How White Evangelicals Won the 2016 Election

February 25, 2017

He is brash, uncompromising, direct and has no sense, whatsoever, of political correctness. He is convinced he is right and isn’t afraid to publicly proclaim it. Some argue that he, as much as any other human being, helped win the 2016 presidential election. I am speaking, of course, about David Lane, the man the New York Times refers to as the Field Marshal of the Evangelical Army.


David Lane

Of course this was Donald Trump’s victory and not many others can compete with what he himself achieved, against all odds and expectations. And of the supporting players there are many other architects that come before David Lane. There is the brilliant strategist, Steve Bannon, the wordsmith Kelleyanne Conway, the son-in-law, Jared Kushner. There is the early work, too easily forgotten, of Corey Lewandowski. Most of all, there is the steady hand at the helm, of Reince Priebus.

Then there is the day, years ago, when Donald Trump sat discouraged in his Tower, and a perky, attractive, Florida, televangelist named Paula White came on the screen.


Paula White

Trump was missing his old, positive preacher, Norman Vincent Peale. “Gosh, your’e terrific,” said Trump. He flew her to New York and she eventually showed him the Evangelical world.

“You know, I’ve been married three times,” the sinner Donald Trump admitted to the preacher. “Me too,” answered the preacher. They became unlikely friends.

I tell all of their stories in my new book, GAME OF THORNS: Inside the 2016 Clinton-Trump election contest.  But the short snippet of David Lane’s story is one of my favorites.

He did not start out supporting Donald Trump. In fact, he didn’t start out supporting anybody. He focused on organizing Evangelicals to be participants in the process, regardless of who won the nomination. He arranged for any candidate to meet and interact with Evangelical Christians.

In the process, over a 17 year period, he built an effective ground game of pastors and activists. And Lane achieved something more. He united the Evangelical leaders in a way that their competing trade organization and rival denominations could not. Lane just kept coming at them, letting petty jealousies and competition roll off him like water off a duck’s back. He became the Movement’s common denominator.

The numbers are stark. The Democrats built their coalition with Muslims, 1% of the U.S. population, African Americans, 12.9% and Hispanics, 17.6% But they virtually staked the Republicans the Catholic vote, 22% and the White Evangelical vote, 26%.

Only months before the election, the Catholic and Evangelical vote was up for grabs. Major leaders in both camps were openly sympathetic to Hillary Clinton. But leaked Democratic emails had Clinton’s staff ridiculing Catholics and derisively dismissing the Evangelicals. They spoke openly about a post-election plan to co-opt the Catholic Church and change its doctrines, a “Catholic Spring.”

When Bill Clinton insisted that Hillary speak at Notre Dame University for St. Patrick’s Day, her arrogant campaign staff laughed. When President Barack Obama warned that they were leaving Evangelical votes on the table, they dismissed his concerns as last minute jitters.

When the Access Hollywood tape emerged, Evangelical Christians rose up in righteous indignation. A student body president at one of their major universities declared that they could vote “down ballot” and ignore the presidential race. But evangelical leader, Tony Perkins, reminded the believers that the next president would pick the Supreme Court. Most agreed and quietly sat back down.


Tony Perkins

The coup de grace came in the final week. With Trump behind 14 points in some polls, the Hillary Clinton campaign pulled out all the stops and paraded a long list of Hollywood celebrities across the stage at her rallies and urged them to get out the vote on television sitcoms and in specially produced, star studded, YouTubes.

Using the F -word and taking God’s name in vain, the celebrities urged the undecided Catholics and Evangelicals to fall into line and vote for Hillary.

The celebrity talking points all seemed to reflect the same refrain. Trump was hateful, they said. He used foul language. He was racist. But communicating that message with hateful, foul, racist language was more effective to audiences in California and New York City than to audiences in the toss up states, where the election would be decided.

It was not clear how the Clinton campaign expected these entertainers to move voters. Would they use the name of Mohammed as a curse word in a video to appeal to Muslims?


Clinton vs. Trump

On November 4, 2016, a gaggle of celebrities gathered to create a video urging America to get out and vote. Referring to Trump as “garbage” and comparing him to Hitler, they sang, “Jesus f-ing Christ / Holy f-ing shit / you’ve got to vote.”

“If this video motivates one person,” the actress Rachel Bloom said, “especially in a swing state, to just get out there, then it will have been worth it. I just personally didn’t want to say I did nothing. I wanted to say I tried.”

She certainly did. White Evangelicals voted 81% for Donald Trump.

The insider book about Trump and Clinton and the war with the media

February 25, 2017

Pre-Order GAME OF THORNS now !
This is the inside account of the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
From Trump Tower to Hillary Clinton’s campaign plane. The story you can’t find on YouTube.
– On the campaign plane with Clinton, certain of victory, popping champagne.
– Bushes and Clinton’s collaborate early and then betray each other.
– That moment, earlier in life, Trump, all alone, weeps over his father’s death.
– Trump in despair after Access Hollywood, almost quits to let Mike Pence take over.
– An attractive, female televangelist give Trump the inside scoop on evangelicals.
Trump says, I’ve been married three times. Evangelist says, “Me too.”
– Clinton’s post election plan to co-op doctrine in the Catholic Church.
– Jim Comey’s decision after 27 year war between Hillary & FBI

Why the corporate media will now try to remove Trump.

It’s about China and money.

Shocking moments behind the scenes during the Trump-Clinton campaign.

February 24, 2017

My new book GAME OF THORNS will be released on Tuesday and it is a hoot. This is the story of the 2016 election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. If you’ve followed this election on YouTube and the mainstream media, you are definitely going to want to read this book and get it straight.


Clinton had plans for dealing with enemies

It takes you on-board the Hillary Clinton campaign jet, where they are popping the corks of Champagne bottles to celebrate their impending victory. It takes you to the despair at Trump Tower, were rumors spread that Donald Trump is going to start his own television network after he loses. Sean Hannity will be the host. You’ve got to read what they were saying in the Green Room at Fox News.

The book goes into detail about the Clinton IRS hit squads that were to come. Read how the Catholic Church will be co-opted, its doctrines liberated by a Clinton campaign to create a “Catholic Spring.” Learn about the plans for the future of the military chaplaincy.

One of my sources actually prepared a videotape in case he would become the target of assassination. The story of this tape and parts of the testimony broke on Drudge last night. It was published in the Daily Mail, you can read it here. But you will have to pre-order your book to read most of it.

The book give you the inside story of how President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton tried to reason with the Hillary Clinton campaign and how they refused the advise. This story broke in the Daily Caller and raised some eyebrows but no denials from the Obama or Clinton camp.

Read how political enemies were pushing a fake news story about Melania Trump.

Read how the Clinton’s and the Bushes colluded together and then broke apart and betrayed each other.


At first they helped each other out but eventually it broke apart.

Get the actual facts and evidence on how the media planned events and stories, working together with the Clinton campaign. And how deep their bias ran.

Be amazed at the arrogance of Clinton celebs who use profanity and sacrilegious language to try to persuade the undecided Catholics in the Rust Belt and evangelical Christians in the Southern States and the Florida panhandle to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Wonder at the Clinton campaign logic at the gathering of the rich and famous Clinton surrogates who meet on November 4, 2016, days before the election, to create a video urging America to get out and vote. Referring to Trump as “garbage” and comparing him to Hitler, they sang, “J*sus f_cking Chr*st / Holy f_cking sh*t / you’ve got to vote.”

“If this video motivates one person,” the actress Rachel Bloom said afterward, “especially in a swing state, to just get out there, then it will have been worth it. I just personally didn’t want to say I did nothing. I wanted to say I tried.”

Yes, she certainly did.

Hillary proudly embraced her celebrities onstage, that last weekend. They all wept in bewilderment when she lost.

And enjoy the stories of election night that can never be shown on YouTube. Inside Hillary’s suite at the Peninsula hotel, where shouts could be heard and glass shattered. I have five sources for that scene.

Hillary outspent the Donald, 5-3 in campaign funds, 6-1 in PAC money, including the largest funded PAC in American history. All the major banks and corporations backed her. Clinton paid staff outnumbered Trump’s 5-1.

Their ground games were incomparable. She had 960,000 volunteers on the ground his had evaporated after the Access Hollywood tape, like snow on a sunny day. Her digital team was led by the former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt. Trump asked his son-in-law to come up with something.


240 newspapers endorsed her candidacy. 19 backed Trump. The very day of the election, the  New York Times gave her 91% odds to win.

She was destined for greatness. She would be immortal. She would be compared to Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, and yet she would have more power than any of them ever had. She would instantly transcend other modern female leaders, such as Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel, because she would be running the world’s greatest superpower.

“Will you fire FBI Director James Comey?” she was asked repeatedly by staffers and donors, some only days before the election. She hadn’t decided, she would tell them. Comey would have to wait in suspense.

It is a great story, perhaps the greatest story of our lifetime. It is the GAME OF THORNS.

Donald Trump loves this female Judge

February 14, 2017

President Donald Trump and Judge Maryanne Barry, his sister.

Here’s one judge that Donald Trump loves. Federal Judge, Maryanne Barry, his older sister.

Judge Barry, is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was first appointed to the federal bench during the Reagan administration. The Clinton administration promoted her again.

In 2004, she was presented with a public service award by Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor.


Kick & JFK on the right.

Many presidents have had close relationships with a sister. It is almost eerie. Abraham Lincoln looked to Sarah. Her death broke his heart. John Kennedy was disconsolate when he lost his sister, and best friend, Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy. He vicariously thrilled with her adventures and they shared many secrets together.


President Jimmy Carter was close to his sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton.


The George H.W. Bush family.

When George and Barbara Bush called young George, Jr. out of school in Texas, and had him get into the car, to tell him that his sister, Robin had died, he was stunned. He had known that something was wrong. He had begged to play with her at Kennebunkport, Maine that summer but they kept them apart, fearing that young George would be too rough.

Now, weeks later in Texas, told that she had died, he kept repeating, in between sobs, “Why didn’t you tell me, why didn’t you tell me.” He had not been given the chance to say goodbye.

(Read All the Presidents Children.)

Thomas Jefferson’s sister, Martha, was widowed at a young age and spent much of her life at Monticello, running her brother’s estate.

President Rutherford B. Hayes was close to his sister, Fanny. As children, when one got sick, the other one nursed them back to health. Rutherford used to pull his sister around on a sled.

When President Chester Arthur’s wife died, his sister, Molly McElroy, had to step in as first lady, to run the White House and take care of his little girl.

Theodore Roosevelt’s sister, Anna Roosevelt Cowels, “Bamie,” was so talented that Alice Roosevelt once said that she should have been the president.

In the soon to be released book, GAME OF THORNS, you will read about President Donald Trump’s older sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.  When candidate Trump tangled with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, his big sister was there to reassure him. “Just be yourself.”

When the Access Hollywood tape was released, and all seemed lost, she and others counseled calm.

Journalists and television pundits are quick to point out that no president has ever had a sister serving as a judge. It’s true. But some have been close.

President George Washington’s nephew, Bushrod Washington, served on the Supreme Court.

President Zachary Taylor’s sister in law was the daughter of the famous Supreme Court Justice, John McLean.

President William Henry Harrison’s sister was married to a judge.

President John Tyler’s son in law was a judge. He became one of Tyler’s closest confidantes.

President James Buchanan’s brother was the US Attorney for Western Pennsylvania.

President John F. Kennedy’s brother was appointed Attorney General.

Then there is the big one. President William Howard Taft actually, later, became the tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

As you will learn in GAME OF THORNS, Donald Trump is close to his family members, that’s why his mind turned to them on the night he was declared the President –Elect.

“Truly, great people,” Trump told the nation, “I’ve got a great family.”


Sean Hannity, the Rodney Dangerfield of Network Anchors

February 12, 2017

“I get no respect.” – Rodney Dangerfield

Okay, it’s happened again so I’ve got to say something. Sean Hannity quizzed super attorney Jay Sekulow on the Hannity Show Friday night and solved the whole travel ban issue. It was a brilliant exchange. You can see it here.

So Saturday, all day, anchor after anchor and guest after guest all over television, repeated, line by line the issues of the travel ban, each coming to the same conclusions, although far less succinct than the brilliant Jay Sekulow.

They had on the illustrious former Harvard, law professor, Alan Dershowitz, and many other talented attorneys, one by one, guest by guest, they repeated the formula.


Doug & Myriam Wead and Joshua with Sean Hannity.

So did any of the anchors or experts even mention Friday night? And Hannity? And Sekulow? “As was enunciated last night…” Nooooo.

When he’s wrong, you’ll hear about it. But when he’s right, which is pretty systematically, night after night, Sean Hannity gets no respect.


Breaking news: President threatens journalist with violence !

February 9, 2017

If Americans haven’t already had enough, the President has now threatened a journalist with violence. The president’s crude remarks implied that he would injure the man’s genitals and smash his face. He also attacked the man’s ancestry.

This president already has the lowest approval rating of any other in American history. His profanity laced speeches and public comments have demeaned the office. And some of his crude private remarks, which have come to light, are deeply offensive to decent women and young ladies.

I am speaking, of course, about Harry S. Truman. Often ranked by historians as one of the greatest presidents in American history.

While the national media gives the impression that Donald J. Trump’s approval rating is at record lows, it is actually twice as high as Harry Truman’s low moment, which once dipped to 22%.

The media says that Trump’s contempt for them is dangerous and a threat to democracy, but it pales when compared to Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and even Bill Clinton. Both Truman and Clinton threatened physical violence against journalists in their time. Clinton threatened to punch William Safire in the face when he called his wife, Hillary Clinton, a congenital liar in a column in the New York Times.

Truman, like Trump, was incensed about how his daughter was being treated. Donald Trump saw Nordstrom’s drop her line of merchandise, their nod to the politically correct Leftists, who now berate the American people in street riots and entertaining YouTube messages filled with the F word.

President Harry Truman directed his anger at a music critic who panned his daughter, Margaret. But Truman was far more belligerent than Donald Trump. He called the writer, an “eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay.”

Said Truman, “It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you’re off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work.

“Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!

“Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you’ll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry.”


To be released: Feb. 28, 2017

Read GAME OF THORNS: Inside the Clinton-Trump campaigns of 2016.

History deprived journalists, some obvious products of the American public school system, without the advantages of a private education, which presidents and their children enjoy, are quick to label everything that Trump is doing as unprecedented and alarming. Which may reveal more about them than about Trump.

The only thing unprecedented is his non political way of running the office. Which is rather comforting to those of us who were hoping he wasn’t a politician.

Read GAME OF THORNS: Inside the Clinton-Trump campaigns of 2016.

And then there is the fact that he seems to be keeping his word. Now, that’s a switch from recent occupants of the White House.

How well we remember.”Read my lips no new taxes.”

Or, “I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky.”

Or, “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”

Or, “You can even keep your own doctor.”

No, Trump hasn’t threatened to punch anybody in the nose, like Truman. He doesn’t have a Fiddle and Faddle on staff to service his sexual needs as did allegedly, John F. Kennedy. He hasn’t appointed his best friend to run the IRS, which Hillary Clinton did, who  then just happened to audit the president’s enemies, including the women who accused her husband of sexual assault.

At some point, hyper ventilating, arrogant journalists, who insisted that American had to choose between Trump and Clinton, and no one else, must accept the results of an election they tried to manipulate. So let us get on with restoring the greatness of America.

You journalists have your job, dictating to all the rest of us how to talk and think and live, how about letting us get a paying job for ourselves?

Thanks, President Trump, for Carrier, for Ford and now for Intel. And thanks for refusing to take your own salary. Nobody mentions that. And like all the presidents before you, keep standing up for your daughter! That’s a dad’s right. All dad’s. Even if that dad is president.

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan, what do you think about Trump?

February 6, 2017

People make comparisons between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. They were both actors. Both had been divorced. Both men had been Democrats. Both men had some populist appeal. They were exactly the same on many issues, like their position on abortion.


Ronald Reagan & Doug Wead

But there were also many differences. President Trump and President Reagan lived in different times. The national media was openly hostile to both men. Reagan didn’t fight back. At least openly. He smiled and waved and mirrored back the idea that people liked him even though he was bitterly despised by the corporate media and the journalists who covered him.

In some cases journalists would defiantly state false numbers and there was no recourse, no internet to quickly arbitrate, and no Twitter for him to use to retaliate.

There is no question in my mind that Reagan would have used Twitter to go over the heads of the media and directly to the hearts of the people. He tried to do that with earned media. And amazingly it worked. The American people knew they were being lied to by many in the media and they deeply resented it. Some knew intellectually, they knew the metrics, others didn’t have time to research the issues but they knew instinctively.

In 1984, after they experienced his presidency for themselves, in spite of the false and mean spirited media narrative, Reagan was re-elected overwhelmingly. He carried every state except Minnesota.And almost took that one too.

Donald Trump has some things going for him. There is Fox News and Fox Business Network. which are more objective, but again, that has driven the mainstream media even more to the Left to compensate. There is Facebook and Twitter.

Reagan was a gentleman, kindly and measured. He was strong but never out of control.

Still, while some would argue with me about this, I suspect that Reagan would be chuckling with delight at Donald Trump’s style and at his effectiveness. We now have this amazing political spectacle. Trump is president but a Court of Appeals in California, along with allies in the media, have just assumed responsibility for the next terrorist attack on U.S. soil.