The 2016 primary and election season was a turbulent time for many conservatives like me. Donald Trump’s entry into the race was traumatizing as we watched him and his supporters set the stage for what we expected to be a disastrous defeat in the general election. Well, we were—I was—WRONG. Trump defied all predictions and came out the winner.
My Conversion in Two Stages
I first jumped on the Trump train the night he received the GOP nomination. Laura Ingraham’s speech really fired me up. When she spoke of Trump riding on a white horse to save the day, something deep inside made me want that to be true. It was a night of reflection and repentance. But deep in my heart I thought we would lose by a landslide.
The second level of conversion began when a friend introduced me to Lance Wallnau, author of “God’s Chaos Candidate.” Lance is an outspoken Christian leader with a prophetic gift who claims God told him Trump would be elected and will be used by God as a “Wrecking Ball” to the “Spirit of Political Correctness” that has been strangling our country. After listening to Lance, I sat back with a curious confidence that if God was in this, it couldn’t fail. On election day morning I took a selfie in front of the pond on our property and posted it with the caption “Drain the Swamp.”
I joked on Facebook that day that my 11 year old son, who gravitated to Trump from day one (though he said we need ‘to pray for Trump so he will know Jesus’) was my canary in the coal mine. And was he ever! The victory that night was SWEET!
Since election day my conversion to Trump has grown daily ever since as I have watched this president move forward with an impressive string of good policy moves and exhibit a spine of steel in spite of the constant barrage of hostile media. If we measure a president’s success by the degree to which his enemies on the far left complain about him, then Donald Trump is taking his place alongside Reagan as a conservative icon of super-hero proportions.
Below I have included a clip from Lance Wallnau and the Laura Ingraham speech at the GOP convention.