The Brody File has learned that Donald Trump will meet in New York City this Thursday with some top Christian Evangelical pastors.
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s executive vice president and special counsel, tells The Brody File that Rev. Paula White, pastor of Without Walls Central Church in Lakeland, Fla., arranged the meeting. She has been a close friend of Donald Trump for many years and lives in one of the many buildings Mr. Trump owns. She is also known widely within the Evangelical community.
Mr. Cohen would not reveal the substance of the meeting or who would be attending but did confirm that more than two dozen people will be there. It is expected that most of them will be pastors, not political Evangelical leaders. He said that the meeting is private.
Besides being the pastor of Without Walls Central Church, Paula White hosts a national TV show on Trinity Broadcasting Network called, “Paula White Today.”
She also heads up Paula White Ministries. The theme of the ministry is “Transforming lives, healing hearts, winning souls.”.
In 2006, Donald Trump appeared on her TV show. You can watch the clip of Trump and Rev. White below.
Paula White has been in the headlines before because of her highly publicized divorce from pastor Randy White. The Senate Finance Committee also investigated her non-profit ministry for three years but no wrongdoing was found.
Also, in 2008 there were media reports that she gave $2,300 to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign but she explained at the time that she was invited to meet Obama at an event hosted by Oprah Winfrey and the cost to get into the occasion was $2,300.
She went on to say that, “Regardless of any media stories or blog posts, I am unquestionably 100 percent pro-life and pro-family values. My political position has always been bipartisan and nonpartisan. I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion and I talk regularly with and minister to people who hold a broad range of opinions…I do not endorse candidates and I have not endorsed Sen. Obama…I am a Christian and a proud American. I am staunchly anti-abortion…Ultimately, I am always focused on bringing people into relationship with Jesus Christ and allowing His light to shine through my life.”
More on Paula White here.
Paula White was on Larry King Live in 2007. Watch that here.