We noted back in March that CNSNews.com was creeping further toward WorldNetDaily territory by forwarding the idea that President Trump's election was divinely ordained. It leaned into that much more after Trump's appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Managing editor Michael W. Chapman kicked things off with the blaring headline "Trump: 'We Pray That THIS Nation, OUR Home' Will be Blessed by the 'Eternal GLORY OF GOD!'" He further gushed that "In his remarks for the service and worship at the White House for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, President Donald Trump stressed that Americans place 'our hope in the hands of our Creator' and pray that that "these United States" will be blessed by the goodness, grace, and 'eternal glory of God.'" Sadly, Chapman probably thinks that Trump actually believes what he spouted.
Melanie Arter laid it on even thicker in a companion piece suggesting that, through the words of the rabbi at the California synagogue victimized by a shooter, Trump has the power of spiritual healing:
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway told President Donald Trump on Thursday that the president was the first person to begin healing him following the shooting last week at the synagogue that claimed the life of one of his parishioners and injured three others.
During the National Day of Prayer service in the White House Rose Garden, Goldstein said he “faced evil and the worst darkness of all time” when a gunman opened fire on him and others during Passover service on Saturday.
“If something good could come out of this terrible, terrible, horrific event, let us bring back a moment of silence to our public school system,” he said. The rabbi thanked the United States and Trump.
“Mr. President, when you called me, I was at home weeping. You were the first person who began my healing. You heal people in their worst of times, and I’m so grateful for that. You have helped me bring great honor to Mrs. Lori Kaye of blessed memory – a 60-year-old dear friend of our congregation. I’ve known her for 25 years,” he said.
Finally, CNS published a column by Alveda King, who fully went there by rhapsodizing that "God has placed America on a path to redemption" through the election of Trump:
May history always remember the day the president of The United States humbly acknowledged God our Creator at the annual National Day of Prayer on May 2, 2019. My heart was filled with love for humanity, faith for a gloriously transformed nation, and hope for a better day there in the Rose Garden of the White House yesterday.
The sincere prayers of our vice president and our first lady set the tone for the impactful message delivered by America’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump. As the president spoke, tears filled my eyes, and during the lovely worship song, I heard myself resounding along with many gathered there: HALLELUJAH!
President Trump reaffirmed “In God we Trust” in so many ways. His strengthening of America’s religious freedom, his affirmation of the sanctity of life from the womb to the tomb, his compassion for those burdened by the opioid crisis – all of which are powerfully blanketed in prayer by those in support of the POTUS agenda – is so very encouraging.
When Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein called President Trump a healer, the resounding amens from among those gathered reminded me of the need of a great awakening. President Trump recently said he believes in redemption. Indeed, God has placed America on a path to redemption.
The Spirit of the Living God is upon many of us, evident in the POTUS delivery on promises of criminal justice reform, economic assistance for everyone, sanctity of life, compassionate humanitarian intervention and so much more.
If King really things that trump does anything humbly, she is sadly mistaken.