Paula White says Trump asked her what God thought about his presidential run

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump's spiritual adviser, televangelist Paula White-Cain, said Friday that he asked her for God's opinion when considering a possible 2011 presidential run.

White-Cain, the president of Paula White Ministries and senior pastor of City of Destiny Church in Florida, addressed a group of Christian conservative activists gathered at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference at the Washington Hilton. She for years served as a close spiritual adviser to Trump and helped lead the Evangelical advisory committee during his presidency in 2016.

She told the audience that her relationship with Trump dates back more than two decades and that their first conversation happened long before the real estate mogul and TV personality even started thinking about politics.

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She said Trump “started repeating to me almost verbatim the Value of Vision from the three sermons.”

“At the end of it, he said, 'You've got the it factor.' And I said, 'Oh lord, we call that the anointing,'” White-Cain recalled.

“At that moment, I really felt that the Lord said, 'show him who I am,'” she added. “So for 24 years, I was in his life and had the great privilege to really be his pastor.”

White-Cain recounted a time in 2011 when Trump contacted her and told her he didn't “like the way this country is going” and that he was thinking about running for president. She said Trump asked her for her thoughts.

“I told him what I thought,” she said. “And then he turned around, and he said, 'Well, what does God say?'

After praying with dozens of her friends, White-Cain delivered an answer to Trump.

“I said, 'Sir … you're going to be president one day.'”

White-Cain described how a tear streamed down her face as she warned him, “I hate the price you're going to pay.”

She concluded that her prediction was correct, reflecting on the “price that this man, his family and … many of us paid.”

While Trump decided against running for president in 2012, he called White-Cain two years later and declared his intention to seek the presidency.

“I'll be president, and you'll be faith director,” White-Cain said.

White decided the “price” was worth it as she looked back on the policies of the Trump administration, where she had “the great honor of being President Trump's advisor on faith initiative and opportunity.”

White-Cain was among those who decried Trump's recent conviction on charges of falsifying business records. She called it “a sad day for all Americans as we watched firsthand the judicial system armed to go after President Trump for political gain.”

“God bless you, my longtime friend, President Trump, and God bless all of us who stand for justice!” she tweeted in May.

In her speech at the Road to Majority summit, White-Cain lamented the current state of affairs in the United States, claiming that religious freedom is “under attack like never before in our lifetime.”

White-Cain slammed President Joe Biden for reversing 18 pro-life policies enacted by the Trump administration as well as “more than 12 religious freedom and liberty” policies during his first year in office. She also condemned the arrest of pro-life activist Mark Houck by federal law enforcement agencies for protesting outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

While White-Cain noted that “he was acquitted on all counts,” she pointed to Houck's arrest as “the beginning of a disturbing trend by the FBI targeting people of faith.” She cited the memo circulated within the FBI's Richmond Field Office warning of the threat posed by “radical traditionalist Catholics” as another example.

White-Cain ended her address by describing the ideology of the Biden administration as “against God, against our faith” and vowing to the audience that “we will stop it come November.”


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