While he is not, himself, a religious person, Donald Trump is often surrounded by those who work in faith. Evangelical support is extremely important to the President’s electability in states located in the South and the Mid-West.
Paula White is one of those faith leaders that has attached herself to the President. She is also quite controversial as she often enriches herself through the prosperity gospel. During a recent sermon, White told congregants that it is more important to send her church money than it is to pay their electric bill.
White is known for bombastic statements. During a June 2019 Trump rally, she said, “let every demonic network who has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus!”
The money requesting sermon was unearthed by Mother Jones. According to the news source, White told parishioners, “Instead of writing [that check] to the house of God as I’m instructed to, then what I’m saying spiritually is, ‘FPL (Florida Power and Light), I have now established a spiritual law that put you first.’ So, FPL, save my family, FPL, deliver my drug addicted son. FPL, kill this cancer that doctors say is in my body.”
In January, Donald Trump gave White an official White House job working in the Office of Public Liaison.