Wednesday, September 28th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Adam McManus
Polls Say Trump Won Presidential Debate
Eighty million Americans watched Monday night’s presidential debate. Who won the debate? Drudge Report’s online poll said Trump won, and a Time.com survey put Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by 4 points with 1.3 million votes cast. CNBC and Breitbart’s polls also pointed to Trump as the winner. In the debate, Trump pointed to the national debt and government waste as a problem, and Clinton blamed Trump for government shortfalls.
Trump: “I have a great company. I have a tremendous income. And the reason I say that is not in a braggadocious way, it’s because it’s about time that this country had somebody running it that had an idea about money. We are a serious debtor nation. And we are a country that needs new roads, new tunnels, new bridges, new airports, new schools, new hospitals. And we don’t have the money because it’s been squandered on so many of your ideas.”
Clinton: “And maybe it’s because you haven’t paid a federal income tax in a lot of years.”
When the moderator asked whether Trump would release his tax returns, Trump offered one of his best zingers of the evening.
“I will release my tax returns, against my lawyers’ wishes, when she releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted.”
Clinton: “I made a mistake using a private email.”
Trump: “That’s for sure.”
Clinton: “And if I had to do it over again, I would obviously do it differently.”
Trump: “Okay. That was not a mistake. That was done purposefully.”
Clinton: “I have a feeling that by the end of this evening I’ll be blamed for everything that’s ever happened.”
Trump: “Why not?”
Clinton: “Why not? Yeah, why not?”
Debate Moderator Challenges Trump Six Times and Clinton None
The unbiased media wasn’t all that unbiased during the debate. By the Washington Examiner‘s count, Trump was challenged by moderator Lester Holt from NBC at least six times on his answers Monday night, but not a single follow-up question for Hillary Clinton during the 90-minute debate.
76 Percent of White Working-Class Evangelical Voters Would Consider Voting for Trump
76 percent of white, working-class, and evangelical Christian voters would consider voting for Donald Trump, according to a new CNN poll. 60 percent of the demographic believe that America’s “better days are in the past” and that the country is less Christian that it was.
But. . . “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Bill Potter Compares Donald Trump and Theodore Roosevelt
With 40 days and counting until the presidential election on November 8th, Christian historian Bill Potter with www.LandmarkEvents.org compares the two major candidates with two previous presidents. In tomorrow’s World View, Potter examines Hillary Clinton; today, he compares Donald Trump to Teddy Roosevelt.
“He’s like Teddy Roosevelt. He is bold and brash. He’s a New Yorker. He has that knock-you-over-if-you-disagree with me, aggressive attitude. Theodore Roosevelt was like that when he was on the stump and when he was giving a speech. You know — ‘My way or the highway’ kind of character. He was powerful. He was dramatic. There are certain parallels maybe in his approach to rhetoric.”
But Potter notes two primary differences between Roosevelt and Trump.
“Theodore Roosevelt had a very strong Christian frame of reference, and he was a family man. He had a sound marriage that lasted his entire life. He lived the life he talked about. It wasn’t just empty rhetoric. I see that as a contrast with Trump.”
And Potter notes the other primary difference between Trump and Teddy Roosevelt was that Roosevelt had tremendous political experience, hardly an outsider.
“He was a vigorous man with lots of political experience. He had served in four or five other offices including governor of New York and Vice President before he became president. So in terms of being able to deal with domestic policy and foreign policy, Theodore Roosevelt had few men to compete with that had his experience.”
Iraqi Parliament Votes Against New Christian Province
The Iraqi Parliament voted against a new Christian province in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain, reports Rudaw, a Kurdish media network. 75,000 Christians from Mosul, Iraq have found refuge in this area, increasingly desperate for a safe space of their own following two years of onslaught by ISIS.
Pastor in Scotland Asks UK to Pressure Pakistan to Stop Abduction of Christians
Christians are being abducted and forcibly converted to Islam against their will in Pakistan . . . where they only make up two percent of the 200 million population. The Rev. Dr. Russell Barr of the Church of Scotland is asking the United Kingdom to put pressure on Pakistani authorities to stop the abuse.
Trial of Sudanese Pastors Facing Possible Death Sentence Postponed
The trial of two Sudanese pastors who face possible execution has been postponed until next month, reports Christian Today. The pastors had provided $5,000 of medical help to a man injured in a 2013 protest.
ISIS Will Probably Use Chemical Weapons Against Iraqi Forces in Mosul
A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that Islamic State militants are “dead set” on using chemical weapons and will likely try to use them against Iraqi forces as they prepare its siege on Mosul, reports Fox News. The U.S. has provided more than 50,000 gas masks to Iraq – 40,000 going to Iraq security forces.
Jay Sekulow Says Iran and Russia Are Forming Alliance to Conquer the World
One major Christian leader says Iran and Russia are forming an “unholy alliance” to destabilize the world, spread Sharia Law, and seize power for themselves. That’s the contention of Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, and the author of the new book Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World.
Proverbs 28:15 says, “Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.”
In an interview on CBN, Sekulow maintained that while America still needs to have a strong military, “we can never lose hope that we serve the King of kings. He is on the throne, not the Ayatollah of Iran.”
Gary Bauer Thinks Trump Held His Own in Debate
Gary Bauer of Campaign for Working Families thought Donald Trump, a businessman, held his own in the debate Monday night against Hillary Clinton, a career politician who has “participated in dozens of debates as a Senate candidate and as a two-time presidential contender.”
Bauer noted that “Trump reiterated that America is on the edge of an abyss and that Hillary Clinton is part of the problem. Because of the failed policies of career politicians like Clinton, America is $20 trillion in debt, our manufacturing base has been gutted, race relations are deteriorating, crime is rising and after eight years of Obama/Clinton foreign policies the world is a far more dangerous place.
Terminated Wells Fargo Employees File Class Action Suit
Wells Fargo may well have fired 5,200 low-level employees since 2011 for opening fake accounts in an attempt to boost the bank’s stock price, but CNN Money reports that at least six of those terminated employees have just filed a class action suit on Monday contending that they were actually fired for refusing to open fake accounts.
Representative Debbie Dingell Fails to Name Any Major Foreign Policy Achievement of Clinton’s
CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Democrat Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan, a Clinton surrogate, to name the nominee’s primary foreign policy achievement while Secretary of State. She seemed flummoxed.
Dingell said, “You know, she was a good Secretary, she was an outstanding Secretary of State. She worked on issues from one side of the world to the other. She got on that plane and she brought people together. And in the Middle East, it’s one of the most volatile regions of the country. I know it because I’m living in Dearborn, Michigan which has the largest population of Muslims.”
Rep. Dingell went on to say that Clinton has the trust and respect of the world’s leaders. Needless to say, she failed to name a major foreign policy achievement of the Democratic presidential nominee.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.