,
far superior, right? Yes. -Not only is the Bible better
than “The Art of the Deal,” it’s also the opposite. The only thing
they have in common is that Trump has never read
either of them. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] Now, one moment
that best illustrated Trump’s unfamiliarity
with the Bible was when he referred to
Second Corinthians during a speech
at Liberty University but called it something else. -i hear this is a major theme
right here, but Two Corinthians, right, Two Corinthians 3:17,
that’s the whole ball game. -Two Corinthians, like it’s a sequel
to an action movie. “Who can forget the famous line
from ‘Two Fast Two Corinthians’ when Vin Diesel said to Jesus, ‘Hey, long hair,
pop the clutch and let’s ride.'” [ Laughter ] And then there’s the question
of Trump’s church attendance. Based on where
he spends his Sundays, it’s likely
his most common prayer is, “God, please don’t let me hit it
in the water.” And according to a Politico
article from April, aside from Trump attending
church services on inauguration day,
making an appearance at the National
Prayer Breakfast, and going to service
on Easter… And that makes sense,
because Trump would hate church. It’s an hour of people talking
about someone other than him. “Is this whole thing”– [ Cheers and applause ] “Is this whole thing
gonna be about Jesus? Did you know he had zero hotels? True story. On the day he was born, he could
not get a hotel reservation.” [ Laughter ] “It’s sad.” But still,
Trump is trying to take steps to please his evangelical base. In May,
on the National Day of Prayer, Trumped signed an executive
order on what he called the promotion of free speech
and religious liberty, which would allow churches and
other religious organizations to become more
politically active. And it provides
regulatory relief for organizations
that object to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, like including
contraception coverage in workers’ health plans. In fact, during Trump’s speech
about the executive order, he invited a group of nuns who refused to abide
by this original rule and had taken their case
all the way to the Supreme Court up to the podium. -Come on up here, Sister. Come on up. Right? Come on up. [ Applause ] -Pleased to meet you. -Congratulations. They sort of just won a lawsuit. That was pretty good. That’s a good way of doing it,
huh? Where are your lawyers?
Stand up. Come on. Stand up. Good job. You mind if I use your lawyers
for various things? I could use
some good lawyers too. -Only Trump would compliment
nuns on their record in court. [ Laughter ] “God would have been very proud
of how litigious you are.” Such a weird sequencing, too. Like, “Give it up for the nuns, but also, the real heroes,
their legal team.” And the woman you see behind
Trump during that speech is his spiritual advisor,
friend, and pastor, Paula White. Now, Paula White
is a televangelist who has known Trump
for 15 years. He even invited her to deliver the invocation
on inauguration day. Now, on the surface,
it may not seem like she and Trump
have that much in common, but like Trump
she’s been divorced twice and married three times, she’s been under investigation, and her former church has filed
for bankruptcy protection. The difference between these two is like night
and later that night. [ Laughter ] Now, White has often
been criticized for telling followers that if they donate money
to her ministry, they will be
made wealthy by God. In fact, reports say that.. And reports say that White
has benefited handsomely from preaching
that kind of gospel. -They live like rock stars with huge mansions, private
jets, and fancy cars. Their lifestyles are so lavish, six of them
have been investigated by the U.S. Senate. Like Paula White. -I’ve laid out the gospel
very clearly, and I know that Donald is saved. -Critics say she preaches
the prosperity gospel, emphasizing material riches
over spiritual ones. -Click on that donation button
by minimizing the screen. -Do you tell them that
if they give to you, they will get financial riches
from God? -Am I gonna say —
I have probably said that. Okay, here’s when I go my
50-year-old self wouldn’t do what my 20-
or 30- or 40-year-old self did. -“To be fair, my 50-year-old
self doesn’t have to because my 40-year-old self
made a killing.” Now, currently White leads the New Destiny Christian Center
in Florida. Reports say that… And that kind of preaching
was on full display during this sermon she gave
in 2012 to a predominantly
African-American audience on learning to appreciate
their significant others. And it’s a little hard to watch. -She don’t have to do anything. So every time she does, “Baby, there ain’t nobody
that can do like what you do. This is the best Kraft Macaroni
and Cheese out of a box I have ever tasted.” You gon’ wonder why
somebody else in five years has your husband. You didn’t appreciate him. You let his secretary bring him
food at lunchtime. You let her bring him coffee
in the morning. You let all the other women
tell him how good he smells. And they do. They tell him
how good he smells. They bring him his lunch
on time. And you don’t even notice him
when he comes in, and you still got your
funky curlers in your hair and spinach
coming out of your teeth, and yo’ bunny slippers on
and wonder what’s going on? Are you serious? -Whoa. It’s hard to tell
what’s more offensive, the insinuation that it’s your
fault your husband left you or the appropriation of
black idiomatic speech. Amber? -It’s the black stuff. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Are you sure? -Yeah. [ Laughter ] -That was gonna be my guess. Again, this is a woman
who’s referred to as Donald Trump’s pastor
and spiritual adviser. One member of a religious
watchdog organization put it… Many evangelicals
are actually uncomfortable with Paula White’s presence
and her gospel. But that’s not stopping
evangelicals from basking in their access
to the president. Who could forget this photo
of religious leaders with their hands on Trump’s back
praying for him? At least I think
they’re praying for him. It could just as easily
be an exorcism. “I am the best demon. I have the highest ratings,
everyone says so!” [ Cheers and applause ] Remember Trump’s meandering
answer about God and his real-estate deals
and the Pacific Ocean? Well, that interview was
conducted by this guy, the Christian
Broadcasting Network’s chief political correspondent
David Brody, who’s co-authoring a new book on the spiritual life
of President Trump. The title of that book is… It’ll be the first book
printed entirely on a Chiclet. [ Laughter ] So Trump’s surrounding himself with people who seem to
prioritize wealth over faith while using his friends
to convince others that he himself
is a man of deep faith. In the words of Paula White… -Are you serious? -This has been “The Check In.” [ Cheers and applause ]

 

100 Responses

  1. Arcadian Muzique

    June 13, 2019 7:44 pm

    I did a search for "Pinterest anti-white" and this was the top result. I'm probably already shadow banned but please look into project Vertias and the proof that Pinterest and big tech are anti-white and anti-christian.

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  2. B Quinn

    June 16, 2019 7:47 pm

    Ahh, the committment of Catholic nuns, terrorizing school children while protecting pedophile priests.

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  3. Keith Panton

    July 6, 2019 12:58 am

    Question, if wealth will get you into heaven, surely they should be preaching that you keep your money, not give it away?

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  4. Antonis J.kondilis

    July 13, 2019 8:33 pm

    Two Corinthians walked in a bar that met two Spartans that they usually had fight !!!!!

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  5. Frank Geyman

    July 19, 2019 12:06 am

    A man discovers that he was baptized by a Roman Catholic priest and becomes a member of lgbt

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  6. Frank Geyman

    July 19, 2019 12:12 am

    A man discovered that he was baptized in the name of the Father, Son and holy spirit of a homosexual Roman Catholic Priest.

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  7. Tan Chii Ann

    July 19, 2019 9:47 pm

    Trump is very keen on meddling everything he think he is so good over others American Presidents, but unfortunateky never he has completed a single job task properly, and yet he jumps here and there like a super Albert prior to any task being accomplished after all. I think "Going around the bush" is a good English to describe a problematic guy like Trump. The one who pointing three fingers at himself whilst pointing a finger to others is also best narrate the faceless people like this guy.

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  8. Juan Carlos López Padilla

    July 20, 2019 5:53 pm

    Knowing the way mr Tramp Trump Pelos de elote thinks..he probably also thinks that God looks like him…pshh 🤢🤮

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  9. George Minton

    July 21, 2019 11:04 pm

    If Churches can participate in politics they can pay taxes too. They own property and benefit from all of the service provided so why can't they pay taxes too. If they want to participate then they should participate 100%.

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  10. Laura Drake

    July 23, 2019 6:59 am

    Dear Paula, no adult Christian can honestly say: I don't need to ask for forgiveness since I've never done anything wrong.

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  11. richard wilmot Ph.D

    July 31, 2019 10:59 pm

    National Satanic Prayer Day
    Trump says pray to Satan now before it becomes mandatory.
    Things to remember to get credit with the Devil for doing evil. A lot of people do evil without praising Satan while doing it. 
    Mindfulness! 

    U will never get any credit with Satan simply by doing evil, U have to praise Satan while doing it, and you also have to tell Satan what you want out of it. 

    You have to be specific and give details. 'Jest' as if you were in a new auto show room and were describing your dream car to the sales associate. Telling Satan what you want will also get you thinking more about Satan… and that's a good thing.

    Remember, Satan loves U. He wants your soul… 'jest' like God.

    For example: 
    Most alcoholics & drug addicts never start out drinking or drugging by praising Satan (a Higher Power) and asking Satan's help to do all the sinning that accompanies intoxication without suffering any of the negative consequences.  It's a form of harm reduction.

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  12. Corrado Campisano

    August 2, 2019 4:41 pm

    @2:23 it's actually "to" not "two": a series of letters "to the corinthians", I recall it's at the end of NT…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Epistle_to_the_Corinthians

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  13. Corrado Campisano

    August 2, 2019 4:47 pm

    @5:58 plain old calvinism, ask the swiss…

    BTW: do you have your own church?
    John Oliver has Our lady of perpetual exemption, don't miss out!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Perpetual_Exemption

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  14. Mike Reseigh

    August 4, 2019 3:40 pm

    I sometimes talk like my black friends do if we are all just talking. It kind of just happens without me even noticing. But I would never get on a stage and give advice speaking like that. That's not cool at all.
    .

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  15. G MinK

    August 4, 2019 6:45 pm

    Oh look, the dog thinks she's people. Pat Boone doing metal is more authentic. That woman reminds me of a 3-year-old who can barely speak, but imitates the gestures and inflections of the expressive preacher at church. Just yuckh…

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  16. Oliver Farfan

    August 5, 2019 10:03 am

    If the men left you for your appearance after you are working hard to keep the family together. Leave him and dry him financially to the bones.

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  17. Pat Doyle

    August 5, 2019 4:50 pm

    Two Corinthians walk into a bar. Inside, they see a con man, a criminal, and a pervert. "Good afternoon, Mr. President." they say.

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  18. Blair Brown

    August 6, 2019 1:42 am

    @4:50–5:00

    What they always fail to mention is,like pretty much every other conservative woman in the spotlight,White(lol) is a stunningly hot pornworthy blonde. #mansplainy #yesiwentthere

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  19. TheRealHiesenberg

    August 6, 2019 9:49 pm

    "There is none more dangerous than that who places god and country above fellow man, for these will scourge the earth" – Anonymous

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  20. TheRealHiesenberg

    August 6, 2019 9:57 pm

    if your god values riches over morality, get used to sharp sticks and hot temperatures

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  21. Ana Maldonado

    August 7, 2019 10:08 am

    Oh he has plenty to show. And he will be remembered. Wanted to be in history book, granted. Him, his comrads and but kissers white supremacists, that book with all those pictures will soooooold.

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  22. Ana Maldonado

    August 7, 2019 10:12 am

    Yes I can not here her mocking black people, a lot of people do it, either black or any and is totally rude. Just don’t come and tell me I love you, mocking Latinos because I’ll punch you.

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  23. streamline6666

    August 10, 2019 4:32 pm

    Whatever happened to separation of church and state? Since when are we obligated to worship ANY god?

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  24. Deth Rugg

    August 12, 2019 3:00 pm

    We of the Republican Party do not worship government we worship money like every rich and powerful American should and love everyone equally as long as they are not brown, right Donald.

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  25. Andy Macedo

    August 13, 2019 5:57 pm

    No the media is so so sooooooooooooooooo unfair to poor Donny ! But the fact he doesn't speak English is a problem ! As president u gotta speak English ! Love ur country and god ! He's so articulate ! Master race sir don trumpet sir yes sir ! Donny thinks god is the ultimate awww ! No the art of the deal is way way better than the Bible obviously ! Donny needs to just change his name to Jesus ! He's the best golfer too obviously ! Donny has more ice than the snow !

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  26. crocusflower

    August 14, 2019 7:42 am

    he says 'yeah God, look it, He made this, the pacific ocean, i bought it 15 years ago, & got a great deal'. sigh… melania's expression at 5:00. if looks could kill.

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  27. Hammy Fadai

    August 14, 2019 8:18 am

    Trump is not elected as a president to take care of Americans he is been chosen to take US to another Middle East war

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  28. Benjamin Romberg

    August 17, 2019 8:59 pm

    God is just another angle for his bullshit campaigns, if that idiot ever walked into a church God would personally throw his ass out.

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  29. Jack Hackman

    August 19, 2019 5:56 am

    Joyce Meyer should not be on that list. It's simple./.google Joyce and look at her contributions to the world.

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  30. Michael Heathman

    August 22, 2019 12:39 pm

    Paula White will hear these words,” Depart from me, I never knew you.”Gonna be hell yo pay.

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  31. Fennel Woods

    August 22, 2019 2:07 pm

    Just say god and church and you can fool religious black people. That's why they own all the wealth in south Africa

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  32. Olympia Reinhart

    August 22, 2019 7:02 pm

    Trump uses God as a campaign slogan like everything else.
    Those holier then thou evangelicals never heard about praying to God in your heart, thats where God lives, not on the internet. Todays church is the church of WWW, where everybody brags how good a Christian they are and then judging and bullying anybody who does not agree with their believes…hipocrates

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  33. Marine Marine

    August 23, 2019 1:54 pm

    Wow White! I hope many know that she just as trumpo-hateful, disturbing, disgusting and deplorable. Oh and racist. She hasn’t changed.

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  34. iconoclast

    August 24, 2019 8:52 pm

    The Commandments according to the Con Man in Chief

    1. I am the Lord thy God, and my powers are bound by no stinkin’ Constitution.
    2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any image of me, especially when it’s windy or when I just came out of the restroom with toilet paper stuck to my shoes.
    3. Thou shalt not take my name in vain, fake news media, but feel free all thou want, Fox News!
    4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy for a few rounds of golf. Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but don’t hesitate to take as much executive time as thou wish.
    5. Honor thy father and thy mother, especially thy father if he was a KKK sympathizer and if he gives thou a few hundred million in inheritance.
    6. Thou shalt not kill, but thou can try to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and see what happens.
    7. Thou shalt commit adultery – a lot!
    8. Thou shalt steal, especially from thy contractors and thy foundation, and thou shalt approve of other dictators stealing territory from neighbors.
    9. Thou shalt bear false witness against thy neighbor and non-neighbor alike 20-30 times a day.
    10. Thou shalt covet not only thy neighbor’s wife but also thy own daughter.

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  35. iconoclast

    August 24, 2019 8:59 pm

    The Dchbag in Chief may have not read the Bible, but he had a volume of Hitler's speeches on his night stand for a while according to his ex-wife, Ivana.

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  36. Andrian & Adryan

    August 25, 2019 1:35 am

    We live in Australia and for some reason, change PM’s on average about once a year. I’m glad the American’s aren’t like us, we love Trump – we’re even thinking of cancelling our Netflix & Stan accounts.

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  37. Mi ke

    August 25, 2019 6:25 am

    Paula White is a disgusting piece of crap, almost as despicable as Trump!
    I'd like rub warm turd in her face! 🤔🐷💩

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  38. Fran 76 Clucas

    August 25, 2019 6:38 pm

    If he knew what is actually IN the bible he would be shaking in his boots…….bur I don't dis him for two Corinthian's…that is how we say it here in UK and Oz….please, dis him for REAL sh*t he does and says….

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  39. Zaraki Kon

    August 26, 2019 4:52 am

    Drumpf doesn't believe in God because his Ego is Too big for that. He's a supporter of the Guy down under though. Seeing as he sold his Soul to him ages ago.

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  40. LaGuan Hayes

    August 27, 2019 4:29 am

    Well, her lips were borrowed from an African-American…which are far more convincing than the hack job she did with the idioms. I'm African-American with a far worse command of jive talk. Believe me, I gave up trying my shtick when in the hood, the hizzy, sipping Hennessy, passing blunts in between knocking boots.

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  41. freedom1234573

    August 27, 2019 6:01 am

    I hope the millenials get rid of our religious confidence men tax credit. Make these fuckers work a day in their life

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  42. Elaine Johnson

    August 29, 2019 12:23 pm

    I wonder if God likes his 12,000 lies, coveting his neighbor's things, cheating on his wife, having divorced twice, taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich, ripping children away from their parents and putting children in cages, etc…

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  43. Linda Chapman

    August 29, 2019 6:54 pm

    I have never read the bible either. But that doesn't matter..Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior..i do read about the things i want to learn online…and i never go to church… It's not my thing

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  44. David Edwards

    September 1, 2019 8:43 pm

    Honestly Donald?
    You worship tRump and money.
    Love your country…and love your God (and we could all see that was an afterthought added on). But in reality…it is love your God FIRST, then you can love other things, although I don't remember the Bible telling me to love my country.

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  45. Great White

    September 4, 2019 9:33 am

    your "bible" is the worst written book ever. your god advocates slavery, instructions on beating your slaves, killing other tribes but taking the little girls for sex slaves, killing gays, murdering children if they are unruly etc etc. it is F'd up. and if you preach it, you also are F'd up.

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  46. Exterioris-vallem

    September 4, 2019 2:04 pm

    "I think god is the ultimate"
    So well spoken, I could cry!
    Btw, the chance of a god existing, is so infinitesimally small it's really not worth considering..

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  47. Myron Helton

    September 5, 2019 1:33 am

    Seth is  a rich lying bast  paid off by rich foreignors who wants the U.S. for nothing. He thinks he can brainwash a few retards in his laughing audience to vote democrat. He thinks he can get a few retard republicans laughing in his audience to for a demonrat. He pretends he cares about the retarded laughers, but in reality he thinks that they're a bunch of retarded fools

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  48. John Levasseur

    September 7, 2019 5:55 pm

    There has to be something wrong with this guys head !! He’s so fake !! And the biggest bullshitter in the history of man kind he bullshit his way to the presidents office wow !!

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