If you want to know what someone really believes on any topic, catch them on the golf course. That’s just what David Brody, political correspondent for CBN just did. His surprise encounter with Donald Trump, on one of his golf courses, lasted just a couple of minutes. He asked Trump, “What do you believe about God?” Trump’s answer may surprise you.
“Well, I’d say God is the ultimate,” said the GOP presumptive nominee for president. “You know, you look at this . . . here we are on the Pacific Ocean. How did I ever own this?”
Trump went on to explain how he obtained the golf course by making a “great deal” and how he wants to basically do the same thing for America. “Make great deals” is his mantra. “I plan to make great deals for America,” he continued.
Mr. Trump then rambled a bit. “We have to . . . we have to bring it back, but God is the ultimate. I mean God created this, and here’s the Pacific Ocean right behind us. So nobody, no thing, no there’s nothing like God.”
In a blog for CBN, Brody pointed out that Trump’s answer lacked the “biblically thorough” expertise we hear from the likes of challengers Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz. “The question evangelical voters are going to have to decide on is whether they are comfortable enough with Trump’s faith and the way he expresses it, or are they looking for something deeper in a candidate from a faith perspective?”
His point was that some evangelicals might be turned off by Trump’s lack of biblical knowledge. With that said, Trump’s poll numbers suggest that if anything, most evangelicals appreciate Trump’s down-to-earth approach toward their religion.
Brody summed up his feelings after his brief encounter. “All his other attributes – strength, deal making, success as a businessman and lack of political correctness – make him quite appealing to the ‘I’m sick and tired’ evangelical voters who aren’t looking for a Bible expert, but rather a fighter. Trump may not be the perfect cookie cutter candidate for them, but his bravado and pattern of success has them seriously thinking about it,” he concluded.
You never know who you’re going to run into on the golf course. I’m more of a putt-putt guy. If my crack research team can locate any putt-putt courses owned by Donald Trump, I’m there.