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Saturday, December 2, 2017
WND Wavers on Thanking God for Trump
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Should WorldNetDaily readers thank God for the elction of Donald Trump? WND itself has wavered on the subject.

Richard Bartholomew noticed that a promo for WND's new state-media campaign to get readers to send thank-you cards to Trump originally read "Thank God for Donald Trump's first year" but was later changed to "Give thanks for Donald Trump's first year." The wavering was odd, given that WND has profusely credited divine intervention for Trump's election.

But over the next few days, WND apparently decided there wasn't enough God in its thank-you campaign. As a Nov. 26 article explains:

When founder Joseph Farah created the program that allows Americans to send the president an e-card thanking him for his accomplishments, he noticed right away a preference among the six optional messages.

People were more than enthused about a simple statement of faith, “Praying for your continued success! May the Lord bless you and keep you.”

About half of all participants in the program were choosing that message for the president.

So when the booming program faced expansion, the next step was entirely logical.

“I noticed that the most popular choice early on was the one and only card that had a strong spiritual hook,” said Joseph Farah, the inspiration behind the campaign. “So, I asked our creative director to help me come up with three more card choices – two of which have a spiritual tone. Now everyone has more choices. Anyone can see how popular each one is, because we keep score publicly for you.”

(Note that WND manages to credit Farah twice in five paragraphs for having created this.)

So, anyway, WND now has cards that read "Thank God for the Trump miracle" ...

... and another that says "You are proof that God answers the prayers of his children."

WND still has not addressed the possibility that God sent Trump as a warning and not a blessing.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:09 AM EST

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