Donald Trump campaigns at Las Vegas church as congregation blesses him with ‘second wind’ for re-election

President tells congregation: 'We are telling you, you better get out because we have a group on the other side who doesn't agree with us’

Alex Woodward
New York
Monday 19 October 2020 09:07 BST
Las Vegas church prays for Trump's re-eleciton
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A Las Vegas church congregation raised its hands above Donald Trump to pray for a “second wind” for his re-election as the president campaigned in Nevada on Sunday.

The president stood at the front of the stage at the International Church of Las Vegas, where pastors Pasqual Urrabaz and Denise Goulet prophesied and delivered a blessing to him.

“At 4.30, the Lord said to me, ‘I am going to give your president a second wind,’" said pastor Denise Goulet, alluding to the president’s recent hospitalisation for the coronavirus.

She said: "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."

Pastor Urrabaz said that “there might have been a little bit of a setback, but that was nothing — it was a setup for the comeback, a double win.

Invoking members of the Trump family and his administration, the pastor said that “everyone that's connected to you is going to go into a winning era".

“We’re saying there’s an army, and we’ll take this to the end,” Pastor Goulet said, moments before the crowd erupted in cheers to bless the president.

Pastor Marc Goulet called on the congregation to “release a blessing” on the Trumps and to “remove all the arrows that have been put against him”.

Following the service, the president appeared onstage to speak to the congregation.

“I go to many churches and I love going to churches ,” he said. “We are with you 100 per cent. We are telling you you better get out because we have a group on the other side who doesn't agree with us. We happen to be right.”

Pastor Marc Goulet said his service wasn’t “being political”.

“The Bible says give honor to whom honor is due,” he said. “I'm honoring our president right now because he's done the right thing.”

The president appeared at the church in October 2016 in the weeks leading up to that year’s presidential election as he campaigned for support among Evangelical Christians and other church groups.

Joe Biden, the president’s Democratic rival, attended Delaware’s St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine, which he attends nearly every Sunday.

His son Beau Biden, who died following a brain cancer diagnosis in 2015, is buried in its connected cemetery. The former vice president and his wife Jill Biden visited the grave after the service.

If elected, Mr Biden would be the first Catholic president in the US since John F Kennedy.

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