Franklin Graham: The media didn’t understand the ‘God-factor’ in Trump’s win
Evangelist Franklin Graham said that prayer — and God’s answer to it — helped Donald Trump and Mike Pence pull off “the biggest political upset of our lifetime.”
Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, said he has traveled across the United States this year, holding prayer meetings at each state capitol. “I could sense going across the country that God was going to do something this year,” Graham told The Washington Post. “And I believe that at this election, God showed up.”
On Thursday, a day after Trump was elected to become the nation’s 45th president, Graham said God had answered their prayers.
“Did God show up?” he wrote on Facebook. “In watching the news after the election, the secular media kept asking ‘How did this happen?’ ‘What went wrong?’ ‘How did we miss this?’ Some are in shock. Political pundits are stunned. Many thought the Trump/Pence ticket didn’t have a chance. None of them understand the God-factor.” …
Graham said he did not endorse any candidate and that his prayer rallies were not political in nature; however, he said, he knows Trump and Pence and that the two are good men.
“But you have to judge a person by the people they surround themselves with,” he said. “My hope and prayer is that President Trump will surround himself with good, strong Christian men and women. We need to unite people in this country.”
In the weeks that have followed the election, I am very please to see how Donald Trump and Mike Pence are moving forward to “Make America Great Again.” May God bless them and each American as we journey together!