"I have never conceded," said former President Donald J. Trump in interviews with Fox News and Real America's Voice. These words came in response to a question about the hotly contested election that took place nearly seven months ago, in which he earned nearly 80 million votes.
Trump made it clear that the direction of the country over the last several months has pained him: "It is sadly Bernie Sanders times 10, and what is happening to our nation from the border situation to the way the world is eating our lunch to the attack on faith, on life and our very values—it is very sad."
Nearly 70% of Republicans believe strongly the election was stolen, and a stunning 30% believe Trump will be reinstated as president by August, following the dramatic forensic audits beginning in key battleground states.
Trump also spoke clearly about his relationships with Christians. "Evangelicals and Christians generally, what is going on with this administration is not what they talked about during the debates," he said. "Christians are feeling that way very strongly and are now seeing the very things we were warning them on. I was fortunate to be able to get three Supreme Court justices, over 300 judges that nobody thought would happen. Very few have done what I have done for Christians."
"I am close to the vice president, but I am very disappointed with him because he had the opportunity to do something at that critical moment when the unverified state reports were coming in, which has been overwhelmingly confirmed by recent events," Trump said of former Vice President Mike Pence and the election certification. "If he had done the right thing, there would have been a different outcome."
The ever-positive president, who grew up under the influence of his faith-filled mother and the ministry of Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking and pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, was full of hope. "Of course I am disappointed with what happened ... Second guessing does no good, but stay tuned," he said, referring to the possibility of returning to office in August. "I am not involved, but with the unprecedented cheating that is coming out, I am leaving it to others—stay tuned."
For believers, who make up the majority of the 80 million, hope is in the air, and as the Scripture says, "But as for you, you intended to harm me, but God intended it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many lives" (Gen. 50:20). This coincides with the words of Stephen Strang, bestselling author of the upcoming book, God and Cancel Culture, who says, "We must be like the gentle Jesus even as we fight battles for the soul of our nation."
Amir George directs The World Helpline at theworldhelpline.org.
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