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Right-Wing Pastor Declares Trump Will Win Again Because He’s the ‘Apple of God’s Eye’

Somehow it seems appropriate that if President Donald Trump attended church, it would be the International Church of Las Vegas, which is indeed where he was Sunday, where pastor Denise Goulet prophesied that he’ll win a second presidential term because he is “the apple of [God’s] eye,” Right Wing Watch reports.

If that’s the case then God must be blind because Trump has done some pretty horrible things that a kind or loving God would deem evil. Detaining innocent children in detention centers where some have died. Allowing at least 225,214 Americans to die on his watch. Knee-capping press freedoms by relentlessly attacking journalists for telling the truth. You know, things like that.

But these actions are lost on Goulet who claimed God dropped the news of Trump’s impending reelection early that morning.

“At 4:30 the Lord said to me ‘I am going to give your president a second win,” Goulet explained. “Now, this has three meanings. A win that you will be the president again. And win that when an athlete is running a marathon, there’s such a thing as a second win (what the hey?) where you come to a point where you have no energy … and you feel you have no strength, but all of a sudden, the lungs of this athlete has been trained in high altitude, [and] the athlete is able to get so much energy to at least finish the marathon.”

I don’t know if WordPress has emoticons but we sure could use the laugh emoticon here. This analogy is weirdly, bizarrely ridiculous. Donald Trump, athlete, and marathon are words that do not belong in the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence together. He’s a man who can’t even stand to get out of his own golf cart and walk the links, so her comments are muy pendejo.

But Goulet doesn’t understand that and sallies on.

“This is what the Lord [sic] saying,” she says. “He says he has made your lungs, your body, your spirit, your strength, he has made it in such a way that you have been trained in such high-pressured places in the last four years — and even before that — and the Lord said, ‘He is ready for the next four years, and I am giving him a second win.’ Do you understand that?”

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Here’s the part where Right Wing Watch notes:

“Apparently not realizing the term for this phenomenon is “second wind,” not “second win,” Goulet then asserted that the term “second wind” meant that Trump was about to receive “another infilling of the Holy Spirit.” (Insert second laugh emoticon here.)

Then she added:

“And there’s also this, a second wind if you add  ‘d’ it’s the Holy Spirit,” Goulet explained. “And the Lord showed me today that you are coming to get a second wind, another infilling of the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit makes you able to finish. Take this to the end, Mr. President. And then he said to me that you were the apple of his eye — that’s what we are, friends, we’re the apple of his eye — and that he’s protecting you like he is protecting the ancient foundations of our nation. God wants to be in the middle of our nation.”

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at and Facebook at


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