More than two months ago at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump declared that "we're saying 'Merry Christmas' again!" to a round of raucous applause.
Incidentally, in the very next sentence of that speech, the president said Congress was working toward a Christmas gift for "America's hard-working families" through "massive tax cuts"—one of the many Trump administration goals that is currently becoming a reality.
Stephen E. Strang, best-selling author of the new book, God and Donald Trump,,says President Trump has kept yet another of his promises, immersing Americans in the Christmas spirit again as he and First Lady Melania Trump focus on this Christ-centered holiday from the White House. Trump was, Strang said, one of the few in recent memory who engaged with voters by shunning the politically correct ways others had embraced.
"While Donald Trump never said anything about wanting to change the American culture, his attacks on 'political correctness' and his insistence on restoring the freedom to say 'Merry Christmas' endeared him to the audiences on his tours," Strang wrote in God and Donald Trump. "After the election, many Christians and other supporters of traditional American values began to think that President Trump might be favorable to any grassroots movement that sought to make America 'morally' great once again.
"Thanks mainly to the candidate's very intentional outreach to evangelical and charismatic pastors, Trump and his advisers understood the concerns of conservative Christians who feel they have been marginalized by the left-leaning secular culture, and Trump's son spoke to those concerns just two days before the election," Strang added.
According to a story in LifeZette.com, the news site of Fox News host Laura Ingraham, which Strang also details in God and Donald Trump, Donald Jr. told a church congregation in Virginia on Nov. 6, 2016, that Christians "shouldn't be afraid to express our faith, or say 'Merry Christmas,' or stand for our right to free exercise of our religious rights. These sacred rights are in jeopardy now by politicians who defended the status quo of decline for decades."
In God and Donald Trump, Strang gives an inside look at the journey to the Trump White House through firsthand interviews and perspectives from those who were intimately involved. The book was recently ranked No. 25 on the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Best-Sellers Top 50 list, as well as No. 24 on the ECPA Non-Fiction list, for December 2017.
Strang is an award-winning journalist and successful businessman who began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. He later founded a Christian publishing house and media company while interviewing and writing about nearly every Christian leader in the country over the past four decades.
God and Donald Trump is published by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians, including 14 New York Times best-sellers.
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